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July 2013
“Matteson points out that there were four significant changes among four different chiefs between 1988 and 2012: Chandler bought Sterling Drug in 1988 to leverage the chemical wing by moving into pharma; Fisher said he could make digital cameras a success; Dan Carp touted a global model that pushed digital cameras but reemphasized the legacy...
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A new center led by the University of Rochester will receive over $4 million in combined federal, industry and academic funding to advance the emerging area of freeform optics. Freeform optics could transform 21st century optical science. It could allow for a wider range of shapes for lenses and mirrors, which until recently had been...
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A circus-themed report from a left-leaning Washington, D.C.-based good-government group brought no amusement to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s administration after it selected him as one of the nation’s 18 worst governors. The analysis from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington categorized Cuomo as a “sideshow” — the least awful of its three categories of bad...
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Albany Nanotech as it is known, has grown from an idea residing in the basement of the University at Albany Meteorological Center with a few researchers, into a powerhouse that helped attract Sematech to the region from Austin, and billions of dollars investment in the region. It has put Albany “on the map” with technology...
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Sydor Optics announced today it has received certification to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards. This achievement affords Sydor’s U.S. and international customers a globally recognized standard of quality assurance. Sydor Optics has operated in general compliance with the ISO 9000 standards since 2004. Sydor provides custom flat optics such as glass wafers, mirrors, plate...
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Integrated circuit fabrication training presented as part of workforce initiative RIT recently completed a weeklong training in integrated circuit fabrication technology in support of Finger Lakes Economic Development initiatives. The training about semiconductor industry processes was conducted by faculty from the Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and...
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Thursday, September 5, 2013 Rochester Museum and Science Center An update on the National Photonics Initiative and what it means for Rochester and our nation.   More to follow.
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The Institute launched their inaugural Photon Camp for high school students the week of June 24th.  15 rising seniors from West Irondequoit High School in attendance spent the week learning about the field of Optics. The camp focused on four areas:  lectures, lab-work, educational field trips, and a capstone project.  The capstone project was be...
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Additional Assistance for Companies with SBIR Funding The 2011 SBIR Reauthorization made it possible for companies to request Discretionary Technical Assistance from vendors of their choice in their Phase I and Phase II proposals to some agencies. These agencies include the Navy, DARPA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National...
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