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  • Semicon West

    Semicon West Moves to October 2024

    A fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 50 years, SEMICON West is moving to Phoenix for a five-year annual rotation starting in 2025 and shifting from its longstanding July event dates to October beginning in...
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  • The CoaXPress over Fiber protocol is an add-on to the CoaXPress 20 specification that enables camera data to be transmitted over fiber optic cable The BitFlow Claxon Fiber is a PCIe Gen3 x8 board configured with a single port for QSFP hot-swappable, paral

    BitFlow Identifies Machine Vision Trends for 2023

    Machine vision acts as the eyes of the factory, leveraging imaging technology to capture visual information for analysis and rapid decision making. The most common uses of machine vision are for the detection of defects, sorting...
  • lidar
  • Extech is now on flircom

    Extech Merged into Flir

    The Extech online store and website are now part of, providing one location to find product information, supporting content, downloads, and other customer support for all professional test and measurement needs. Merging...
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  • custom filters

    Applications for Continuously Variable Filters

    Antonio Castelo, EPIC’s Technology Manager for Bio-Medical and Lasers, spoke with Poul Svensgaard, CEO of Delta Optical Thin Film, to learn about the market for continuous variable filters. Delta Optical is a Danish developer, and...
  • the future is e-mobility

    Precitec Sees a Bright Future in Laser Welding Systems

    Precitec is a global leader in high-end laser cutting solutions, especially in China, where the company employs 200 people. In laser welding, Precitec is engaged in additive manufacturing, producing intelligent processing heads and welding...
  • Pulse Laser Antireflective Surface Treatments

    Pulse Laser Antireflective Surface Treatments

    In this article, Panagiotis Vergyris, EPIC’s former Photonics Technology Manager talks with Emmanuel Stratakis, Research Director at FORTH-IESL and CEO at Biomimetic, a Greece-based company specialising in pulse laser antireflective...
  • Dominik Rabus

    Implementing Photonics in Products and Services

    RABUS.TECH is a Germany consultancy that specializes in enabling companies to implement photonics technologies into their products and services. Carlos Lee, EPIC’s Director General, spoke with Dominik Rabus, CEO of RABUS.TECH, about the...
  • Mintres by courtesy of Mr Patrick Bongartz

    Ceramic Processing for Opto-Electronics

    Mintres BV works with diamond, aluminium nitride (AlN) and aluminium oxide (AlOx) and supplies the electronics and opto-electronics industries and research institutions, high energy physics and other scientific communities, flat panel screen...
  • Juha Purmonen

    Photonics in Finland: The making of a technology cluster

    Finland’s photonics industry is currently worth around €1.2 billion a year and employs 4,200 people. Of the 260 companies working in photonics, 60 (30%) have been created since 2016 and our key photonics competences are optical...
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  • Peter Linton
  • Graham Reed

    SPIE's 2023 Society Awards

    The Awards Committee of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, today announced the recipients of its prestigious annual awards. Honoring transformative advancements in a variety of professional areas — including...
  • SPIE Fellows
  • Michael Schmidt Image courtesy of EMVA

    New Chair GenICam Standard Working Group elected

    During the last International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM) in Tokyo/Japan the GenICam Working Group has elected Michael Schmidt as new Chair of the Standard Working Group. Michael Schmidt leads a camera development team at Basler AG. He takes...
  • McBennett adjusting a wedge, which is an optic that reflects only a small fraction of the laser beam and transmits the rest This allows imaging of a beam mode on a CMOS complementary metal oxide semiconductor camera, which would otherwise be damaged by th
  • Shital

    Indium Names Shital Rijal as Product Specialist

    In this role, Rijal supports the high-purity metals, compounds, and alloys business, focusing on growth for indium, gallium, germanium, and tin-containing products. He serves as an informational resource to both internal and external stakeholders...
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