The European Commission has today adopted a decision to remove anti-dumping duties on energy-saving light bulbs from China in the next year. EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said: "The European Commission will recommend to Member States that it is in the interest of the EU to remove these duties in the next year. This case has once again shown the complexities of managing anti-dumping rules in a global economy and against the broad range of EU interests.
Dr. Jamé Heskett announces the addition of the Isolaz Painless Laser Facial for Acne to her New York office, Wellpath. The first FDA approved laser of its kind, the Isolaz deep pore cleansing treatment works by using proprietary photo-pneumatic technology to cleanse the skin via vacuum followed by painless heat which destroys the bacteria that causes acne.
The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation for the first phase of a program to demonstrate the maturity of all enabling technologies for a mobile, solid-state laser weapon system mounted on a ground vehicle.
A Colorado telecommunications startup has secured $225 million of venture capital and has quietly snatched up four fiber-optic networks in the eastern U.S. in recent months. Louisville-based Zayo Bandwidth said it will have $125 million in annual revenues and 300 employees nationwide when the most recent deals are completed this year.
Federal funding for an experimental laser program at Duke and other major U.S. universities has been marked for elimination by the Department of Defense despite support from North Carolina members of Congress.
The Boeing Company, industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully demonstrated in flight tests that the Airborne Laser's battle management and beam control/fire control systems can complete the full series of steps required to support a ballistic missile intercept.
EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets, today announced the consolidation of its North American fiber optics engineering and design centers into its three main operating sites.
The first interactive symposium on minimally invasive techniques in urology to feature live cryotherapy and laser surgery takes place today in Paris, one day prior to the prestigious SIU (Société Internationale d’Urologie) Congress. This innovative educational symposium is sponsored by Galil Medical, in collaboration with the equipment donors Lisa Laser Products and Karl Storz.
Firstsight Vision has announced the availability of a new machine vision timing controller that allows accurate timing control for a variety of events in production line machine vision systems. These include component sensing, camera triggering and reject gate control.
Depending on the lens used, the new Golden Dragon from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a strong light source for medium or flood beam characteristics with white or colored light. The special feature of this LED is that it makes it much easier to construct luminaires and therefore opens up a much wider range of design options. Minimal dimensions will inspire luminaire designers to create exceptional products for accent lighting or as reading lights that consume only a few watts.
As communities with a commitment to environmental protection, Diex and Hörbranz (Austria) place great value on solar energy and low power consumption for their street lighting. This does not mean that brightness has to be compromised, however, as brilliant street lights equipped with Golden Dragon Oval LEDs amply demonstrate. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed special oval lenses for this application that direct the light accurately onto the street.
Gerresheimer Wilden Group is one of the first companies in the world to process liquid crystal polymer in series production. Xenon lamp holders are manufactured for Osram in a sophisticated, fully automated production process. These durable, highly illuminating lighting systems are becoming increasingly successful as they improve nighttime visibility conditions.
GmbH, manufacturer of thin film thermoelectric devices,
announces a significant technology advancement in its ultra-small,
microchip thermoelectric coolers (TECs). The new MPC-D303 Series, one
of Micropelt’s smallest TECs with a cold side area of only
0.98 square millimeters (mm2), supports a
maximum temperature difference (delta T) of over 60 Kelvin (K). This
increased delta T opens possibilities for laser and photonic sensor
manufacturers whose applications require a large bandwidth of thermal
Technologies and Devices International, Inc., (TDI), the leading developer and supplier of compound nitride semiconductor materials, today announced another major breakthrough in Gallium Nitride (GaN) compound semiconductor material technology by fabrication of the first epitaxial structures for blue (450 – 490 nm) and green (490 – 510 nm) light emitting diodes (LEDs) grown by hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE).
The Nikon SMZ range of stereo zoom microscopes has been further extended with the launch of the new SMZ445 and SMZ460 models. With fixed inclination angles of 45 and 60 degrees, these latest additions provide a new entry-point into the high quality optical performance that defines the SMZ range.