Timothy Day, cofounder and CTO of New Focus Inc., a provider of photonics technology solutions, has been awarded the Engineering Excellence Award for his contributions to tunable lasers from the Optical Society of America, which will present the award at its annual meeting Oct. 1 in Orlando, Fla. . . . Three-Five Systems Inc. (TFS), a supplier of display products, has signed an agreement establishing Visual Interaction GmbH as an authorized Three-Five development partner for Europe. Visual Interaction will provide local optics and electronics support for the European market and will offer optical module reference designs for TFS customers developing near-to-eye microdisplay applications.