GSI Laser chief announces China and EU expansion

25 March 2008

Philippe Brak, the new vice president and general manager of GSI Group Inc’s Laser Division, has outlined plans to expand the company’s sales presence in China and the EU.

Spectrum Detector and SRICO fly high with $100,000 contract

20 March 2008

Spectrum Detector and its strategic partner SRICO have been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory to develop next-generation, ultra-sensitive pyroelectric detectors targeted at THz applications.

Nominations for International Laser Innovation Award announced

20 March 2008

Eight papers have been nominated for the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis award on topics including silicon photonics, medical lasers and applications, laser measuring devices, lasers for and in micro machining, car body production and microlithography.

Distribution agreement for high-power LED arrays and light engines

20 March 2008

AMS Technologies and Enfis, a British manufacturer of semiconductor based light source modules and systems, have signed a distribution agreement for all EC countries.

Pimp my sensors

20 March 2008

Alto Performance Racing’s Vyrus 994cc bike has been modified with sensors to monitor and improve the bike’s performance during the 2008 Thunderbike UK motorcycle championship

Electronik Product of the Year named

20 March 2008

Seoul Semiconductor's flash LED has been named ‘Product of the Year for 2008’ by Elektronik, an electronics magazine in Germany.

Qioptiq get to the Point Source

20 March 2008

Optical designer and manufacturer, Qioptiq, has completed its acquisition of Point Source, a specialist producer of fibre optic laser delivery systems and lasers.

Partnership to produce driver and liquid lens for mobiles

20 March 2008

Supertex and Varioptic have partnered up to produce a driver and liquid lens to add auto-focus capability in cellular phone and PDA cameras, bar code readers, web and laptop cameras, biometric scanners, and ultracompact cameras.

MtronPTI certified by DSCC for QPL Oscillator

20 March 2008

MtronPTI has passed the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) certification process for MIL-PRF-55310.

Laseroptik reports 100th Express coating order

20 March 2008

Laseroptik received the 100th order for its rapid prototyping service ‘Laseroptik Express’.

Board of Laser Safety names executive director

20 March 2008

The Board of Laser Safety (BLS) has promoted Barbara Sams to executive director with unanimous approval from the BLS Board of Commissioners.

These season's latest fashion: LEDs

20 March 2008

DDP has developed an advanced LED colour wash lighting and control system that delivers accent and mood lighting.