This is the syndication feed for Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:38:19 GMT Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Photronic Earnings Lower in Third Quarter Photomask firm Photronics Inc. reported earnings of $4.2 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 3. The result represented a 28 percent decline from earnings of... A56588 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Meadowlark Acquires Boulder Nonlinear Systems’ Commercial Unit Meadowlark Optics Inc. recently acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems. Acquired product lines include spatial light modulators (SLMs), optical shutters,... A56587 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spectroscopy Tests for Best Organic Photovoltaics Spectroscopy may provide a way to identify materials for organic photovoltaics based on their charge formation efficiency. In a recent study of organic solar cells, a team at the University... A56586 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Cooling Enhances Atomic-Force Microscopy Cooling nanowire probes with lasers could lead to significant improvements in the sensitivity and resolution of atomic-force microscopes. The technique, developed by a team from Australian... A56585 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT ON Semiconductor Expands Imaging Business with Aptina Purchase ON Semiconductor has acquired Aptina Imaging Corp. of San Jose, Calif., for approximately $400 million in cash. Aptina manufactures CMOS imaging systems for consumer electronics devices, as... A56584 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kansas, Nebraska Researchers to Probe Ultrafast Laser Dynamics A three-year, $6 million grant will support a research project on how ultrafast lasers influence matter. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate... A56583 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Oclaro Ends FY14 in Black After Business Unit Sales After selling business segments for a total of about $120 million, optical communications firm Oclaro Inc. ended its fiscal year June 28 with earnings of $17.8 million, an improvement over its fiscal... A56582 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optogenetics Controls Brain 'Switchboard' in Mice Optogenetic techniques have been used to alter the attention spans of mice, helping to shed light on how the brain mediates internal thoughts and external distractions. A team from New York... A56581 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT FTIR Microscopy Probes Interstellar Dust Microscopic analysis of interstellar dust is giving scientists an in-depth look at the origins of our solar system. A team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National... A56580 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT NASA to Study Incoming, Outgoing Arctic Light A new NASA mission will examine Article sea ice loss and cloud formation in part by measuring incoming solar and outgoing IR radiation. Called Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice... A56577 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sulfur Copolymers Boost IR Optics A new polymer made from sulfur demonstrates high transmission of IR light that could greatly enhance thermal imaging systems. While crystalline IR materials such as silicon, germanium, zinc... A56576 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sydor Instruments Acquires Sabre Ballistics Sydor Instruments LLC has acquired test equipment firm Sabre Ballistics of Caterham, England. The transaction cost was not disclosed. Sydor said the acquisition will increase its revenues by... A56575 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sigma-Aldrich to Distribute Dyesol BIPVs Photovoltaic materials manufacturer Dyesol Ltd. has chosen Sigma-Aldrich Corp. of St. Louis, Mo., as its global distributor. The agreement extends a previous alliance focused on... A56574 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT IR Sensor Provides 'Virtual Touch' for Blind An IR sensor and the concept of virtual touch could help the visually impaired take on many day-to-day activities. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used an Enactive Torch, a... A56573 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT NSF Grant Funds Study of 'Next Graphene' A nearly $1.7 million grant will advance the study of what engineers are calling “the next graphene,” which could play a pivotal role in optoelectronics and other devices. A... A56572 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Forecast: VCSEL Market to Grow to $2.1B by 2018 Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) will be a $2.1 billion market, growing 33.1 percent from 2013 to 2018, BCC Research predicts. Optical fiber data transmission is expected to... A56571 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT LPKF Earnings Down, Orders Up LPKF Laser & Electronics AG said it lost ground on both earnings and revenue in the first half of 2014, despite surging orders. Revenue in the first six months of the year was €45.6... A56570 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hydrogen Prevents UV Damage in Optical Fiber Hydrogen can fortify optical fibers, making them capable of sustained transmission of high-intensity UV light. A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology created the new... A56569 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Metasurface Switches Polarization More Efficiently An ultrathin metasurface can alter light polarization with 50 percent efficiency, hinting at future microscale devices for controlling light. A team from the University of Michigan and its... A56568 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Yenista Opens US Office Yenista Optics has opened a sales support and repair center in Newbury Park, Calif. The office will support Yenista’s test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers developing silicon... A56567 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT