Business news

Prism Awards showcase photonics technologies

24 February 2015
Medical diagnostic and chemical sensing products and a new class of optical connectors for next-generation data centres, were among the winners of the Prism Awards, presented at Photonics West

Surgical photonic device wins SPIE Startup Challenge

News image24 February 2015
An optical device for preventing injury during minimally invasive surgeries, a microphone with no moving parts, and a plasmonic film to detect mercury in power plants were selected as the top projects in the 2015 SPIE Startup Challenge

SPIE CEO pays tribute to the late Charles Townes at Photonics West

News image24 February 2015
SPIE CEO Dr Eugene Arthurs has paid tribute to the late laser pioneer Charles Townes during the Lase plenary session at Photonics West, which took place 10-12 February in San Francisco

Photonic IC startup, Effect Photonics, wins funding

24 February 2015
Developments that could lead to a significant reduction in the cost of photonic integrated circuits lie behind the announcement of a series-A funding round for Dutch start-up Effect Photonics

Translational research work commended at Photonics West

23 February 2015
Four scientists have been commended by SPIE for work in translational research. The researchers were presented with awards on 8 February during the biophotonics and biomedical optics conference, BiOS

Global photonics market to reach $766bn by 2020

23 February 2015
A report by Transparency Market Research has labelled North America as the largest market for photonics, but that Asia Pacific is the fastest growing driven by demand for instruments from India, China and Japan

Distributors news

Power Technology becomes QSI laser diode distributor

9 June 2014
Power Technology is now a North American distributor of laser diode manufacturer Quantum Semiconductor International

Headwall appoints Diessechem as distributor for Italy

4 November 2013
Headwall has announced a new distributor partnership with Diessechem, with offices in Milan, Italy

HollyWinx Optics appointed as REO distributor in China

10 October 2013
REO has appointed HollyWinx Optics as its exclusive representative in China.

Headwall appoints Australian distributor

20 September 2013
Headwall has appointed Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS) as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand

AceXon to distribute LightPath

16 August 2013
LightPath Technologies, a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of optical components and high-level assemblies, has signed a distribution agreement with AceXon Technologies

Phihong and Oree partnership in planar LEDs

12 August 2013
Phihong Technologies of Taiwan and Oree Illumination Solutions in Israel have formed a global partnership for the development and marketing of planar LED lighting systems

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