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YPA 2017 Winner Boaz Arad to the right, EMVA President Jochem Herrmann
LIA President
II-VI Incorporated Acquires Integrated Photonics
  • YPA 2017 Winner Boaz Arad to the right, EMVA President Jochem Herrmann

    Boaz Arad Receives EMVA Young Professional Award 2017

    The EMVA Young Professional Award 2017 goes to Boaz Arad for his work “Sparse Recovery of Hyperspectral Signal from Natural RGB Images.” Arad, age 32, obtained his computer science BSc (cum laude) from Ben-Gurion...
  • II-VI Incorporated Acquires Integrated Photonics

    II-VI Incorporated Acquires Integrated Photonics

    Acquisition is valued at approximately $45.0 million in cash due at closing with a $2.5 million earn out Business to be a division of II-VI Photonics segment The Company’s guidance for the quarter is unchanged...
  • Laser 2017 The Berliner Glas Group

    Laser 2017: The Berliner Glas Group

    As a player in rapidly changing markets and with the continuous further development of products, the Berliner Glas Group says it has to constantly find market niches and develop and manufacture optical key components, assemblies...
  • RoHS exemption for glasses and filters

    Extension of the RoHS Exemptions Now in Force

    The European Union has just officially published the new RoHS exemption for the use of lead in optical glasses and cadmium and lead in optical filters for the next five years (link to the Directive). Together with some of its...
  • Framos Now Distributes Tattile Products

    Framos Now Distributes Tattile Products

    Tattile has announced a distribution agreement with Framos, Taufkirchen (Germany). Through the new cooperation all Tattile hardware and software products are now available in the Framos sales network in Europe and North America....
  • LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of Photonics Congresssupporting program

    Laser 2017: Supporting program

    Around 1300 exhibitors and more than 30000 visitors are expected at the LASER World of PHOTONICS and World of Photonics Congress from 25–29 June. The trade fair for photonics components, systems and applications at the...
  • Light revolutionizing industry

    Laser 2017: Light tools are revolutionizing industry

    64% of industrial managers in Germany anticipate that light tools will revolutionize classical manufacturing. Comfortably half of them go so far as to assume that photonics solutions will largely replace mechanical material...
  • Trends and forecast 2016

    Seven Trends in Light Technologies, 2016

    The year of 2015 was the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies, celebrating these important technologies and their applications to people around the world. Light-based technologies are everywhere, and Novus Light has covered the...
  • A new frameless mirror unit has been developed by developed by Sigma Koki which is now being distributed in Europe by OptoSigma Europe

    Laser World of Photonics 2015: A look back

    Bringing together all of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser technology together in one place is no mean feat. But last week, that’s exactly what the organizers of the Laser World of Photonics did at their bi-annual show in...
  • LIA President

    Lighting Industry Association Names Dave Ribbons, President

    At the LIA’s Annual Luncheon in May, Peter Scott from Fern-Howard handed over his tenure as President of the LIA Council of Management to Dave Ribbons of Lutron EA Ltd Dave thanked Peter for his contribution in overseeing the completion of...
  • Samuel Margolis

    Bristol Instruments Hires R&D Engineer Samuel Margolis

    Bristol Instruments, a specialist in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces the addition of Samuel Margolis to its engineering team as R&D Engineer.  Margolis recently earned his Master’s degree in Optics from the...
  • Bryan Hall, SVP, Sales

    Optelian Appoints Bryan Hall, Senior VP, Sales

    Optical networking solution provider Optelian today announced that Bryan Hall has joined the team as Senior Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Hall will lead worldwide sales and business development. Hall joins Optelian...
  • Steve Barlow

    Steve Barlow Joins Lumileds as SVP of Illumination

    Lumileds announced the appointment of Steve Barlow as Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Illumination Business, effective 22 May. Barlow rejoins Lumileds from Cree, Inc., where he served as SVP of sales and business development, responsible for the...
  • Jim Cannon

    FLIR Systems Appoints James J. Cannon as President & CEO

    FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that James J. (“Jim”) Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 19 June, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was...
  • George Craford

    Lumileds Fellow George Craford Awarded IEEE Edison Medal

    Lumileds today announced that George Craford, Lumileds Solid State Lighting Fellow, was selected for the IEEE Edison Medal for “a lifetime of pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of visible LED materials and...
  • David Boas, founding director of the Neurophotonics Center and an ENG professor, comes to BU from Mass General Hospital Photo by Scott Nobles

    Boston University Creates Neurophotonics Center

    The understanding of the human brain has leaped forward in recent years, with the help of the emerging field of neurophotonics, a noninvasive, light-based technology that allows scientists to study the brain’s functioning in real time. Boston...

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