Jefferson Lab signs $200,000 contract for silicon photomultiplier technology

27 March 2008

SensL has signed a contract with the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) for the optimisation of low-light detectors and the supply of prototypes for possible use in the lab's GlueX experiment.

Ocean Optics appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

26 March 2008

Ocean Optics has appointed Michael Kayat, to the position of vice president of Sales and Marketing. He succeeds Rob Randelman, who was promoted to company president.

LML picks up manufacturing award

25 March 2008

Laser Micromachining Limited (LML) has been awarded the micro and nanotechnology (MNT) Quality Mark by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as part of the organisation’s Manufacturing Excellence MX Awards.

ES Technology named as UK agent for Univet

25 March 2008

Laser safety company Univet srl has partnered up with ES Technology to distribute its products within the UK.

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.