Pacer increases US presence

04 January 2007

Pacer International has opened the headquarters of its North American operation, Pacer USA LLC, in Blue Bell, Philadelphia. The new office is hoped to strengthen Pacer’s North American presence.

Director appointed for Photonics KTN

03 January 2007

The UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics has appointed Alastair Wilson, formerly of Scottish Enterprise, as director for the recently formed Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network.

Frankfurt Laser Company appoints three new distributors

03 January 2007

Frankfurt Laser Company, a supplier of laser diodes and related components, has appointed three new distributors to expand its market presence in Scandinavia, Italy and Japan.

wzw Optic appoints Roditi International as UK distributor

03 January 2007

wzw Optic has appointed Roditi International as its new representative in the UK and Eire. wzw Optics, based in Switzerland, produces precision optics and optical assemblies.

Management changes to Linos following takeover

03 January 2007

Linos has undergone a number of changes to its corporate management and supervisory board following the takeover by the Qioptiq group in autumn 2006.

AccuCoat relocates to larger facility

12 December 2006

AccuCoat has relocated to a larger, all-new facility in Rochester, New York State. The expansion includes 6800 sq. ft. of offices and coating labs – effectively doubling their facility space.

Noliac acquires Piezoceram

12 December 2006

Noliac has acquired a majority share of the Czech company Piezoceram, which specialises in high-quality piezoceramics. It is hoped the acquisition will significantly increase its product range.

Goodrich awarded defence contract

12 December 2006

Goodrich has been awarded a contract from the US Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab to develop and fabricate a shortwave infrared sensor for the Spectre-Finder initiative.

Launch of Welsh training facilities

12 December 2006

Technium OpTIC is to be the base for two new government-funded training centres for opto-electronics: the Photonics Academy and the Integrated Knowledge Centre in Ultra Precision and Structured Surfaces.

Photonics people

12 December 2006

Several major companies have made significant appointments recently, including Intense, Melles Griot and Photonic Products

Fibre-embedded sensors for aerospace applications

12 December 2006

XenICs and FOS&S have been contracted to by aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industries to jointly develop novel ways to measure tension, compression and temperature in fibre-reinforced composite materials.

MEMS contract agreement

12 December 2006

XCOM Wireless, a developer of radio frequency (RF) products, has selected Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), the leading MEMS contract manufacturer, to manufacture die for its RF MEMS Relay product.