Integrated Photonics could hold the breakthrough. Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s law, the principle that has powered the information-technology revolution since the 1960s, is nearing its end. The doubling of transistors on a given piece of silicon real estate has already started...Continue Reading
The impact of optics is all around us. Everything is connected to light ― and enabled by optics. But what will be the next breakthrough technology? Discover the power of optics with the Enabled by Optics Contest finalists. Double Helix is on a roll, having just won the Startup Challenge at Photonics West in San...Continue Reading
FarmLogs chief agronomist Tracy Blackmer regularly attends crop conferences and gives talks to farmers, showing examples of 5-meter-resolution images taken by Planet’s satellites. He finds that until he shows the pictures, farmers often aren’t aware of how good the satellite imagery has gotten; the last pictures they saw were from 10 years ago, when satellites...Continue Reading
Rochester, New York – February 17, 2016 – Navitar, Inc, a leading USA-based manufacturer of precision optics and imaging system components, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Hyperion Development, LLC, a leading design firm and manufacturer of custom optical assemblies and OEM solutions. The companies expect the deal to close by the end of...Continue Reading
Bend your smartphone today, and it’ll probably break. Bend it three years from now, and it could snap a photo or turn a page in an e-book. So suggests Roel Vertegaal, a professor of human-computer interaction at Queen’s University’s School of Computing in Ontario. Vertegaal thinks that the time is fast approaching when deformable screens...Continue Reading
Rochester Precision Optics has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, a leading international competition that honors the best new photonics products on the market. The PRISM award is the “Oscars of Photonics”, receiving applications from more than 35 countries across the globe. Winners will be announced in February...Continue Reading
New York Photonics member and supporter, Harris Beach has achieved a successful jury verdict for Greatbatch Ltd. following a two-week trial in which Greatbatch claimed patent infringement by AVX Corporation cost Greatbatch $37.5 million in lost sales, price erosion, and other value. The trial was held January 11 – 25, 2016 in the United States...Continue Reading
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