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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 facility under common management, IDEX Health & Science will be able to deliver on its...
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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 vehicles, medical devices and smart robots. RPC’s Engineered Diffuser™ product is a critical component for...
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To help foster leadership in the application of high-intensity lasers, the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is partnering with eight other high-intensity laser facilities across the country in a new national research network called LaserNetUS. The collaboration, which includes University of Texas at Austin, Ohio State, Colorado State, Michigan, Nebraska-Lincoln, SLAC National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will provide US scientists increased...
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October 25, 2018 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster / New York Photonics today honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s Optics and Photonics Industry. RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley presented the awards before stakeholders from industry, government and education from across the region at the New York Photonics 2018 Annual Meeting, October 25th at the George Eastman Museum. The RRPC Entrepreneur Award is...
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Koch Environmental, a Rochester-area environmental simulation company, just announced that its test chamber calibrations are now accredited by ISO/IEC 17025:2005, which is the international standard of competence for testing laboratories and calibration services. Through the use of environmental test chambers, Koch Environmental helps product developers and quality assurance professionals test performance and uncover design flaws in emerging products. Inside the simulation chambers, new products are tested to see how they...
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The Rochester area optics, photonics and imaging industry is an ecosystem that can serve as a model for the nation, according to a DoD executive responsible for manufacturing and supply chain analysis. That was the assessment by Adele Ratcliff, Director of the Manufacturing Resiliency & Assurance office and the Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment Program within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base...
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Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing technique through a $422,733 grant from the National Science Foundation. PIC: Hybrid Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Neuromorphic Networks is a multiyear project to advance neuromorphic computing using photonic circuits. Neuromorphic computing, sometimes referred to as brain-inspired computing, is a subfield of artificial intelligence where the physical...
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Rochester, New York. OptiPro, a global leader in designing and building computer controlled grinding, polishing, and measuring equipment for the precision optics and advanced ceramics industries, has begun a building addition which will accommodate a new machine tool showroom and machine assembly area. OptiPro has begun construction on a new 15,200 square foot building addition! The addition will occupy a new machine tool showroom and an area for custom projects....
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IDEX has expanded its presence in Rochester, New York, with the construction of a new state-of-the-art optics facility. The 100,000 square-foot site includes both manufacturing and research and development activity, consolidating the Semrock and Melles Griot businesses based in Rochester with the Carlsbad, California business, which has traditionally specialized in lasers and integrated optical systems. The new center includes a world-class optical coating facility, and supports the scale-up of sub-system manufacturing and...
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Optimax Systems Inc., Rochester, NY, is expanding again. The company will construct a $21.7 million, 60,000 square-foot addition at its existing facility on Dean Parkway. The expanded operations will allow Optimax Systems to raise the bar when it comes to supplying optics for its customers and will help the company solidify its brand and credibility in the worldwide optics manufacturing community. As a result of its continued growth, the company...
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