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September 2013
In recent years, JML Optical was having most of its custom lenses and other optical components built in China. But since new owners took the helm in 2011, JML Optical has participated in a growing trend in manufacturing: bringing production back to the United States, where it’s easier to manage customers’ increasingly exact tolerances for...
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The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC) announced the addition of seven new members to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting earlier this month. Rochester is in the national and international spotlight, and is seeking significant federal funding for optics R&D. The new Board reflects a broader range of expertise needed to establish Rochester...
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New York State’s plan to build up to three “mega” computer chip factories at the SUNY Institute of Technology outside Utica is raising questions about the future of IBM’s operations in downstate Dutchess County. Story here.
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Tuesday, September 10, Rochester, NY Before a packed house at the Digital Rochester GREAT Awards held in the Plaza Hotel on State Street, RRPC Member Lumetrics took home the Digital Rochester Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technology Award for developing their all-fiber based interferometer, the OptiGauge™. Presenting the award was Julian Goldstein, CEO of Navitar and...
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240 stakeholders converged at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Riedman Gallery on September 10 to interact with industry experts and thought leaders in a conversation about the National Photonics Initiative. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, representative 25th district, New York cohosted the meeting. Slaughter’s opening remarks emphasized Rochester’s leading role in optics, photonics and imaging for...
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The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster announced the recipients of three annual awards and a special lifetime achievement award at its annual meeting on Thursday, September 5th at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The RRPC Entrepreneurship Award was awarded to Michael Bechtold, CEO, Optipro, for demonstrating creativity, innovative spirit and drive in pursuit of the...
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ISUPT2013 University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, October 21-22, 2013 ISUPT provides a forum for researchers working on ultrafast photonic technologies including ultrahigh-speed optical communication, optical metrology, lasers, bio-medical technology, and advanced measurement technologies. The first ISUPT (originally named as “Europe-US-Japan Symposium on Ultrafast Photonics Technology”) was held at Makuhari in Japan in 2003, followed...
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