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October 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointments for the board of officers to coordinate New York State’s significant financial investments with the National Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Integrated Photonics. First announced by Vice President Biden and Governor Cuomo in July, the Integrated Photonics Institute will help secure the nation’s leadership in emerging technology research, development, and...
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Optics in Thuringia, Germany Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 2015 Time: 11.15am registration followed by a buffet lunch and short presentation Location: City View Ballroom, The Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607   For any enquiries please contact Doug Gray at 1-212-734-6513 / legthuringen@sectormarketing.co.uk    
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And the action was not restricted to the Riverside Convention Center. Check out the SPIE Updates from the show here http://spie.org/x115916.xml?WT.mc_id=ZLIZ Several RRPC companies hosted tours during the week.  Jim Sydor of Sydor Optics estimates that they hosted over 100 people between Monday and Friday, with a shuttle running between the convention center and the...
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October 27th  at 6:30pm Dr. Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM Photonics will be giving a IEEE Rochester Photonics Society talk at RIT.   The title of the talk is “AIM Photonics: What merging photonics with nanoelectronics will do”. Liehr was an invited speaker for the New York Photonics Annual Meeting, but was unable to attend....
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Student volunteers from the University of Rochester Institute of Optics SPIE Student Chapter helped New York Photonics Executive Director, Tom Battley assemble and install 20 beautiful photo banners at the Greater Rochester International Airport on Friday, October 9. The banners are there to welcome visitors and exhibitors to Rochester during SPIE Optifab, held in Rochester biannually, and...
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It’s photonics. Get it? Following SolarCity’s plan to build a factory in Buffalo, New York, another solar company has been attracted to the area with incentives. Upstate New York is quickly becoming a new hub for solar manufacturing. On Wednesday afternoon solar startup 1366 Technologies, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced that 1366 will...
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The United States commerce and state departments are rewriting a proposed rule that had a major impact on Rochester optics companies in part because U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer nudged them to do so. The proposed rule would have placed certain optics-related technologies on a do-not-export-outside-the-country list. The state and commerce department officials originally planned to...
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Cameras: Four Nikon D810 cameras Lenses:  28/f1.8 mm Exposure time: 30 seconds @ f/11 ISO 100 All external lighting was provided by nearly 1,800  volunteer participants using hand-held electronic flash units and flashlights. Additionally Profoto 7B and B1 electronic flash equipment was used. The RIT Big Shot is a nighttime community photographic project that began...
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Rochester is undeniably excited about photonics, even if much of the community doesn’t know what it is. But there’s good reason for the buzz, since Rochester will be the heart of a national initiative to build an integrated photonics industry from the ground up. The Department of Defense is keen on integrated photonics, which basically...
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Two local photonics experts used the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Wednesday night to set the stage for how the field will improve Rochester’s job economy. Jay Eastman and Paul Ballentine looked in their crystal balls and told about 150 entrepreneurs that a $600 million photonics research institute coming to town will boost local higher education, jobs...
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