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16 Nov 11
Machine vision groups spark Asian expansion

With business booming, the machine vision market is primed for rapid expansion in Korea and China and adoption of new technologies.

16 Nov 11
SPIE backs Senate as clock ticks on SBIR funding

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program could disappear this week if Congress takes no action to extend its deadline.

15 Nov 11
2011 Prism Award finalists revealed

Short-list for awards night at Photonics West in January features electronic spectacles and a laser system for illuminating railway tunnels.

07 Nov 11
Solyndra’s lasers sold off at auction

Bankrupt solar firm raises cash through sale of non-core assets, including a wide range of optical equipment.

02 Nov 11
Applied photonics Fraunhofer for Scotland?

Scottish Funding Council document recommends approval of a million-pound contribution to establishing center for photonics innovation in Glasgow.

31 Oct 11
UK and Germany cut solar feed-in tariffs

Germany cuts support by 15% from start of 2012, while the UK proposes a 50% cut for small installations taking effect from next April.

26 Oct 11
Solar tensions spill over into war of words

New SolarWorld-led US coalition slams Chinese rivals over environmental record as war of words escalates.

26 Oct 11
Biophotonics in the spotlight at UK's Photonex 2011

Holographic surgery aids and multispectral assessment of a patient's emotional state were among the topics discussed in Coventry.

25 Oct 11
Fabrinet flood hits optics manufacturing

Chokchai campus of leading contract manufacturer 'under several feet of water'; production unlikely to resume this year.

20 Oct 11
US solar coalition files anti-China petition

SolarWorld and six other unspecified US silicon cell and module manufacturers take case to International Trade Commission.

19 Oct 11
20 photonics companies in 'Cleantech 100' list

The latest annual list of 'up and coming' cleantech ventures features some familiar names, some new faces and one notable absentee.

18 Oct 11
US senator accuses China over solar jobs

Democrat Ron Wyden says that massive state subsidies for cleantech in China are costing jobs in the rest of the world.

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