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March 2017
New York Photonics member Precision Optical Transceivers (POT) is expanding into Eastman Business Park in Rochester. The company currently employs 20 people and expects to add another 30 positions at the new facility over the next two years. POT works with a wide variety of industries, including health care, education, enterprise, government entities, and service providers.  The...
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“Though Pasterski herself is a standout, her interest is part of a larger trend of millennials — especially women — graduating with degrees in physics.” Harvard thinks a female 23-year-old Ph.D. candidate may be the next Einstein. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of the most well-known and accomplished physicists in the...
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STC MEMS, former Infotonics Center, most recently a division of SUNY POLY Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKTS), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal BulkONE® bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced today it has entered into  binding, definitive agreements to acquire assets from the Research Foundation for the State University of...
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HONG KONG — When the United States Air Force wanted help making military robots more perceptive, it turned to a Boston-based artificial intelligence start-up called Neurala. But when Neurala needed money, it got little response from the American military. So Neurala turned to China, landing an undisclosed sum from an investment firm backed by a...
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We Rarely Make Appeals Many of you may know Lori Steffenilla, a long-time member of the Optics and Photonics Community.  Lori is currently the Director of Operations at GS PLASTIC OPTICS.  Previously, Lori was VP of Operations for Syntec Optics. On December 28th 2016, Lori and her family suffered a devastating loss when her husband...
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Comparing Plans in the International Competition for Future Optics & Photonics Manufacturing and Jobs A reminder: We are living in the century of the photon. There will be great economic rewards to nations — and regions — that are able to grow their optics, photonics and imaging ecosystems.  Nations are investing billions into making certain...
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UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SCHEME TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT RIFLE SCOPES AND THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT Military grade equipment was intended for shipment to Ukraine.  Queens Man Sought to Export Controlled Rifle Scopes and Thermal Imaging Equipment Designed for Military Use. The devices obtained by the defendant and his co- conspirators included some of the...
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Consolidation creates efficiencies for the innovative 20-year old company and its customers. Syntec Optics, (video here) a privately-owned advanced polymer optics manufacturing company in Rochester, NY, has announced the completion of its move from three separate facilities in New York State to the City of Rochester. “Syntec Optics (website here) is making American manufacturing globally competitive again. The...
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What will it take to create a manufacturing renaissance in the Greater Rochester area? According to Willy Shih, it involves strengthening the link between manufacturing and innovation, developing advanced manufacturing operations and the supporting structure, educating and preparing the workforce at all levels, and government support for key initiatives. The Speaker: Dr. Willy Shih Dr....
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