December 2012
The CEO Seminars are generally scheduled for the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 PM.  The seminars for February and May are being skipped as there are out of town trade shows scheduled which will affect attendance.  In addition, we are rotating the venue to to make attendance easier for some folks.  Host sites...
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RRPC Networking On Thursday, January 24 Semrock held a tour for local RRPC members of its new high volume manufacturing facility. The new facility is located adjacent to their main building in Rochester, NY where Semrock houses over 120 employees. Rob Beeson, Semrock’s GM stated that this project has been a few years in the...
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Researchers at NASA Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) have successfully tested a second-generation “Cobra” fiber positioner for astronomy, consisting of two rotary piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motors from New Scale Technologies. The second-generation design reduced the number of move iterations required to move an optical fiber to its target position for collecting astronomical data. Design improvements include modification...
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APPLIED IMAGE Group announced the acquisition of MICROTRONICS Inc, a key USA based “mask maker”. MICROTRONICS manufactures glass masks for the semiconductor, hybrid, MEMS, and electro-optical industries. Masks are primarily used to transfer electro-optical designs from the glass imaged plates (that MICROTRONICS manufactures) to the wafer, which becomes the final microelectronic or electro-optical components themselves....
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BIS published  proposed rule on Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer. Comments must be received by BIS no later than January 28, 2013. The proposed rule is here  (downloads a PDF from the Federal Register) On December 9, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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A workshop about the formation of a National Institute for innovation in Photonics and Optics Manufacturing Technology will be held at the University of Rochester on December 17th.  A preliminary agenda is attached. The proposed Institute will be part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a $1Billion program announced by the Obama Administration...
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Semrock is very proud to announce that they have recently shipped their one millionth filter. Semrock was founded in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2004 that the company decided to apply their hard coated optical filter technology primarily to the biotechnology and optical instrumentation market.  Semrock has seen tremendous growth in those 8 short years...
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