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National Photonic Initiative and National Network for manufacturing Innovation

October 3rd, 2014

President Obama administration announces $200 million in public-private investment to create an integrated photonics manufacturing institute.

National Photonics Initiative applauds administration for acknowledging the critical role of photonics in solving modern-day challenges.

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January 22nd, 2015

National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Late last year, President Obama revealed his intention to form his sixth Institute of Manufacturing Innovation; an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.

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February 2nd, 2015

NPI applauds DOD finalists for Integrated Photonics Institute

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, is applauding three consortium finalists led respectively by University of Central Florida, University of Southern California, and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York selected by the DOD to submit full proposals to secure the IP-IMI. The IP-IMI will advance the state-of-the-art in the design, manufacture, testing, assembly, and packaging of complex photonic integrated circuits that combine a variety of photonic and electronic components to achieve functionality.

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