Features about 'HARD TALK'

October/November 2010

The value of exhibitions

Organiser of the Photonex exhibition in the UK Laurence Devereux comments on the increasing value of national exhibitions in the face of the plethora of information available on the internet and changing buying habits

August/September 2010

Fibre fights back

Sinclair Vass, EMEA sales and marketing director for JDSU, believes that the fibre and telecoms industry now represents a huge opportunity for photonics companies

June/July 2010

Out with the new, in with the old

Ron Stubberfield, director of sales at ET Enterprises, believes the market for photomultipliers is as robust as ever, in spite of the technology having been around for more than 50 years

April/May 2010

Missing out the middle man

Stuart Schoenmann, CEO of CVI Melles Griot, says there are plenty of benefits of working directly with photonics manufacturers

February/March 2010

Making the most of computing power

Mark Nicholson, VP of operations at Zemax Development Corporation, says there are computing options that can enhance software-based optical system design

December 2009/January 2010

Why diode lasers rule

John Ambroseo, CEO of Coherent, says high-power semiconductor lasers can help bring photonics back to growth

October/November 2009

Why photonics research is vital

Dr Stefan Kaierle, chairman of the European Laser Institute, says ongoing investment in R&D is essential for the photonics community

August/September 2009

Photovoltaics shines bright

Dave Clark, senior director of strategic marketing for photovoltaics at Newport Spectra-Physics, believes there is a huge amount of untapped potential in the sector for photonics

June/July 2009

The solar imperative

Tom Pearsall, general secretary of the European Photonics Industry Consortium, believes solar energy can provide rich pickings for our industry

April/May 2009

Distribution value

Douglas Neilson, managing director of Photonic Solutions, says distributors must work hard to add value for customers

February/March 2009

A measure of free trade

Robert Yeo, partner at Pro-Lite, on dealing with conflicting measurement units in photonics

December 2008/January 2009

What is the problem with innovation?

Peter Hallett, industry programme team leader at SPIE, says innovations need customers to succeed

October/November 2008

Get outside help

Graham Rothon, managing director at Pacer International, believes outsourcing optoelectronic design can benefit photonics companies large and small

August/September 2008

Why globalisation is a good thing

By Benoit Bazire, CEO, Qioptiq Group

June/July 2008

Applications driven by technology

Tim Stokes general sales manager Hamamatsu Photonics UK

April/May 2008

Complex, technical products in a commodity world

By Gary Wagner, president, Ophir-Spiricon

February/March 2008

Why we need to support the dreamers

Rob Randelman, president and CEO, Ocean Optics

December 2007/ January 2008

Keep it real

Mike Mason, vice president of technology at Powerlase, says the secret to developing mutually profitable customer relationships lies in creating solutions to real-world problems.

October/November 2007

Driving knowledge transfer

Alastair Wilson, director of Photonics KTN, on the challenge of sharing information within the laser market

August/September 2007

Stuttgart is the place to be for laser technology

Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, managing director of Messe Stuttgart, is confident that LASYS will be successful from the word go

June/July 2007

Photonics and new integration technologies

John Marsh chief technology officer, Intense says integration is vital in reducing costs

April/May 2007

Creating a sustainable business model

David Pointer, managing director at Point Source, believes photonics companies should look beyond short-term gains

February/March 2007

Upsetting the apple cart

Tony Hoult of SPI Lasers believes fibre lasers have the potential to alter the photonics marketplace

December 2006/January 2007

Time to face reality

Eugene Arthurs, executive director of SPIE, says that if you want scientists and engineers, you must reward them

October/November 2006

Are trade fairs here to stay?

Roger Sherman, managing director of Pattern, which represents the Laser Munich show in the UK, says good planning can help you get the best from an exhibition

August/September 2006

The three dimensions of a great team

Scott Keeney, CEO of nLight, believes teamwork lies at the heart of a successful photonics company

June/July 2006

Poised for growth

Ken Ibbs, director of marketing at JDSU, believes the photonics industry is reaching a tipping point

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