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08 Apr 11
Opnext operations hit by quake interruption

US-headquartered company says that interruptions to chip and module manufacturing in Japan will drag down Q4 revenues.

07 Apr 11
Japan quake: Sony resumes laser fab operations

Sony has partially re-opened its semiconductor laser fab, while other photonics companies impacted by the disaster are battling power cuts.

30 Mar 11
Green photonics: beyond PV and LEDs

European politicians and bureaucrats should be made increasingly aware of “green” manufacturing techniques, as well as PV and LED applications.

24 Mar 11
Canada's INO lands $45M federal funding

The country's largest center for industrial optics and photonics technology development receives a major boost from the Canadian government.

16 Mar 11
Salk Institute pushes limits of biological imaging

$20M investment in cutting-edge tools that beat the diffraction limit has added a new dimension to acute disease research.

14 Mar 11
Sony, Nikon, Canon sites impacted by Japan quake

Optical device production at some of Japan's major manufacturing locations is suspended following the huge earthquake and tsunami.

02 Mar 11
Interview: Oclaro prioritizes diversification

Finger navigation, cosmetic lasers and atomic clocks can help Oclaro to build a more balanced business, says corporate strategy boss Yves LeMaitre.

24 Feb 11
Photonics21 hands "vision" paper to EC

At its fifth annual meeting, the organization presented its vision for future photonics innovation to European Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

18 Feb 11
Photonics short-listed for UK 'Turing' center

The UK's new technology and innovation centers will be called "Turing Centres", after the World War II code-breaker.

15 Feb 11
EPIA warns UK over solar tariff review

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) cautions the UK government to act very carefully to avoid creating market uncertainty.

02 Feb 11
PW2011: perspectives on a record-breaking show

With a best-ever attendance, warm sunshine and busy show floors, Photonics West 2011 reflected a strong mood of optimism.

28 Jan 11
Society tie-up has eye on advocacy

Alliance between member society OSA and trade association OIDA to focus on lobbying government; memberships to remain separate entities.

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