Powered by three universities, two national laboratories, one military laboratory, and hundreds of technology-based companies, New Mexico has long been a leader in advanced technology research and development.
New Mexico's leading edge optics technology strengths include control systems, directed energy, telescopes, communications, imaging, medical instruments, drug discovery processes, and many other new and emerging sciences and technologies.
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What’s new with nmOptics:
NM Strategic Photonics Report
The Report: “New Mexico Photonics -- DIVERSE INDUSTRY POISED FOR GROWTH” is in final draft and undergoing review by one of our sponsors, City of Albuquerque. Lynore Abbott, nmOptics VP, is the author of this strategic document. Besides the City of Albuquerque, we have 2 other sponsors, NM MEP, and SPIE. We’ll send members a copy of the Report once it is final. This is an excellent piece of work and will be a valuable reference for our City and State government planners and policy makers, for the MEP as it strives to improve the manufacturing supplier base in NM, and the SPIE as it will integrate the information into its larger US market assessments. Contact Lynore for more info at Lynore@logicalM.com.remove
Institute for Manufacturing innovation
nmOptics has been actively involved in supporting the new Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI). The technical focus area for this next Institute will be Integrated Photonics. DoD has announced an intention to issue a BAA to support the IMI. The BAA is expected to be released within the next 2 weeks but no specific date has been announced. As of today, an Offerors’ Day is planned for November 18, 2014 in Rosslyn, VA. It will be confirmed in the actual BAA announcement. The IMMPACT (mid IR Photonics) IMI activity continues in planning and organizing having held a number of meetings in DC area, ABQ and other locales to interact with other photonics-centric groups to exchange information and build a coalition supporting a Mid-IR Photonics Institute. Contact Jim McNally for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
nmOptics supports the National initiative on Optics and Photonics
nmOptics has been engaged in this activity dating back to 2011 as part of an Industry Working Group that gave inputs to the National Academies team that developed the Report: OPTICS AND PHOTONICS: Essential Technologies for our Nation and hosted the ABQ workshop for that report in Nov 2012. SPIE and OSA have been very active in supporting this initiative. Contact Jim McNally for more info at email@example.com
MTD Nov 18-20 in ABQ
Planning and logistical details for the MTD conference in ABQ for Nov 18-20 continue development. Lynore has been leading our efforts with support from Bryan Kelchner, Boeing and nmOptics Board member. nmOptics is organizing the exhibitors and a possible reception. Contact Lynore for more info at Lynore@logicalM.com.remove
WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK ALL OF OUR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS AND SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF NMOPTICS:
4D Technology Corporation
Active Optical Systems, LLC
AEgis Technologies Group / Laser Science Nanogenesis
Applied Technology Associates
Atlantic International Imaging
Central New Mexico Community College
City of Albuquerque Department of Economic Development
Comet Solutions, Inc.
CSA Engineering, Inc.
CVI Melles Griot
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lotus Leaf Coatings
Menicucci Insurance Agency, LLC
MZA Associates Corporation
New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership
New Mexico Tech
O’Brien Associates, LLC
Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA)
Peacock Myers, PC
Rodey Law Firm
Sierra Peaks Corporation
Spivak Associates, LLC
The Boeing Corporation
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