Collaboration produces interface between design simulation software

18 January 2007

Optiwave Systems and Zemax are to collaborate to provide a new interface to streamline the exchange of data between their respective optical engineering simulation design tools.

Breault appoints vice president of sales

12 January 2007

Kimberly Matty has been promoted to vice president of sales for Breault Research Organisation (BRO). In her new position, Matty will lead BRO's team of sales representatives and engineers.

ficonTec has acquired two Newport Corporation product lines

10 January 2007

ficonTec has acquired the automated fibre alignment and laser welding product lines of Newport Corporation, with the transfer currently underway. The products will complement ficonTec’s fibre optic packaging process chain.

Aculight develops infrared neural simulator

10 January 2007

Aculight has signed a licence agreement with Vanderbilt University to help develop the former's first medical research product, an infrared neural stimulator.

Laser marking contract for Rofin

04 January 2007

The Space Science and Technology Department (SSTD) at the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory recently acquired a Rofin SLM laser marking system to ensure it can satisfy stringent marking requirements.

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.