Chinese MEMS industry still has niches to exploit claims report

05 September 2007

A new report has revealed that micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology is following the trends of other industries, and experiencing increased growth in China.

Tiny tuneable laser could speed up telecommunications

05 September 2007

JDSU has created a new device that should help create smaller, and cheaper tuneable products for faster telecommunication networks.

Award for extreme-UV lithography research

28 August 2007

Powerlase has been appointed a Medallion Member of the Industrial Affiliates programme at the University of Central Florida. The award acknowledges Powerlase's contribution to research into extreme ultraviolet lithography at the university.

News in brief

28 August 2007

Aculight has been named one of the top 50 high-tech companies in Washington; Newport Spectra-Physics has moved its UK office from Newbury to Harwell, and GlowLed has been awarded a £225k grant.

Photonics people

28 August 2007

JPSA has appointed a new field service engineer; Labsphere has appointed its Asia Pacific sales director; and Professor John Marsh of Intense has been elected a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

High-tech lasers for space exploration

28 August 2007

Intense has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to build reliable laser pumps that will meet the challenging demands of space exploration.

New consortium for emerging high-tech companies

17 August 2007

A new consortium has been formed to engage with emerging technologies companies in the MEMS, biomedical, control electronics, remote sensing and advanced technologies sectors.

Leister Process Technologies acquires IR Microsystems

17 August 2007

Leister Process Technologies has acquired IR Microsystems, a Swiss company that provides diode laser-based gas detection modules, to expand its activities in micro-systems technology.

Spectrometer to look for water on moon

17 August 2007

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCross) will carry the Ocean Optics equipment, nicknamed Alice, to help analyse the composition of the lunar craters

Lasers to map Mercury's landscape

07 August 2007

German diode lasers, developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, may one day map the hills and valleys of Mercury's landscape.

Expanded test and measurement capabilities

06 August 2007

The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies (CEMMNT) has expanded its measurement, characterisation and design capabilities for industry.

Diode lasers for missile defence

06 August 2007

Aculight Corporation has been awarded a subcontract from The Pennsylvania State University's Electro-Optics Centre (EOC) for $2.6m over a three-year period, to develop diodes lasers for use in missile defence.