Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. announced the completion of its new facility for the development of portable products, which combine optical systems with photonic devices. Dubbed the Business Promotion Project Building, the new facility is located on the grounds of the company’s Central Research Laboratory in Japan. The completion ceremony was held on October 16, 2009 and operations will begin this month. The Business Promotion Project Building will serve as a technology center for the various manufacturing divisions of Hamamatsu Photonics and will house equipment that is used in the development of integral optics-based products. It will also be the new offices for R&D groups which have been working on companywide integral optics projects during the past several years. Furthermore, the new facility will enable Hamamatsu Photonics to consolidate its expertise on various technologies related to integral optics, which until now have been distributed among the various divisions of the company. These technologies include those for optical systems design, optical thin film manufacturing and MOEMS/opto-nanotechnology device fabrication.