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.

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.