The board approved a proposal for $27.5 million in previously committed New York State funding to invest $23 million in new equipment and tool upgrades to further enhance the TAP facility’s research and development capabilities and to amplify the consortium’s collaboration with regional universities, with $4.5 million in operational support.Read More »
Precision OT expands global distribution capabilities
Precision OT is a system engineering and integration company focused on optical transceivers and related optical networking equipment.Read More »
Ithaca-based optical products manufacturer with local presence names new GM
EMF, a division of Omega Optical Holdings, has named Darrick Dutcher its general manager, overseeing operations at the company’s main manufacturing site in Ithaca, as well as its location on Paul Road in Rochester.Read More »
Circle Optics could be Rochester’s next imaging tech champion
Since its inception Circle Optics has secured contracts valued at some $3.7 million, has a dozen patents awarded or pending and was named a winner of Pepperdine’s most fundable companies in 2022, as well as GENIUS NY 2021 and Luminate 2019.
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JML Optical to be acquired by NJ firm; local operations to remain
Founded in 1972, JML has 70,000 square feet of space on Linden Avenue dedicated to the design, production and testing of aspherical, spherical, plano, cylindrical and acylindrical lenses and multi-element optical devices.
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Local optics & imaging veteran takes charge at RIT’s Carlson Center for Imaging Science
A local optics and imaging veteran has taken the helm at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.Read More »
Local optics veteran takes the helm at AIM Photonics
William W. (Wade) Cook has been appointed executive director of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics.Read More »
Navitar acquired by PA firm in multimillion-dollar deal
AMETEK – which logged sales of $5.5 billion in 2021 – acquired Rochester-based Navitar, along with Canadian firm RTDS Technologies Inc., for roughly $430 million.Read More »
Sydor Technologies awarded SBIR grant
Sydor Technologies has been awarded an $1.15 million Phase II SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue development of a fast photodiode used in labs for laser characterization, synchrotrons and fusion experiments.
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Rochester buys into an economic development trend: paying remote workers to move here
In return for relocating to the area and staying for at least one year, individuals as well as families, can receive up to $19,000.
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German firm awarded $1M as Luminate NY Round 5 winner
Lidrotec received the Company of the Year award at Luminate Finals 2022, which was held during Optica's Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science conference in Rochester.
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Optics Institute gets $12 million alumni challenge fund
The fund will create 10 endowed professorships — five distinguished professorships for renowned faculty and five professorships for early career faculty.Read More »
Sydor Technologies awarded grant to enhance x-ray technology for space missions and beyond
Through the grant, Sydor and collaborators at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, will begin developing a low cost, versatile soft x-ray detector for class-D space missions.
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TOPTICA brings its ‘cool factor’ optonics operations to new space in Pittsford
The laser manufacturer and distributor is hiring across the board, Tolbert said, noting that there are job openings in science and research, manufacturing and sales.
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