Laser Focus World
Photonics

While photonic integration is on point with sensors and lidar, challenges remain in fully adapting other emerging technologies such as metalenses and metasurfaces into the planar world of today’s integrated photonics.

The rapid success of integrated electronics made integrated photonics a logical step. Stewart E. Miller of Bell Telephone...

Delaware Business Times
Biopharmaceutical

In December 2016, Manufacturing USA, a newly developed unit within the Commerce Department’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), announced it had received Congressional funding for its newest and 11th institute – the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, or NIIMBL for short. With the formal NIST...

SME
Photonics

The United States is winning a global battle for domination in integrated photonics, thanks in part to a Manufacturing USA innovation institute that the Obama administration stood up in 2014. And manufacturers embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning will benefit greatly. That is according to John Bowers, acting CEO of the...

Composites, Workforce

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan and “skinny budget” include a heavy emphasis on federal investments in R&D. Since World War II, federal investments in research have led to life-changing inventions ranging from the recent COVID-19 vaccine to the Internet, but as a bonus, federal R&D also creates lots of...