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EpiWorks, II-VI Merge
SAXONBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2016 — Semiconductor wafer manufacturer EpiWorks Inc. has merged with II-VI Inc., a crystal material growth manufacturer, operating as a business unit within the company and expanding its production facility. “Long-term demand is strong for differentiated semiconductor technology that can be rapidly scaled to high-volume, and EpiWorks now has access to substantial expansion capital, a global footprint and sales support around the world,” said David Ahmari of EpiWorks’ sales,

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Amela Wilson Appointed Elbit Sensors Division VP
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 8, 2016 — Elbit Systems of America LLC has appointed Amela Wilson as the vice president of its sensors and fire control solutions division. Wilson comes to Elbit from New York City-based L-3 Aerospace Systems, where she was sector vice president in charge...
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Fonon Announces Growth Strategy
LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 3, 2016 — Material processing developer Fonon Corp. has announced its market growth strategy through the targeting of three growth markets The company has announced its focus on the 3D additive manufacturing and metal printing systems field which is...

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Jenoptik Announces Fiscal 2015 Earnings
JENA, Germany, Feb. 2, 2016 — Jenoptik AG has announced its 2015 group revenue, with an increase of 13 percent to €670 million ($7.26 million). According to preliminary figures, income from operations (EBIT) rose at a faster rate than revenue, by around 18 percent, to...
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Kopin Receives Final Payment from IQE
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 22, 2016 — Wearable technology developer Kopin Corp. has received its final $15 million payment from IQE PLC, a UK-based designer and supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers, for its III-V product line of heterojunction bipolar transistors. Under terms of...

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North Wales Photonics Launchpad Competition to Fund R&D Projects
SWINDON, England, Dec. 30, 2015 — Innovate UK, the Welsh government and the Welsh Opto-Electronics Forum are providing £500,000 (about $740,000) to fund R&D projects by businesses focused on light technologies in the St. Asaph area of North Wales. The North Wales...
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Application Note: Portable NIR Spectroscopy System Authenticates Textiles
NEWARK, Del., Dec. 25, 2015 — A portable near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer characterizes the fiber content of textiles, an application that could be used to identify counterfeit materials without having to send samples to a laboratory. Traditionally, textiles are analyzed via...

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Microscopic Laser Printing Method Could Hide Data, Simplify Production
LYNGBY, Denmark, Dec. 18, 2015 — A printing method using nanostructured surfaces and laser pulses has yielded a microscopic image with a resolution of 127,000 dots per inch. The color reproduction the Mona Lisa, created by researchers from the Technical University of Denmark...
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Application Note: OCT System Captures 'Internal' Fingerprints
PARIS, Dec. 17, 2015 — A sensor system based on full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) can distinguish real fingerprints from fakes by imaging deeper. Most traditional fingerprint-scanning devices use an optical camera to take pictures of only the top layer of...

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Gooch & Housego Notches Gains during Year of Reorganization
ILMINSTER, England, Dec. 16, 2015 — Revenues and profits both increased by 12 percent at Gooch & Housego PLC during a year in which the photonic components developer made significant changes. Adjusted profit before tax was £12.9 million (about $19.4 million) for the fiscal...
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Elbit Secures $76M+ in Contracts for IR Countermeasures, Tactical Systems from Asia-Pacific Clients
HAIFA, Israel, Dec. 16, 2015 — Elbit Systems Ltd. said it has been awarded a contract to supply its C-MUSIC commercial multispectral IR countermeasures systems for implementation on board wide-body jet aircraft. The client is a country in the Asia-Pacific region, and the...

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Laser Ranging System Tracks Movement of Hidden Objects in Real Time
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 15, 2015 — A single-photon avalanche diode camera system has been used to image objects located out of the camera's line of sight and track their movements with centimeter precision. REAS Camera that tracks hidden objects. A laser ranging system can see...
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ICFO Receives $1.9M for Quantum Cryptography Research
BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 15, 2015 — ICFO, the Institute of Photonic Sciences, has received €1.7 million (about $1.86 million) from the Axa Research Fund to fund a permanent chairmanship for quantum cryptography technology research, addressing rising data security issues among...

