Fluke Opens European Headquarters: Week in Brief: 05/13/22

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 13, 2022 — Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and SPIE have partnered to host the Photonics for Quantum 2022 event June 6-9 at the RIT campus. The four-day event will feature talks and research on a variety of subjects. The program features 55 presentations, including 17 keynote and invited speakers from academia and industry, as well as several networking opportunities. Registration is currently open.

CAMBRIDGE, England — MicroLED and semiconductor technology company Porotech has entered a strategic partnership with IQE plc, a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced materials. The aim of the partnership is to develop, scale, and commercialize Porotech’s RGB-capable 200- to 300-mm GaN-based wafers for ultrahigh-density and efficient microLEDs. IQE will serve as Porotech’s epitaxial wafer foundry partner, providing GaN MOCVD capacity for the volume production of Porotech’s PoroGaN microdisplay platforms.
Porotech's partnership with IQE will develop RGB-capable 200-300mm GaN-based wafers for ultra-high-density and efficient microLEDs. Courtesy of Porotech.
Porotech’s partnership with IQE will develop RGB-capable 200- to 300-mm GaN-based wafers for ultrahigh-density and efficient microLEDs. Courtesy of Porotech. 

MILL VALLEY, Calif. — Ambient Photonics has raised $31 million in a series A financing round led by Amazon via its Climate Pledge Fund and Ecosystem Integrity Fund, with Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and I Squared Capital participating. The financing will allow Ambient to build the largest U.S.-based low-light solar cell production facility. The facility’s fully automated production line and capacity for tens of millions of units per year will enable Ambient to scale its low-cost high-power density solar cells to mass market adoption.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Quanergy Systems, a provider of lidar sensors and smart 3D solutions, successfully achieved a range detection of 250 m with its optical phased array technology. The demonstration advances the path toward commercialization of its S3 Series Lidar, a solid-state sensor using a scalable CMOS silicon manufacturing process designed for cost-effective, mass-market production.

NEWTON, Mass. — TissueVision has opened an expanded 10,500-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility to increase capacity for its growing imaging services business. TissueVision’s imaging services business offers specialized 3D spatial biology solutions using Serial Two-Photon Plus (STP2) technology. The facility features a dedicated imaging room, a biosafety level 2 wet lab, and manufacturing resources.

MILAN, Italy — NIREOS will receive a $1.8 million (€1.5 million) grant from the European Innovation Council. The project, called HYPERIA, aims to develop a hyperspectral imaging camera based on time-domain Fourier-transform spectroscopy. The technology enables a previously inaccessible level of sensitivity, even in low light and covering a far broader range from the visible spectrum to SWIR.

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Electronic test and measurement tools manufacturer Fluke has launched its new European headquarters in Eindhoven, which includes a 400-sq-m customer experience center. The customer experience center will allow visitors to see and use Fluke’s range of products in a variety of real-world applications.
A station within Fluke’s customer experience center. The center is designed to afford customers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Fluke’s technology. Courtesy of Fluke.
A station within Fluke’s customer experience center. The center is designed to afford customers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with Fluke’s technology. Courtesy of Fluke. 

OXFORD, England — Salience Labs has raised a seed round of $11.5 million to develop an ultrahigh-speed multichip processor combining photonics and electronics to accelerate exponential advances in AI. The round was led by Cambridge Innovation Capital and Oxford Science Enterprises, with participation by Oxford Investment Consultants, former CEO of Dialog Semiconductor Jalal Bagherli, Silicon Catalyst, the Goh Family Office in Singapore, and Arm-backed Deeptech Labs. Salience Labs is a spinout of the University of Oxford and the University of Münster in 2021 to commercialize an ultrahigh-speed multichip processor that packages a photonics chip together with standard electronics. The technology is highly scalable, capable of stacking up to 64 vectors into a beam of light. By using a broad bandwidth of light to execute operations, Salience Labs delivers massively parallel processing performance within a given power envelope.
Salience Labs' multi-chip processor, combining photonics and electronics for ultra-high speed AI applications. Courtesy of Salience Labs.
Salience Labs’ multichip processor, combining photonics and electronics for ultrahigh-speed AI applications. Courtesy of Salience Labs.

BRUSSELS — The EU-funded PULSATE project launched the Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE) Open Call for laser-based advanced and additive manufacturing technology in production environments. The TTE is an end-user-relevant case study applicable to laser-based equipment for the advanced and additive manufacturing market. For more information about the open call, visit

Published: May 2022
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An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
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