photonics

Rochester tapped for $610M photonics center

The Pentagon has selected a Rochester consortium to lead a $610 million research and manufacturing hub dedicated to photonics — the use of light in technology — that will bring thousands of jobs to the region. Western New York already has about 100 companies working on optics and photonics, including firms focused on robotics, medical imaging, national security and other fields. Vice President Joe Biden joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the announcement, although the news…