Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. will be demonstrating its expanded ZLynx active optical cable portfolio, including cable assembly devices with integrated quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) terminations, at this week's SC07 show.
Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc., a pioneer in laser optical breast cancer imaging systems, announced that the Company's exclusive distributor in Italy, CTLM Italia, exhibited CTLM system results from universities in Italy and other international sites at the 4th Attualita in Senologia in Florence, Italy, October 29th-31st.
Cardiogenesis Corporation, a leading developer of surgical products for transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for its PEARL (Port Enabled Angina Relief using Laser) 5.0 Robotic Delivery System. The PEARL 5.0 is the only TMR delivery system compatible with robotic surgical systems.
Prescient Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company dedicated to reducing deaths from heart attacks, announces the acquisition of a new technology that identifies and quantifies metabolic activity and inflammation in human artery tissue by measuring the time it takes for light to dissipate after the tissue has been excited with ultra-short light pulses.
IMRA has licensed a large portfolio of its patents relating to ultrafast fiber lasers to Toptica. The agreement is said to enhance Toptica's laser development capabilities and facilitate commercialization of fiber laser products from the company, in addition to further recognizing the significance of IMRA's expertise in fiber amplifier and fiber laser research.
LED street lightingOsram has joined forces with the Canadian town of Banff in a project to convert its street lighting to LEDs. Osram hopes that the knowledge gained from this scheme will speed up the uptake of LED lighting.
Devices being developed for extreme UV detection in space could replace silicon-based detectors in the latest lithography tools.
Microfluidic devices and molecule manipulation could benefit from research into optical trapping on silicon wafers.
The pilot fabrication can produce usable substrate size is 370 x 470 mm2 on glass substrates and foils in as little as three minutes. The system is designed for efficient materials usage and flexibility in substrate format and organic stack. It is one of the worlds first pilot production systems for OLED lighting and organic based solar cells.
When a calcite crystal is placed onto a printed page, the letters appear doubled. This is the result of a property called birefringence. Scientists at the Simon Fraser University in Canada have now developed a material that is among the most birefringent solids ever observed. As described in the journal Angewandte Chemie, this material is not a mineral, but rather a coordination polymer.
It may not rank among the top 10 causes of death, but decompression sickness can be fatal. Instead of waiting for symptoms to appear, a University of Houston professor is developing a laser-based system that can diagnose the sickness in a matter of seconds.
Royal Laser Corp. announces that it has completed the previously disclosed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Apogee Slitting Inc., a Mississauga, Ontario based steel service centre, effective November 1, 2007, for initial purchase consideration of 6,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Corporation, and cash consideration of $6,000,000.
Synergetics USA, Inc. announced today the introduction of several new, patentable, disposable laser probes into its product line. Frequently, a retinal surgeon will be required to shoot upwards of a thousand laser shots into the retina in order to reattach a detached retina during a given procedure. These new laser probes will enable the surgeon to provide either a multi-spot pattern or treat a wider field, thereby saving the surgeon significant amounts of time in the operating room.
The Amada America's FO4020NT 6000 watt laser is designed for manufacturer's who want to process something other than just sheet metal. An ideal solution for thicker material (generally up to 1.25" mild steel and .750" stainless steel) the 6000 watt FO can provide exceptional edge quality and faster processing times than other laser systems or alternative processing methods. The FO4020NT has a table capacity of 78" x 160". Some of the key features include shuttle tables, automatic focal and assist gas control, and the automatic nozzle changing device. The FO4020NT is also available with the 4000 watt resonator.
On Track Innovations Ltd., a global leader in contactless microprocessor-based smart card solutions for homeland security, payments, petroleum payments and other applications, announced today that it will be showing a first-of-its- kind new and innovative, completely automated production line for Dual Interface Smartcards at Cartes 2007 in Paris.