October / November 2012

Rochester Top 100:

Eight Optics Firms Among 32 Manufacturers in 2012

The Rochester Top 100, now in its 26th year, ranks privately held companies based on three most recent years of revenue growth. Companies must have at least $1M in revenue for each of those years, and rankings take into account both dollar and percentage growth.

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#6 Optipro
#27 Toptica
#32 Optimax
#36 Rochester Optical
#60 Rochester Precision Optics
#61 Stefan Sydor Optics
#83 Tel-Tru Manufacturing
#90 Empire Precision Plastics


• RRPC Networking at Harris Beach
• RRPC NEW Website Design
• MCC 23rd Annual Salute to Excellence
• Lumetrics Announces ~ $1M NIH Grant
• Events 2013

• Rochester Among Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Winners
• Semrock unveils High Volume Optics Factory
• RRPC CEO Roundtable with Worldleaders

RRPC Networking at Harris Beach, November 27th

Free Beer, Wine, and Dinner while you learn!
Maximizing Economic Development Incentives for Your Project

Harris Beach PLLC, a member of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster and sponsor of the RRPC annual meeting in September, will be hosting the November meeting of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster, at their firm, located at 99 Garnsey Road in Bushnell's Basin.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30-6:00.
Dinner and presentations at 6:00.

You will learn:
How to Maximize Economic Development Incentives. 6:00-6:30pm
Please RSVP to Tom Battley:

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RRPC / New York Photonics Website Redesigned

The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster is pleased to announce that its new website is now online. Developed and hosted by RRPC member Innovative Solutions, the site has been redesigned to help promote and sell the services of our members. We were lucky to have so many photographs sent to us by members and are pleased to include them on the site.


The next step is for RRPC members to verify that their company information is correct.

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Congratulations to Corning Incorporated Foundation and Jim Sydor, honored at last week's MCC Annual Salute to Excellence!

Read about the Corning Incorparated Foundation's donation.

Read about Jim Sydor's 50% matching contribution.

The Salute to Excellence.

Lumetrics Announces Nearly $1 Million NIH Grant
Grant will fund cutting-edge research & development of hand-held eye scanner

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) visited Rochester-based medical technology firm Lumetrics today to announce a $973,000 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Eye Institute. The NIH grant will fund development of a digital hand-held diagnostic ophthalmic instrument that will dramatically improve access to vision related healthcare both in the U.S. and across the globe...

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Photonics West
2 - 7 February, 2013
San Francisco, California, USA

Defense, Security & Sensing
24 April - 3 May 2013
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

CLEO 2013
9 -14 June, 2013
San Jose, California, USA


Laser Munich
13 - 16 May, 2013
Munich, Germany

Optics & Photonics
25 - 29 August, 2013
San Diego, California, USA

14 - 17 October 2013
Rochester, New York, USA

Rochester is Among Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Winners

The Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics and Imaging Accelerator
The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster is one of the awardees in The Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics and Imaging Accelerator consortium. The three-year $1.7M grant from a group of five federal agencies will be used to accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized optics, photonics, and imaging companies in the Finger Lakes region. The funded program is known as the Rochester Regional Photonics Accelerator (RRPA).

This RRPA award is part of the federal government's Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge and is one of only 12 made in the country this year...

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Semrock holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for High Volume Optics Factory

On October 16th Semrock held a ribbon cutting ceremony to reveal the expansion of their high volume factory. The morning began with Denis Lee, IDEX Optics & Photonics (IOP) Director of Global Supply Chain and Logistics, who was the event's MC. Lee thanked those who were greatly involved in the process...

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RRPC CEO Roundtable Series with Worldleaders

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Meetings are held at the Lennox Tech Center
3:30PM – 5:30 PM
Refreshments are served

Planning your Company Sales Strategy for 2013.

December 6: Establishing The 52 Week game plan for Driving Sales Success – Establishing and committing the sales team's new year's resolution for 2013


The target audience for these meetings includes the CEO, President or General Manager from your company. RSVP by email or phone to Tom Battley.

RSVP by email or phone to Tom Battley


Copyright 2012, Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster, Inc.

New York Photonics and The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC) are not-for-profit organizations founded to promote and enhance the New York State photonics, optics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.