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2011-01-31 13:15:00

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation's Laser Focus World magazine, the international resource for technology and applications in the global photonics industry, won a Gold "Eddie" at the 2011 Folio Awards held at Sentry Center in New York City, January 25, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/NE39251 ) The Folio Awards are the largest competition for magazines and recognize the best in both editorial and design excellence. Laser Focus World...

2011-01-31 13:03:00

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Energetiq Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-brightness light sources for advanced technology applications, has been named by SPIE and Laurin Publishing the winner of the 2011 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the product category of Other Light Sources. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/NE39324 ) Winners of the Prism Awards, the premier competition for the photonics industry worldwide, were...

2010-12-06 14:30:00

NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for lasers will reach an estimated $6.4 billion in sales in 2010, more or less erasing the effects of the 2008/2009 economic downturn in this marketplace. This figure includes all types of lasers for use in applications as varied as metal cutting and welding, vision correction, fiber-optic communications, and Blu-ray players. Based, among other things, on recent strong sales trends from industry-leading laser manufacturers...

2010-01-07 12:53:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NP Photonics (Tucson, AZ), a leading innovator of advanced micro fiber products for sensing and scientific applications, has named Terry Hannon as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Terry most recently served as Executive Vice President of XSiL where he was responsible for Marketing, Sales and Corporate Strategy. Previously Terry was Vice President and General Manager of the Solid-State-Laser Business Unit at Coherent Inc. where he delivered...

2009-12-17 07:00:00

MONTREAL, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avensys Corporation (Pink Sheets: AVNY; FRANKFURT WKN: A0M9YA) today announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to sell Avensys Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avensys Corporation and leading manufacturer and distributor of fiber optic components and integrator of instrumentation and turn-key systems for environmental monitoring, to 3S PHOTONICS, a world-leading French manufacturer of optical and optoelectronic components for...

2009-12-16 14:17:00

NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for lasers is expected to grow about 11% in 2010 bringing total revenues to $5.91 billion for the year, according to a new industry forecast from Laser Focus World. For the first time since 2000, worldwide laser sales fell during 2009 because of the worldwide recession. The new forecast anticipates a return to growth in 2010. Aided by a turnaround in the semiconductor and communication equipment business and in the general economic...

2009-10-07 06:30:00

WILMINGTON, Delaware, October 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing need of more sophisticated means of communication is driving the demand for products and devices with high-speed and large bandwidth in data transfer along with low cost and high efficiency. However, the adoption of optical fibers and other optoelectronic components in the high end devices and applications involved high cost. This fueled the search for a cheaper base material and ended with silicon that began to be used for...

2009-08-05 04:30:00

WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Silicon Photonics Market (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total global silicon photonics product market is expected to be worth US$1.95 billion by 2014, and the U.S. market will account for nearly 52.9% of the total revenues. The global silicon photonics product market is expected to record a CAGR of 82.7% from 2009 to 2014. Browse 51...

2009-03-20 06:40:00

MOSCOW, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A high-tech Photonics exhibition, which is to be held at Expocentre (Moscow) on April 20 - 23, 2009, will include a special section. It will be completely devoted to laser nanotechnologies, which are considerably transforming the image of modern electronics. The emergence of this new section is connected with the beginning of the realization of a large-scale federal program of nanoindustry development in Russia. Photonics appears to be one of the most...

2009-01-13 14:51:00

Photonics innovation awards will be presented at Photonics West 2009 PITTSFIELD, Mass., and BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Laurin Publishing, publisher of Photonics Media, have announced the 67 finalist companies for the 2008 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, the premier competition for the photonics industry worldwide. The Prism Awards, introduced for the first time in 2008, recognize the best in innovative...


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