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VTT Project Develops Solar Energy Production Concept

The COMBO-CFB project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to its....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:14

UTSA’s Welch Receives $448K NSF Grant

Kirk Schanze, Robert A. Welch, distinguished university chair in chemistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $448,211 grant from the National Science Foundation to....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:11

Jordan’s SESAME Inaugurated by King Abdullah II

The Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) has been inaugurated by King Adbullah II of Jordan. SESAME will engage scientists from countries....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:00

Holographic Technique Traps Microscopic Objects With Irregular Shapes

An optical manipulation technique that can securely control the position, orientation and shape of non-spherical microscopic samples, such as living cells, could have direct applications in....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:15

Catalyst For a Connected World

If you believe the prognosticators, the Internet of Things (IoT) will fundamentally alter life as we know it in every conceivable way, from smart cities to autonomous cars to precision agriculture........ Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:43

Quantum Effect Changes Direction of Light Waves

In a variation of the magneto-optical effect, special materials called “topological insulators” (TI) demonstrated the ability to switch the direction of a light wave in clearly defined....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:25

OSA Announced Imaging and Applied Optics Congress

The Optical Society (OSA) has announced its Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, set for June 26 in San Francisco. The event features a plenary program hosted by award-winning film and television....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:00

SLD Wins Two International Innovation Awards

Visible laser light source developer Soraa Laser Diode Inc. (SLD) has been presented with the Technical Innovation Award and the Best in Category Award for its SSL chips and modules at the 2017....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:00

JenLab Receives CFI.co Award for Femtosecond Lasers

Laser technology developer JenLab GmbH has received the 2017 Most Innovative Medical Diagnostics Systems Europe Award from Capital Finance International (CFI.co) for its femtosecond laser. ....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:12

Photronics, Dai Nippon Printing to Form Joint Semiconductor Venture

Photronics Inc., a supplier of technology solutions for the global electronics industry, has announced an agreement with Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (DNP) to form a joint venture focused on serving....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:10

IPG Photonics Acquires OptiGrate Corporation

IPG Photonics has acquired OptiGrate Corporation, a manufacturer of high-quality chirped volume Bragg grating (VBG) technologies. OptiGrate VBG-based components enable dramatic performance....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:35

Elbit Systems Awarded $25M Contract for DIRCM Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a three-year, $25 million contract for the supply of their J-Music Direct Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) self-protection systems to an international....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:58

Newkirk Appointed CMO at Tourmaline Labs

Tourmaline Labs Inc., a provider of driver behavior analytics and motion intelligence software platforms, has appointed Bob Newkirk as chief marketing officer for strategy and partnerships. ....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:00

Craford Receives IEEE Edison Medal

George Craford, solid-state lighting fellow at Lumileds, was selected to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Edison Medal for his lifetime of contributions to....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:00

Persistent Photoconductivity Used to Control Semiconductor Cells

Use of light to alter the conductivity of semiconductor material could provide a new way to control cell behavior on semiconductors used for bioelectronics. The approach draws on persistent....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:11

Light Exposure in the Evening Improves Sports Performance

A new study shows that athletes who are exposed to blue light before competing can significantly improve their end performance. Researchers at the University of Basel’s Department of....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:40

FLIR Systems Appoints Cannon as President, CEO

FLIR Systems, Inc. has appointed James J. Cannon as president and chief executive officer, effective June 19, 2017. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich. Cannon has served more than 16 years in a....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:41

Osram Licht Acquires Agrilution Stake

Lighting developer Osram Licht AG has acquired a stake in Agrilution GmbH, a developer of an LED-based plant-growing home appliance. The lighting group holds a strategic minority interest in....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00

Testime Technology to Provide Anritsu Products in the UK

Test and measurement technology developer Anritsu Corp. has signed a distribution agreement with Testime Technology Ltd., a provider of test equipment and electronic components, to supply its test....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:53

My Quest for the Ultimate Wearable

by Karen Lightman
Executive Director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Click here to view this blog on the Design News website! Way back in 2013, I shared with you my quest for a fuel-efficient family car and debated the merits/demerits of electronic vehicles vs. hybrids. That blog received some of the most intense discussion/debate from the engineering design community and helped us to eventually buy the Honda hybrid that we drive now (though my daughters really wanted that Tesla, which, sadly, would have required a .... Read More
Source: MEMS Industry Group - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:23