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Washington, D.C. − U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the United States has requested consultations with the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s unfair export restraints on rare earths, as well as tungsten and molybdenum. These materials are key inputs in a multitude of U.S made-products and American manufacturing sectors, including hybrid car batteries, wind turbines, energy-efficient lighting, steel, advanced electronics, automobiles,...
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MCC High Tech Exploration Night will be held at Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, New York, 14623, Warshof Conference Center, Monroe A & B, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The flyer encouraging students to participate in the event is here. Rochester Optics Photonics and Imaging companies are encouraged to participate by connecting here. For more information, please contact Bob Lasch...
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April 12, 2012 PLS Launch Solutions Plymouth Avenue South (Corn Hill) 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm John Veckerelli and Michele  Gleber of PLS Launch Solutions will present “Increasing Qualified Leads” 4:30-5:30 Networking (drinks & snacks will be served) 5:30-6:00 Presentation: Increasing Qualified Leads 6:00-6:30 Q&A/Roundtable discussion Contact Tom Battley with your RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...
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Mirror Tech Days July 31 – August 3, 2012 Hyatt Regency, Rochester, NY USA The Only Conference of Its Kind Every year Tech Days summarizes the USA Government’s investment strategies and activities in developing technology for any application requiring optical components (e.g. telescopes, imaging systems, seeker/trackers, high-energy laser systems, solar energy, etc.). Tech Days covers technology investment efforts in: optical materials; substrate design & manufacture; optical fabrication and metrology technology;...
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The Rochester Engineering Society is hosting a networking event for engineering professionals and students.  The format will be casual with opportunities to meet with others in the engineering community, a reception-style setting with simple cheese tray and cash bar. Wednesday, March 21st 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue, Rochester To help energize the evening’s interactions, noteworthy leaders from the “Imaging City” will give short presentations...
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Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) invites you to attend the 7th annual CCMR Facilities 101 Date: Thursday April 5th Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Cost: $55.00 Facilities101 is an in-depth introduction to the laboratories, equipment, and staff managed by the CCMR and made available to industry. This 1-day course provides an opportunity to meet the technical staff managing these facilities, take tours of...
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The Wall Street Journal reports: Following 12 straight years of declines, U.S. manufacturers added 109,000 workers to their payrolls in 2010 and another 237,000 in 2011. And in January of this year, the number of manufacturing jobs increased by 50,000. Yet this vibrant sector is being held back—and not by imports. Instead there is a serious labor shortage. In an October 2011 survey of American manufacturers conducted by Deloitte Consulting...
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Photonics West 2012 exceeded 1210 exhibiting companies, and once again drew record attendance. Every company that we talked to at Photonics West is enjoying a backlog, but after the recent economic sleigh ride, remains cautious. Registration attendance was 20,324 (up 4.8% over 2011) 5,487 Conference Attendees 8,130 Exhibition-Only Visitors (an increase of 6.3%) 6,707 Exhibitor Representatives 61 Technical Courses and Workshops 4348 Technical Presentations in 74 Conferences A look ahead...
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IDEX Corporation Forms Optics & Photonics Platform Albuquerque, N.M. – January 24, 2012 –  Driven by rising demand for custom-engineered solutions for photonics-enabled instrumentation, the IDEX Optics & Photonics (IOP) platform  combines mission-critical technology, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities with proven IDEX commercial and operational excellence tools to provide its customers with shorter time-to-market and unparalleled collaboration, quality, and service. The IOP platform currently consists of three business units:  ATFilms, CVI...
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2011 was an odd year.  The volatility reminded me of the Led Zeppelin song, “Dazed and Confused.”  The S&P 500 moved at least 2% on more than 60 days (which in 2005, for example, it didn’t do once).  Those people who have superior information and market sense — traders and professional money managers – did a poor job.  Most money managers underperformed their indices. Meanwhile, at the start of the...
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