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.

Nuvonyx appoints new distributor

01 December 2006

Nuvonyx has appointed Roditi International as its representative and provider of technical support for its full range of high-power laser diodes (HPLD) in the UK and Eire.

DOPS prize awarded to Johan Holm of Ibsen Photonics

01 December 2006

Johan Holm of Ibsen Photonics has been presented with the yearly DOPS prize for an individual whose contribution to the Danish optics field has been of unique quality and importance.

First Annual General Meeting of ALSP

01 December 2006

The Association of Laser Safety Professionals (ALSP) held its first Annual General Meeting on 19 September, to discuss the possible future work of the association.

Professor John Marsh appointed president of LEOS

01 December 2006

Professor John H Marsh, co-founder and CTO of Intense, has been appointed president elect of LEOS for 2007, succeeding Alan Willner of the University of Southern California.

Optima Research makes two new appointments

01 December 2006

Optima Research has appointed Neil Barrett as general manager, with Damien Giramondo joining as technical sales engineer

Ocean Optics appoints VP of operations

01 December 2006

Ocean Optics, a global leader in optical sensing, display optics, and biophotonics technologies has appointed Richard Pollard to the position of vice president of operations

JPSA appoints international sales and marketing manager

01 December 2006

J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA) has appointed Adrian Baughan, a well-known laser technology expert, to the position of international sales and marketing manager

Portable spectrometry for bird research

01 December 2006

Seabird behavioural scientist Dr Petra Quillfeldt has used a portable mass spectrometer from Avantes to determine the maturity of birds on New Island in the Falklands.

SPI expansion in China

01 December 2006

SPI Lasers is opening a business support office in Shenzhen, China, following strong sales growth over the past year in CW lasers for a wide variety of micro machining applications.

Fluorescence microscopy workshops

01 December 2006

The NSF Centre for Biophotonics, UC Davis and Picoquant are to host a joint fluorescence microscopy workshop in Sacramento, California, on the 18-19 January.

MEMS-based device to analyse lunar water content

01 December 2006

Polychromix is collaborating with Nasa to provide its Digital Transform near-infrared spectrometers for determining water content on the surface of the Moon's South Pole.