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The Department of Defense is announcing a request for information (RFI) to identify partnership opportunities for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute dedicated to synthetic biology, or SynBio, for non-biomedical applications. The SynBio institute aims to deliver new capabilities by "scaling-up" critical bio-manufacturing processes and related...

Design, Electronics, Photonics

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) and Analog Photonics (AP) today announced the release of the AP SUNY Process Design Kit v2.5a (APSUNY_PDKv2.5a). This latest release expands the comprehensive set of Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit (PIC) component libraries within SUNY Poly’s process capabilities to...

Design, Flexible Hybrid Electronics

NextFlex®, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, today announced the formation of two Institute “Nodes” in New York and Massachusetts aimed to increase the volume, pace, and coordination of FHE development in their respective regions. The Nodes are designed to foster collaboration and benefit NextFlex members by...

Design, Electronics, Innovation, Manufacturing

Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications.


An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute, has led to the development of a new, flexible Arduino...