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28 Mar 12
Photonics misses out on UK 'Catapult' center

No 'technology and innovation center' dedicated to UK photonics, but £10 M will be re-allocated to a new support program.

26 Mar 12
IDEX interview: mega-trends and silicon moments

Seasoned photonics industry executive and now president of IDEX's optics and photonics business, Mike Cumbo talks exclusively to optics.org.

22 Mar 12
Brussels team “revamps” photonics innovation

ACTMOST project to help SMEs access top-level expertise will prove influential in Europe, says co-ordinator Hugo Thienpont.

21 Mar 12
US set to hit Chinese PV firms with import tariffs

But the stock prices of Suntech, Trina and Yingli all rise sharply after a preliminary determination applies only a small tariff rate.

13 Mar 12
German minister inaugurates Heliatek pilot line

Prime Minister of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich is the guest of honor as the organic PV specialist officially opens a pilot-scale production line.

08 Mar 12
National Academy calls for fusion energy roadmap

Interim report recommends making effective use of the National Ignition Facility to assess energy-generating potential.

07 Mar 12
Photonics Bretagne cluster to capitalize on expertise

New French grouping consolidates region with long tradition of optical innovation.

07 Mar 12
Ex-Spectranetics chief found guilty of FDA lies

John Schulte, former CEO of the medical excimer laser specialist, could spend up to five years in jail.

17 Feb 12
‘Dependable innovator’ looks to go global

As the UK government strives to rebalance its economy towards manufacturing, M Squared Lasers shows the way with photonics innovation.

15 Feb 12
NASA drops ExoMars missions in 2013 budget

Missions under development with the European Space Agency are set to feature a number of laser instruments.

01 Feb 12
PW 2012: green awards for laser innovators

Awards announced ahead of keynote presentation at the opening of the LASE conference.

26 Jan 12
PW 2012: young guns scoop 2011 Prisms

Start-ups and SMEs showed strongly at this year’s Prism Awards, with a 60-laser tunnel imaging system and an industrial femtosecond laser among the winners.

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