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05 Dec 11
USITC supports Chinese PV imports investigation

Unanimous vote means that investigation into imports of PV cells and modules from China will continue, bringing a trade war one step closer.

01 Dec 11
EC details €80BN innovation proposal

The European Commission lays out its 'Horizon 2020' budget, emphasizing cuts to red tape and a boost for industrial innovation.

18 Nov 11
Solyndra: Chu caught up in partisan crossfire

The US Energy Secretary's grilling in Congress had more to do with political grandstanding than forensic questioning about loan guarantees.

18 Nov 11
Photonics West talk explains US patent changes

With the US now adopting a first-to-file patent system, Paul Davis will guide attendees through the implications for photonics.

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.

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