Archive for the ‘New York Photonics’ category

Luminate – Accelerating Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Enabled Startups

July 5, 2017

Excited to be working with our partners at High Technology of Rochester (HTR) on developing the biggest Optics. Photonics and Imaging start-up development programs in the country!  This has been a long time coming, and we are glad to have finally achieved the recognition!

Luminate:  Helping optics photonics and imaging enabled startups with investment, mentors, and by providing access to a community of optics, photonics and imaging companies in Rochester, NY.

Source: Luminate – Accelerating optics, photonics, and imaging enabled startups

Scott Carney ‘Absolutely Honored’ To Be Named Director, University of Rochester Institute of Optics

June 30, 2017

The Rochester alumnus will build on the institute’s outstanding reputation as nation’s oldest school of optics, as he takes up his new position on July 1st, 2017.

Carney earned his PhD in physics at Rochester studying with Emil Wolf, the Wilson Professor of Optical Physics and Professor of Optics. His early career included an internship at the Rome Air Development Center Photonics Lab at the now-closed Griffiss Air Force Base, classes taken at Hamilton College, and a bachelors degree in Engineering Physics (1994) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After a post-doc at Washington University in St Louis, he returned to his undergrad alma mater as faculty in ECE Illinois, where he taught for 16 years.

Scott has an established record of commitment to creating opportunities for students at all levels and from all backgrounds.  At Illinois, he oversaw the expansion of their senior capstone course to more than 400 students per year, while maintaining individual excellence and a high level of personal attention to each student.  He was the Rose Education Innovation Fellow, in which capacity he led and participated in multiple teaching initiatives to improve writing and presentation skills, develop communities of practice and mentor new faculty. He served as Interim Director of the new degree program, Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) at Illinois, creating a new paradigm for engineering education and the way we frame what an engineering career looks like. 

Source: Scott Carney ‘absolutely honored’ to direct Institute of Optics – NewsCenter : NewsCenter

RIT and ASM Unveil New Manufacturing Line in Rochester

June 29, 2017

Event showcasing the new ASM state-of-the-art manufacturing line at RIT.  Pursuing miniaturization and the convergence of lasers, silicon, optics, sensors and data.

Concise remarks by several on the panel, including these by Irene Sterian, the Executive Director and architect of a $19M Business-led Network of Centers of Excellence (BL-NCE) for renewable energy, new materials and optics & photonics.

Over her 30-year career with IBM and Celestica, Irene has proven her technology leadership in innovation management, product enablement, and global technology transfer, transforming industry standards to solve today’s business challenges. She is also a recipient of the IBM Technology Award and the Celestica Leadership Award. 


In today’s digital world, companies like ASM are enabling their customers to create the next generation of electronics devices and packages, that can enhance the way we live, work and interact with each other. This technology will require smart factories, and a well trained workforce. Rochester Institute of Technology is leading the way by educating the next generation of designers, manufacturing engineers and researchers needed to continue the fast pace of product development and realization. RIT’s CEMA lab is leveraging ASM’s technological advances to provide the industry with research resources and education opportunities. Through this partnership CEMA is uniquely positioned to prepare future manufacturing engineers for successful careers in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) as well as provide current engineers in the EMS industry with a state of the art Surface Mount Technology assembly line for research. 

International Internet Company NAVER to Acquire Xerox Research Centre Europe | Xerox Newsroom

June 27, 2017

NAVER Corporation (035420: Korea SE) and Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced an agreement for NAVER to acquire the Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France.

The two companies announced an agreement for NAVER to acquire the Xerox Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France. The French Works Council’s consultation on this project has now been completed and the agreement is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to fulfillment of certain customary conditions.

Based in Seongnam, South Korea, NAVER is Korea’s leading Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “NAVER,” and other innovative services in the global market such as the mobile messenger LINE, video messenger SNOW and community app BAND.

Founded in 1993, the Xerox Research Centre Europe is located just outside Grenoble, often dubbed the Silicon Valley of Europe. The centre has focused its research in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing and ethnography.

Source: International Internet Company NAVER to Acquire Xerox Research Centre Europe | Xerox Newsroom

Microsoft Hololens Hologram AR Projection Technology

June 19, 2017

Blending real-world and virtual content to create compelling interactive experiences.
Hardware and software platforms to get there.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens

 

Next generation Rochester lighting company gets $1m federal award

June 7, 2017

It’s photonics, get it?

A Rochester company that develops next-generation lighting materials using clean energy earned a $1 million federal award.
Lumisyn, which is headquartered on Ridgeway Avenue, focuses on high-performance materials used in LED products.

Source: Next generation Rochester lighting company gets $1m federal award | WHAM

Proposed U.S. Budget Cuts for Science and Technology Funding Spark Comment

May 26, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Washington, and WASHINGTON, DC, USA May 23, 2017

Federal funding for basic and applied scientific research — a powerful driver of the economy as well as an enabler of life-saving medical and other vital technologies — deserves continued support, say leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. They joined others in the scientific community today in responding to the President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2018.

The White House presented President Trump’s budget proposal to Congress this morning, following submission of an outline at the end of March. The fiscal year begins in October.

Among positives in the recommendations, SPIE leaders noted continued support for the National Institutes of Health Cancer Moonshot project, as well as for applied research and advanced technology development in the Department of Defense budget.

“Continued investment in researching a cure for cancer should remain a top priority for the nation,” said Jason Mulliner, chair of the SPIE Engineering, Science, and Technology Policy committee. “Only through a concerted and well-funded effort will we win the war against such a ravaging illness.”

Budget cuts in other areas raised concerns.

“At first glance this is a very troubling proposal, which calls for historic cuts to U.S. research and development funding,” said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. “For science and technology, it seems a turning away from investing in the future, from what has brought prosperity and health to our nation and to the world. The final say is with Congress, which we hope will have a different view of the path to a better future.”

The next steps are hearings by House and Senate committees on the proposed budget and its impacts, and drafting of budget resolutions for appropriations that will be negotiated between the two houses and sent to the President for signing.

“It is important to note that final decisions on funding levels for Fiscal Year 2018 ultimately will be decided by Congress,” said SPIE Government Affairs Director Jennifer Douris. “Along that line, in the recently finalized Fiscal Year 2017 omnibus spending bill, Congress provided for an increase in federal R&D by five percent above Fiscal Year 2016 levels despite a request for significant cuts by the Administration.”

Among some of the programs of particular importance to SPIE membership, Douris said, the President requested $149 million in cuts to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and $471 million in cuts to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) within NIH. Within the DOE Office of Science, the President’s budget requests $290 million in cuts to Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Additionally, the President proposes to discontinue funding for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) within NIST.

Source: Proposed U.S. Budget Cuts for Science and Technology Funding Spark Comment