BrainTech Inc. received a contract to build and install a print-quality inspection system to improve and standardize the ink jet printer assembly process for Epson Portland Inc. Epson has the option to buy an additional 11 units to automate its print-quality inspection system. ... Irvine Sensors has received an order from the US Army to develop a low-cost, high-speed optoelectronic module used in parallel processors and network switching and routing. ... Laser Power Corp. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Union Miniere Inc. to form a joint venture that will produce zinc selenide infrared optic material. ... Optical Specialties Inc. has licensed key technology involved in the measurement of critical dimensions and overlay registration achieved in submicron optical lithography to Nanometrics Inc. ... Geltech Inc. has signed a five-year agreement with Quinta Corp. to develop and manufacture aspheric, glass optics for Quinta's optically assisted Winchester technology disk drives. ... Corning Inc. has forged a long-term supply agreement with Condumex to provide optical fiber in Mexico, Latin America and other export markets. ... AMP Inc. and the fiber optics division of Siemens AG have signed an agreement under which both companies will supply interchangeable parallel fiber optic data links. ... Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories has awarded Chemat Technology Inc. a contract to build a dip coating system for large optical components for the National Ignition Facility. ... Motorola's Satellite Communications Group has selected Essex Corp. to perform design activities for an advanced communications satellite constellation using the Iris optoelectronic channelizer-router technology. ... Lockheed Martin Corp. and Elbit Systems Ltd. have signed a framework agreement to formalize and facilitate their business initiatives. RHK Technology Inc. has signed an agreement with nanoSurf AG of Liestal, Switzerland, as the exclusive distributor of its easyScan educational scanning probe microscopy products in North America. ... Princeton Instruments Inc. has forged an agreement with Gamma Optronik AB, which will distribute its lasers and electro-optic products in Finland, Norway and Sweden. ... Kinetic Imaging Ltd. has appointed Datacell as its principal reseller for the Tempus suite of image acquisition and analysis software. ... Polytec PI Inc. has become the exclusive distributor in the US for Tui Laser. Tui Laser, located near Munich, Germany, produces a range of excimer lasers for the industrial, medical and scientific markets. ... SensArray Corp. has signed a contract with EDO Corp., Barnes Engineering Div., to distribute Barnes' commercial infrared detector line. ... Richter Precision Inc. has signed a sales and marketing agreement for North America with VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH, based in Dresden, Germany. Richter supplies chemical vapor deposition and physical vapor deposition hard coatings and equipment. Galileo Corp. has appointed David L. Hardwick as general manager of its Telecommunications Products Group. Hardwick most recently served as CEO of Melles Griot. ... Robotic Vision Systems Inc. has promoted Steve Bilodeau to the newly created position of president of the Semiconductor Equipment Group and appointed him to the board of directors. ... Lucent Technologies promoted John Dickson to the position of chief operating officer of its Microelectronics Group. ... Uniphase Corp. has named Dan Pettit senior vice president of business planning and development. Anthony R. Muller will serve as senior vice president and chief financial officer. The company also has appointed Ian Ritchie as managing director of Uniphase Australia. ... Lasertechnics Inc. has named Danny G. Hair as its chief financial officer and executive vice president. ... Fostec Inc. has appointed Pam Oliva as marketing coordinator. Steven R. Giamundo has assumed the post of sales and marketing manager, and Timothy A. Ormsby the post of field sales manager. ... The 1997 Optical Society of America Engineering Excellence Awards were bestowed on Polaroid engineers Donald Combs, John Mader, Jeffrey Roblee and Edward Yobaccio. Paul Yoder Jr., a consultant in optical engineering, also received the award. ... Super Vision International Inc. has named John Stanney president. ... Suni Imaging Microsystems Inc. has appointed Peter Henry vice president of marketing and Jeff Gordon director of detector research and development.