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'Throwable' Camera Wins $1M Verizon Technology Award
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2015 — Verizon Communications Inc. has awarded one of its three Powerful Answers Awards to Bounce Imaging of Boston for its development of omnidirectional cameras that provide real-time video and sensor data from potentially hazardous areas. Bounce...
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Application Note: IR Imaging Differentiates Skin from Other Materials
SANKT AUGUSTIN, Germany, Dec. 11, 2015 — Systems using IR wavelengths to distinguish skin from other materials hold promise for improving search and rescue efforts and defending against efforts to deceive biometric systems. The proliferation of face-recognizing biometric systems for...

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UTC Aerospace Provides Imaging Systems for Vulcanair, Chilean Navy
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 10, 2015 — UTC Aerospace Systems will deliver Cloud Cap Technology Tase500 imaging systems to Vulcanair Aircraft in support of Chilean navy maritime search and rescue efforts. Tase500 systems will be installed on the P68 Observer 2 aircraft, a twin-engine...
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Gary Bishop Appointed Executive VP of Photonics at Dynasil
NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 2, 2015 — Dynasil Corp. of America has appointed Gary J. Bishop executive vice president of photonics. "We expect his leadership in this new position will be transformational for our optics group," said Dynasil President and CEO Peter Sulick. "With more...

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Ophir-Spiricon Partners with US Army for Workforce Training
NORTH LOGAN, Utah, Nov. 30, 2015 — Ophir-Spiricon LLC is making it a priority to hire veterans by participating in the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success program. "We are excited to welcome Ophir-Spiricon to our team of corporate [and] government agency partners in the...
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IR Missile-Jamming System Tested on Military Transport Plane
HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 27, 2015 — A defensive laser and imaging system from Elbit Systems Ltd. was successfully implemented on an Airbus C295 military transport plane, jamming IR, ground-to-air, heat-seeking man-portable missiles (MANPADS) during a test flight. Elbit's MUSIC...

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Strobe LEDs for Ballistics Research Net Metaphase $250K Army Contract
BRISTOL, Pa., Nov. 23, 2015 — The U.S. Army has awarded Metaphase Technologies Inc. a $250,000 contract to develop and manufacture advanced high-speed LED strobed illumination equipment for ballistics research. The equipment will be used by the Army Test Center and Army...
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L-3 Wescam to Open Imaging Systems Service Center in UAE
BURLINGTON, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 11, 2015 — To provide maintenance and repair services in the Middle East, L-3 Wescam has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment Co. (ADASI) to open an authorized service center in the United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi service...

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IRradiance Wins $150K Grant for MIR Laser Lens Prototype
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6, 2015 — A Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Air Force Research Laboratory will fund development of a chalcogenide glass lens for use in mid-infrared (MIR) semiconductor laser systems. IRradiance...
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Imperx Names Lee Kimes Director of R&D
BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 6, 2015 — Imaging firm Imperx Inc. has named Lee Kimes director of R&D in its engineering department. Kimes will head the company's new R&D facility in Orlando. Kimes has been a part of the military and aerospace industry since 1987. He spent eight...

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Air Force Renews Laser-Guided Bomb Contract with Lockheed Martin
ARCHBALD, Pa., Oct. 29, 2015 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $76 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. for continued production of Paveway II Plus laser-guided bomb kits. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2016 and include the guidance and tail assemblies for...
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FotoNation, Socionext Form Image Processing Partnership
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 — FotoNation Ltd. is collaborating with Socionext Inc., a Japanese manufacturer of system-on-chip design technology, to bring next-generation computational imaging to the surveillance, robotics and drone markets. The partnership will use...






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