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Asylum Research acquired by Oxford Instruments

Wed, 12 Dec 2012

Abingdon, England--Oxford Instrumentshas acquired Asylum Research, a maker of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) with subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, and Taiwan. Its products are used by academic and industrial customers across the world for a wide range of materials and bioscience applications.

Toshiba to mass-produce GaN-on-Si white LEDs

Wed, 12 Dec 2012

Tokyo, Japan--This month (Dec. 2012), Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) will begin mass-production of gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) white-emitting LEDs and start selling them to makers of general purpose and industrial LED lighting.

EU project to industrialize world record high-density capacitors

Wed, 10 Oct 2013
CEA-Leti, Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT and three European companies have launched a two-year project to industrialize 3D integrated capacitors with world-record density using atomic layer deposition.

Optical Interconnects Conference 2014 to be held in Coronado, CA

Tue, 1 Jan 2014
The 2014 Optical Interconnects Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, announces a Call for Papers for the 25th anniversary of this premier conference, dedicated to bringing advanced interconnect technologies from research labs to commercial realization.

IEEE Photonics Society announces Call For Papers

Thu, 4 Apr 2014
The IEEE Photonics Conference 2014 (IPC-2014) has announced a Call for Papers seeking original technical presentations in lasers, optoelectronics, optical fiber networks and related topics for the industry’s premier fall photonics conference.

Photonics community celebrates bipartisan passage of Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation Act

Fri, 9 Sep 2014
Photonics community leaders including SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are celebrating bipartisan passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a bill designed to stimulate development and commercialization of new technologies and promote growth of high-value jobs.

Russian scientists develop the world's fastest nanoscale photonics switch

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
An international team of researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Australian National University in Canberra created an ultrafast all-optical switch on silicon nanostructures.

A*STAR's IME and Lumerical Solutions develop a calibrated CML for IME's silicon photonics platform and PDK

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
The calibrated library of compact models will enable improved accuracy and reliability in photonic integrated circuit design and fabrication.

Permanent data storage with light

Thu, 9 Sep 2015
The first all-optical permanent on-chip memory has been developed by scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the universities of Münster, Oxford, and Exeter.

First optical rectenna converts light to DC current

Mon, 9 Sep 2015
Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current.

2015 IEEE International Electron Devices meeting to showcase the latest technology developments in micro/nanoelectronics

Wed, 9 Sep 2015
At the 61st annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) subjects under discussion will encompass a range of topics critical to the continuing progress of the industry.

First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip

Thu, 10 Oct 2015
Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors that could expand the use of polarized light for many applications.

Light goes infinitely fast with new on-chip material

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have designed the first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero.

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate atomically thin excitonic laser

Fri, 10 Oct 2015
An important step towards next-generation ultra-compact photonic and optoelectronic devices has been taken with the realization of a two-dimensional excitonic laser.

Tiny lasers enable faster, less power-hungry next-gen microprocessors

Fri, 6 Jun 2016
A group of scientists were able to fabricate tiny lasers directly on silicon, a huge breakthrough for the semiconductor industry and well beyond.