August 2015
In a hotly contested competition that had a team led by New York State vying with a team led by Florida and another led by Southern California, the DoD has chosen the New York team as the winner for the Integrated Photonics Institute In Manufacturing Innovation:  AIM Photonics. All the players involved: Governor Cuomo, SUNY...
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Utica, New York, will be getting a computer chip manufacturing plant and a power electronics research facility that will invest billions of dollars in the city and create almost 1,500 new jobs. The Austrian computer manufacturer ams AG will initially invest $2 billion in a new manufacturing plant in Utica that will create 1,000 jobs....
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New York Photonics Cluster Endorses Leadership Accord  ROCHESTER, NY, August 18, 2015 – New York Photonics, based in Rochester, NY, endorses the leadership statement issued today by SUNY Polytechnic Institute President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros and University of Rochester President and CEO Joel Seligman. We salute the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo for convening New...
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Rochester Institute of Technology professor Jie Qiao is the general co-chair of the international conference on Ultrafast Optics UFO X taking place in Beijing, China, from Aug. 16 to 21. Ultrafast optics uses short optical pulses that can provide higher intensity than a continuous wave of light. High-energy lasers can weld, cut and polish glass...
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A group calling itself Rochester Business Leaders Photonics Working Group has proposed a location for AIM Photonics administrative offices, a different location than earlier suggested by University of Rochester president and designated AIM Photonics CEO, Joel Seligman. These parties are working separately from the internationally recognized cluster of OPI companies and research institutes that have...
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Computer chips for the next iPhone will be made at the Samsung Electronics plant in South Korea and the GlobalFoundries factory in Malta, New York. According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple Inc. picked Samsung and business partner GlobalFoundries over the world’s largest chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. “As far as I know it’s...
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Students from RIT’s SPIE student chapter recently celebrated the International Year Of Light with a spontaneous audience participation event at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery during the opening of the 50th Finger Lakes Art Exhibition on Saturday, July 25th. RIT Doctoral student, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and SPIE Student Chapter president, Alexandra B. Artusio-Glimpse led a team of...
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Lumetrics receives patent for system that combines wavefront analysis and dimensional measurement. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 Lumetrics was awarded a patent for an apparatus that measures the optical performance characteristics and dimensions of an optical element using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and a low coherence interferometer. This is a major improvement on current...
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