4 November 2020

Coherent Launches Amplify Virtual Event Series Delivering Education, Networking, and Enablement for Users of Photonics Technology

Inaugural event on December 10, 2020, to focus on neuroscience and cell biology

Coherent Inc.

David Kuntz

+1 (310) 377-5393

David.Kuntz@coherent.com

Santa Clara, CA, 11/04/2020 – Coherent (Nasdaq: COHR) announces Amplify – a series of virtual conferences which provide educational and networking opportunities to researchers, engineers, and industrial users of photonics technology. Various events will focus on critical developments and trends in materials processing, scientific research, life sciences instrumentation, and microelectronics.

Coherent Amplify events will typically run for half a day and will connect participants with the latest developments in their field and the people who make them. These meetings will include invited papers, technology presentations, interviews, industry roundtable discussions, and breakout sessions, giving attendees an opportunity to directly interact with their peers, and industry experts and thought leaders.

The inaugural Amplify conference will focus on neuroscience and cell biology and will be held on December 10, 2020. A highlight of this event will be the keynote speech by Eric Betzig, Ph.D., who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 for his work in fluorescence microscopy. 

“Today, both scientific research and technology development are highly collaborative processes, making it essential for colleagues from all over the world to meet, share results, and network,” notes David Gee, Coherent Chief Marketing Officer. “As a leader in photonics, Coherent is committed to supporting those who utilize and depend upon photonics technology in their work. Coherent Amplify creates an environment where important current work from various fields is presented and also provides opportunities for personal development and advancement.”

In addition to the technical content, the Amplify events are meant to bring back some of the informal and social aspects of conferences that attendees may be missing. Gee adds, “We’re planning to include some opportunities to network and share ideas and best practices, in an informal and collaborative virtual setting.”

Learn more about Coherent Amplify.

About OIDA

OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA), operated as a division of The Optical Society (OSA), serves and represents organizations engaged in the business of optics and photonics—from start-ups to Fortune 500s. In support of its member companies, OIDA promotes and protects the business of optics and photonics in driving innovation, creating jobs, and accelerating growth in the U.S. and around the world. OIDA provides exclusive roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with several trade associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community.

About Coherent, Inc. 

Founded in 1966, Coherent Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commerical and industrial customers. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and is part of the Russell 1000 and Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Coherent, visit the company's website at https://www.coherent.com for product and financial updates. 

About Optica

Optica (formerly OSA) is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement.

Media Contact

David Kuntz

+1 (310) 377-5393

David.Kuntz@coherent.com

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