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Vincent Associates®, the manufacturer of Uniblitz® Shutter Systems, announces that 2019 is the company’s 50th year in business. The company’s commitment to providing quality state-of-the-art electronic shutter products to the photonics, health science, photography, film, robotics, defense, and aerospace industries has made reaching this milestone possible. Founded by Andrew W. Vincent in 1969, Vincent Associates...
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A new optics manufacturing enterprise has joined the New York Photonics Cluster: Vertex Optics. Jayson Tierson and Joseph Serio have a combined 45 years of experience in optics manufacturing, process development, and business management. The two now bring that expertise to bear on high-end, precision optics manufacturing with a new optics company: Vertex Optics. Vertex...
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Navitar Mobility Division Formed, Dedicated to Autonomy and AI Based Computer Vision Imaging Modules Rochester, New York – Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Navitar, Inc., a global leader in vision technology, announced today the formation of Navitar Mobility, a new business unit focused solely on autonomy and AI based computer vision imaging modules and emerging applications...
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Additional Backing Will Support Three More Rounds of Optics, Photonics and Imaging Competition Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $15 million in additional funding is being made available to support three more rounds of the Luminate NY business accelerator competition in Rochester. The Luminate competition focuses exclusively on the optics, photonics and imaging industry. The program...
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Three outstanding women, two in the optics industry, were honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame as Keepers of the Flame on Monday, December 17. The designees were Dr. Susan Houde-Walter, President and CEO of LaserMaxDefense (LMD), Dr. Alexis Vogt, Associate Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College, and Carol Ritter Wright, former Rochester...
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Optics Manufacturer Will Add More Than 20,000 Square-Feet to Existing Facility and Add More Than 200 New Jobs New York Photonics OPI manufacturer Rochester Precision Optics will expand its headquarters in the Town of Henrietta, outside Rochester, adding more than 200 new jobs to the region. The company’s growth will accommodate two new projects—the relocation...
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By Alexis Vogt, PhD, Monroe Community College We need not look any further than our wrists and pockets for evidence of the impact biophotonic devices have on our lives. Our watches and phones can monitor our health and even remind us when it’s time to exercise. All around us, biophotonics is revolutionizing our world. I...
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Luminate (a program of Nextcorps) announced the 10 companies selected to take part in the second cohort of New York State’s Luminate NY accelerator competition in Rochester. The finalists selected include optics, photonics and imaging start-ups who were selected after pitching their innovative ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts at the Luminate...
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The design of the new Optics Center of Excellence integrates IDEX Health & Science’s different optical technologies and its research and development capabilities that will enable IDEX Health & Science to create a world class optical coating facility, scale-up sub-system manufacturing, and expanded optical and sub-system design capabilities. By combining these functions into one new...
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Ceres Technology Advisors, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of RPC Photonics, Inc. (“RPC”) to Viavi Solutions Inc. (“VIAVI”) (NASDAQ: VIAV). THE BUSINESS AND MARKETS RPC provides beam shaping solutions for 3D sensing to address a wide breadth of applications in facial recognition, gesture control, augmented reality and navigation for mobile consumer electronics, autonomous...
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New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.

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