Vol. 1, No. 9                December 06, 2016
Defense Manufacturing Conference
AIM Photonics representatives, Roger Helkey, Neil Supola, and Frank Tolic participated in the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC)  last week in Denver, CO.  

Members from AIM Photonics, MFGUSA institutes, and various industrial defense contractors presented their technology in the week-long event.  

Roger Helkey, AIM Photonics Government and Industry Outreach Executive (pictured right center), delivered the AIM Photonics update in Monday's MFGUSA institute session.
Member Spotlight
Samtec Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect products and services, has become a member of AIM Photonics.

The privately held $625MM global manufacturer recently announced the membership and release of an extended temperature version of its FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly. 

The Making of Integrated Optics
AIM Photonics COO, Dr. Douglas Coolbaugh, was featured in gazettabyte October issue.   In the article, Dr. Coolbaugh discusses the strategic technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, membership, research offerings, and long-term goal of AIM Photonics.

Photonics Society at  UCSB Encourages Women to Study the Science of Light
Held in partnership with AIM  Photonics and the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships ( CSEP ) at  UCSB , Women in Photonics and Manufacturing Week included tours of local Santa Barbara photonics companies, career talks from women working in the field of photonics, and photonics outreach activities. 

Link to article
AIM Photonics Academy Commercializing Integrated Photonics
Leaders from industry, state government, and higher education focused on the best ways to create robust integrated-photonics manufacturing corridor along Interstate 90 from Boston, MA to Rochester, NY on the final day of AIM Photonics fall meeting held at MIT Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.

NYMEP SBIR Workshop Series hosted by ITAC
Learn how you can apply for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants. Fund your ideas for innovation in research and new product development.

AIM Photonics Webinar Series
AIM Photonics will soon begin monthly webinars related to key integrated photonics research offerings, project & technology updates, and general membership Q&A. Look for announcement of our first Webinar coming soon.