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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 in mobile computer vision. “While Navitar currently supplies full imaging modules for the autonomous vehicle...
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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 supports selected innovators as they grow their ideas in Rochester with help from industry experts,...
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February 2-7, 2019, the global optics and photonics community descended on San Francisco for SPIE’s annual conference: Photonics West. With a whopping 58 companies in attendance, New York Photonics had its largest showing to date, the largest of any cluster at the conference. “New York companies have been presenting and exhibiting at Photonics West for more than 20 years.” said Tom Battley, Executive Director of New York Photonics, the trade...
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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 Democrat & Chronicle journalist, columnist, and auctioneer extraordinaire who has raised many millions of dollars...
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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 of an infrared research and development company from Florida acquired by Rochester Precision Optics in...
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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 am often asked what needs to be done to advance the field and how to...
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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 NY Lighting Awards at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House. Each company will receive...
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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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