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Thorlabs Expands B2B Capacity with the Acquisition of JML Optical

Newton, NJ and Rochester, NY

January 16, 2023

Thorlabs announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire custom designer and manufacturer of precision optics, JML Optical Industries, LLC (“JML”). Founded in 1972, JML has 70,000 square feet of space dedicated to the design, production, and testing of aspherical, spherical, plano, cylindrical, and acylindrical lenses and multi-element optical devices. The transaction is expected to close in January 2023. Read more...

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Paul Ballentine Rochester Business Journal op-ed: 

Rochester primed to build industry cluster in semiconductor chip packaging

September 16, 2022

Paul Ballentine, Executive Director, Business Development for the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences shares his insight into the semiconductor industry in New York state following the passing of the CHIPS + Science Act. Read more...


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Rochester Film and Music Festival

May 2022

CEIS is combining efforts with the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music to launch a new event, the “Rochester Film Music Festival." Planned events will include live orchestral accompaniment to screenings of full-length feature films; other live accompaniment to screenings of films, short videos, and games; creative workshops on music composition and sound design; juried competitions; and technical sessions covering emerging technologies, from immersive sound to interactive music creation.


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April 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Science and the Center of Excellence in Data Science is thrilled to announce the University Technology Showcase as an in-person event again this year. Please join us at the Memorial Art Gallery on April 21, 2022 for an informative afternoon. Read more...


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