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4M 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10th November

4M2011 The first stage of the 4M2011 peer review is complete. All corresponding authors now have until July 22nd to take into consideration the comments from the Reviewers and to re-upload their papers as a Word document. Please respect the deadline for this process. We can also report that five invited speakers have now been confirmed and eight sponsors have signed up.

Microrobots put to the test

Robotic automation, microrobotics and robotic perception and recognition all advanced a few steps closer to their future applications during the recent NIST Tests.

Chaos in microlasers

Würzburg physicists have created a microlaser with unique properties. They have also succeeded in making the laser behave chaotically. In future, it may be possible to use this for a new, secure form of data transmission. More.

Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing(LAMOM)

Held in San Francisco, California, Photonics West is one of the biggest laser related conferences. In the frame of Photonic West 2012, the LAMOM conference is being held to provide a forum for discussion of fundamentals, methods, and techniques in laser materials processing and their relation to the applications and manufacturing of micro- and nanoscale electronic, photonic, optical, mechanical, fluidic, energy, and hybrid devices. More info on event page. Abstracts due July 11th 2011.

Training Courses in Microsystems

FSRM fsrm (Fondation suisse pour la recherche en microtechnique) offers a comprehensive range of training courses, in a number of languages (English, French, German). They are pleased to offer members of the 4M Association a 10% discount on course fees. More information here.

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