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January 2014
Five years ago the Monroe Community College (MCC) Optical Systems Technology Program graduated two people and had a total of six enrollments. Today, the program has new labs, new laboratory equipment, dual-credit relationships with three area high schools and an annual optical systems immersion program for high schoolers with the Optics Summer Sizzler.  There are...
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Sydor Instruments recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Kentech Instruments Ltd to serve as its sales and applications partner in North America. The UK-based Kentech specializes in the manufacture of high voltage, fast pulse generator systems and gated detectors that when integrated with Sydor Instruments’ cameras, can provide custom diagnostics and...
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…agrees to purchase of 88 acres from the city of Buffalo New York State has agreed on terms to buy the 88 acres of city-owned land in South Buffalo that will house a new high-tech and clean-energy complex at RiverBend. The deal marks what officials call “swift progress” in advancing a monumental project that seeks...
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Once again fielding an impressive roster of Optics, Photonics and Imaging (OPI) companies at the largest and most influential international laser and photonics conference of the year, New York Photonics will be representing New York State at Photonics West 2014. No state (or nation) at the annual conference matches that number of exhibitors.  New York...
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Tornado Spectral Systems, Ithaca, NY   has been nominated for the SPIE Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation in the category of Detectors, Sensing, Imaging and Cameras for their OCTANE-860 “spectrometer on a chip” nanophotonics spectrometer. The OCTANE-860 turn-key fully integrated package never requires alignment and can be customized for high-resolution or broad-bandwidth preferences. Standard fabrication processes...
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This can only be accomplished by doubling down on the essential DNA of the region: engineering, manufacturing, logistics, a reasonable cost of living and bountiful natural resources. This approach builds off what some local urbanists, notably Jim Russell, have dubbed “rust belt chic.” Read the full Forbes article here.
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Eastman Kodak Company and Kingsbury Corporation have entered into an agreement to supply JTOUCH Corporation, a leading manufacturer of touch screen modules, with touch sensor film based on their newly developed silver-based metal mesh technology. JTOUCH will purchase the output of silver-based touch sensor film that will be produced by a Kingsbury manufacturing facility at...
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Mr. Cuomo will seek to reduce the state’s corporate tax rate to 6.5% from 7.1% while also offering a 20% property-tax credit to manufacturers. For manufacturers upstate, that relief package will be augmented by an elimination of the corporate income tax. Mr. Cuomo estimated that these reforms could save New York’s manufacturing industry $161 million...
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Manufacturing grew in December at the second-fastest pace in more than two years, fueled by a gain in orders that will help propel the U.S. expansion. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-02/u-s-ism-manufacturing-index-fell-to-57-in-december-from-57-3.html Ben S. Bernanke said the headwinds that have held back the U.S. economy may be abating, leaving the country poised for faster growth as his tenure as Federal...
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