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A free online database from the Greater Zurich Area Inc., an economic development agency, features 600 listings (in English) of companies in Switzerland that specialize in photonics, sensors, micro/nanotechnology, measurement and automation. It also includes technology consulting, technology park and venture capital listings. Visit: hightech.gza.ch. . .Light scanning technology developer Microvision Inc. announced it has procured a contract for approximately $1 million with an Asian manufacturer of printers and office equipment for further development of a MEMS-based scanning engine for high-speed laser printers.. . . Robotic Vision Systems Inc. said its Acuity CiMatrix Division has received a $1.2 million follow-on order for its Visionscape machine vision products for use by a personal care products company in an automation program to retrofit its manufacturing lines. The systems will be delivered between November 2003 and April 2004.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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