Evident Technologies Inc. of Troy, N.Y., a developer of advanced quantum dot nanomaterials with applications in life sciences, solid-state lighting, energy, security, telecommunications and nanotechnology markets, has added a sales executive, tripled its sales staff and expanded its global distribution network. Jeffrey Goronkin is the company's new vice president of sales. Prior to joining Evident, Goronkin was senior commercial manager for Proligo LLC prior to its acquisition by Sigma-Aldrich. Evident says it has six major product lines in development or on the market and recently released its new non-heavy metal quantum dot T2-MP EviTags, which can be used for cell microscopy, in vivo imaging, bio-threat detection and optoelectronic applications. . . . Andor Technology plc, a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based manufacturer of CCD and intensified-CCD camera systems for the global spectroscopy and scientific imaging markets, has appointed Peter John Smith to the company's board as a non-executive director, effective immediately. Smith is currently chairman and CEO of Nasmyth Group Ltd, a precision-machined component and equipment supplier. He is also chairman and managing director of Protech Global Technologies Ltd, a management consultancy. Andor's board now consists of five executive directors, two non-executive directors and an independent chairman. . . . Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises Inc., a maker of glass products and services for the architectural, large-scale optical and automotive industries, has named James S. Porter, vice president of strategy and planning, as its chief financial officer (CFO). He has been interim CFO since July and with the company since 1997.
- The point on an elliptical orbit about the Earth that is the farthest distance from the Earth.
- 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...
- quantum dots
- Also known as QDs. Nanocrystals of semiconductor materials that fluoresce when excited by external light sources, primarily in narrow visible and near-infrared regions; they are commonly used as alternatives to organic dyes.
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