Latest Donald Keck Stories

2012-02-06 10:34:36

For the first time, a group of chemists, physicists, and engineers has developed crystalline materials that allow an optical fiber to have integrated, high-speed electronic functions. The potential applications of such optical fibers include improved telecommunications and other hybrid optical and electronic technologies, improved laser technology, and more-accurate remote-sensing devices. The research was initiated by Rongrui He, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at...

2008-10-16 09:00:12

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) will receive R&D Magazine's respected 2008 R&D 100 Award for its innovative ClearCurve(TM) optical fiber at a ceremony this evening in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year. This is the sixth industry award that Corning ClearCurve fiber has received since its introduction in 2007. Corning has previously won this award for technologies such as LEAF(R) optical fiber, MetroCor(R) optical...

2008-08-15 09:00:22

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today the company has received the 2008 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award by the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA), the leading global advocate for product development and innovation. Corning was recognized for the strength of its innovation strategy - a "recipe" for success that draws on long-standing materials and process knowledge, deep market understanding and an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture. "We are delighted...

2008-08-04 18:00:15

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that, through a subsidiary, it signed an agreement to acquire Optimum Manufacturing Corporation for inclusion in its Specialty Materials segment. Located in Charlestown, N.H., Optimum is a manufacturer of precision-machined components serving the aerospace and defense, scientific, medical and communications industries. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Andrew Filson, business director - advanced optics, Corning Specialty Materials,...

2008-05-21 09:00:12

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, announces Jim Young Construction Company, Inc. as the newest member of the selective Corning Total Access Program(SM) (TAP). Corning's TAP provides highly qualified design, engineering, furnishing and installation companies with the tools necessary to ensure successful fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and wireless deployments. Certified TAP members receive all-inclusive access to Corning's innovative...

2007-04-25 06:00:09

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced plans to reopen a portion of its Concord, N.C., optical fiber manufacturing facility. As previously stated, the company expects it will take approximately six to nine months to restart fiber manufacturing. Production will be paced to meet market demand. "The optical fiber market has witnessed volume growth of greater than 15 percent in each of the last two years," said Eric S. Musser, vice president and general manager of Corning Optical...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'