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Optis appoints vice president of finance

27 February 2008

Optis has appointed Philippe Billaud, 51, as vice president of finance.

Pro-Lite signs distributor double deal

27 February 2008

Pro-Lite Technology has reached agreements with two companies in light measurement to distribute their equipment in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Duo makes a splash with liquid lenses for mobiles

26 February 2008

Seiko Instruments (SII) and Varioptic have signed a contract to develop, manufacture and market Varioptic’s Liquid Lens products.

Aculight to develop laser-based vestibular implant

25 February 2008

Aculight has been awarded a contract under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme. The $850,000 two-phase fast-track award from the National Institutes of Health will fund a joint effort with the University of Washington to develop a laser-based vestibular implant.

Unmanned vehicles, sensors, and space missions scheduled for Defense and Security event

25 February 2008

Displays and demonstrations of robotic and unmanned vehicle systems are among featured events planned for the SPIE Defense+Security conference in Orlando, FL, USA, next month.

Edmund Optics ramps up engineering staff

25 February 2008

Edmund Optics has hired several engineers to support customer service and product development.

Ophir-Spiricon offers fast track shipping

25 February 2008

Ophir-Spiricon has announced Fast Ship, a programme that provides one-day shipment of the most popular power/energy, beam profiling, and M2 laser measurement equipment.

Worcester Polytechnic gets gift from IPG Photonics

25 February 2008

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received funds and equipment from high-performance fibre laser and amplifier company IPG to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of the IPG Photonics Laboratory, established at WPI in 2001, in part, with support from the company.

HardRam and Powerlase go green for plasma manufacture

18 February 2008

Powerlase and HardRam have selected the Starlase AO8 laser to reduce the environmental impact caused by producing Plasma Display Panels (PDPs) and increase the speed and efficiency of the manufacturing throughput.

Lebanese navy ship in long-range surveillance

18 February 2008

The Lebanese National Defence Ministry has placed an order for six Pharos XLR3+ Long Range Multisensor Surveillance Platforms from Cedip Infrared to provide its naval forces with 24/7 long-range surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in all weather conditions.

JPSA appoints sales manager

18 February 2008

JP Sercel Associates (JPSA) has appointed Matt Parker as sales manager for the central region of the USA.

Bookham hits half-a-million laser mark

18 February 2008

Bookham has shipped its 500,000th 980nm pump laser module to the telecoms industry and has also accumulated more than 20 billion device hours in the field and industry leading FIT rate.

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