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Two different-yet-related problems. First, America needs to become more productive to grow the American economy faster. Second, some regions seem to benefit from growth a lot more than others. Indeed, the reality of the latter problem risks undercutting political support for policies to fix the former. Why should politicians and voters in the Rust Belt care about policies whose benefits will be heavily concentrated in New York City, San Francisco,...
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RIT experts will help Rochester push the edge of light- and sound-based technologies at the Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) conference June 25–27 in downtown Rochester. The two-and-a-half-day event aims to spur economic growth, as leading technologists and innovators come to Rochester for collaboration on the future of light- and sound-based technologies, applications and emerging industries. Four members of the RIT community will lead tracks in their respective areas, highlighting...
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Full Video here: Congratulations to Michael Mandina, President of Optimax Systems, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems, for receiving the Herbert W. Vanden Bul Entrepreneurial Award at RIT on June 5th! The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award was created in 1984 through an endowment fund established by Mr. Vanden Brul in conjunction with RIT’s Saunders College of Business. The award is presented annually to an individual or...
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(Reuters) – United Technologies Corp is nearing a deal to merge its aerospace business with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co and form a new company worth well over $100 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday. United Technologies and Raytheon are seeking to pool resources through what would be the biggest merger in the aerospace and defense sectors. United Technologies provides primarily commercial plane makers with equipment...
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Ohad Harlev will be giving a presentation on LyteLoop on June 11th at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. NY Photonics: What is the idea behind LyteLoop?: Harlev: Storing data in motion. We have been working on this for 3 1/2 years and have 6 or 7 patents depending on how you want to count. Humanity is creating a huge amount of data. Today the world is storing data in a really...
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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 continues the tradition of focusing on their core competency: Performance shutters and shutter drive systems....
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Marty’s Obit: penned by the man himself, of course. Also included is a two-part article that he wrote for the RRPC newsletter in 2009. Martin Dvorin left our world in his sleep Monday, March 11, 2019. Marty came into our world January 31, 1923 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, to Minnie and Irving Dvorin, and grew up in a neighborhood of four family private brick houses, pushcarts, the famous Loews’...
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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 Optics manufactures prototype to small volume high precision brittle material components for the medical, defense,...
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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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