But the prospects for a similar research centre dedicated to photonics are not looking good, say some in the industry.
Highlighting a dozen of the 'up-and-coming' companies that you might not have heard about who are exhibiting at the San Francisco show this year.
Ten numbers that sum up major developments in optics and photonics this year.
Team from Dresden wins award for development of organic semiconductors now being commercialized for PV and lighting applications.
Senate and House agree compromise deal that will see venture-backed enterprises gain greater access to SBIR funds.
Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, president of the family-owned laser and machine tool giant, ranked 40th in Financial Times list.
Soitec, currently displaying its technology at the UN summit in Durban, is set to build the facility in Touwsrivier pending a final decision.
The results of photonics development projects funded by the European Commission are shown at high-profile Brussels event.
Unanimous vote means that investigation into imports of PV cells and modules from China will continue, bringing a trade war one step closer.
The European Commission lays out its 'Horizon 2020' budget, emphasizing cuts to red tape and a boost for industrial innovation.
The US Energy Secretary's grilling in Congress had more to do with political grandstanding than forensic questioning about loan guarantees.
With the US now adopting a first-to-file patent system, Paul Davis will guide attendees through the implications for photonics.