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re: Report urges U.S. effort to recapture optics lead
krisi   8/14/2012 11:11:13 PM
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I am not sure what is so special about manufacturing of optical devices...why not robots or supercomputers? or biotechnology? if anything optical devices require precise alignment, not suitable for high cost labour force in USA...Kris

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george.leopold   8/14/2012 2:16:10 PM
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We checked, and the report contains no references to Infinera. However, this doesn't invalidate the report's conclusion that we need to revive optoelectronics manufacturing and make greater use of optoelectronics in areas like additive manufacturing.

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RGRU   8/14/2012 1:24:06 AM
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Have the authors of this report never heard of Infinera and PICs? They should google these terms.

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george.leopold   8/13/2012 7:26:24 PM
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As we have reported, optics and photonics are key areas where the U.S. should be focusing on reviving its manufacturing base. Several efforts are already underway to created "trusted" facilities for advanced optics manufacturing for sensitive applications. The National Academies' report will hopefully serve to bring more focus to these efforts while highlighting the necessity of returning at least some optics manufacturing to the U.S.



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