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Business news, 22.04.2011 01:24
Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs visits Optogan in St Petersburg
With the aim of expanding and intensifying economic ties between Bavaria and Russia (its largest trading partner in Eastern Europe), as part of ‘German week’ in St Petersburg a delegation from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs (focused on sustainable power generation and supply) included a tour of Optogan’s LED lamp production plant. The plant was opened last November by the Russian Federation’s deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov, and visited in March by Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev).Optogan’s chip technology was created by Vladislav Bougrov and Maxim Odnoblyudov, who were PhD students of Nobel prize winner and Russian Academy of Science member Zhores Alferov at the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St Petersburg in the 1990s before working at Finland’s Helsinki University of Technology, then in late 2004 (together with Alexey Kovsh) founding Optogan Oy in Espoo, Helsinki to develop GaN-based LEDs.
News source: Juno Publishing and Media Solutions Ltd
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