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This is older material, published in the 20th century.

Most of these articles appeared before publications had web sites where they carry articles. Where there is a local link to the text it will usually be the 'writer's cut', before those excellent people the subeditors have knocked off the sharp edges and cut text down to size.

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  • Danish foundry cashes in on the dash for bandwidth
    Profiles of some of the most promising start-ups hoping to make their mark on optical communications in the 21st century
    FibreSystems, December 1999

  • Where next for an industry in flux
    From music across the internet to holographic switching - there were plenty of talking points at a recent meeting on the communications revolution
    FibreSystems, December 1999

  • Tunable technology powers 'smart' optical networks
    With the commercialisation of a widely tunable semiconductor laser, Marconi Communications claims to be [paving the way to all optical networks
    FibreSystems, November 1999

  • European research gets to grips with photonics
    Tunable semiconductor lasers and optical cross-connects were two of the technologies to benefit from an ambitious partnership between industry and university researchers.
    FibreSystems, October 1999

  • Photonic chips feed operators' need for speed
    Can the entrepreneurial success of silicon Valley be replicated here in Europe.
    FibreSystems, September 1999

  • A simulating experience
    Professional Engineering, 11 August 1999

  • PHYSICS is fun (and it makes big money)
    In this ravenous technological climate, the demand for the skills of the physicist has never been greater.
    Real Business, July 1999

  • RAE of hope for industry links
    From 2001, industrially relevant research can be submitted in the RAE.
    Times Higher Education Supplement, July 9 1999

  • Photonics clusters promise bright future 
    Small companies can grow more quickly if they are located near to one another
    Physics World, June 1999

  • Secrets of a butterfly's wing
    Photonics - chips that process light - has a natural inspiration
    Financial Times, 7 April 1999

  • Coming to an understanding
    How new awards are giving university researchers an opportunity to promote public understanding of engineering
    Professional Engineering, 10 March 1999

  • Small plants grow into big business
    The future of the process industry could lie in small consumer-friendly plants
    Professional Engineering, 10 February 1999

  • Research made an open book
    Scientists' data can be made more widely available thanks to a  new electronic system
    Financial Times, 5 January 1999

  • Displaying a winning glow
    Technology Review, January 1999

  • Doctors' dilemma
    Professional Engineering, 7 October 1998

  • Little ventured for physics
    Venture capital in the UK and physics based companies
    Physics World, August 1998

  • Engineers wrap up in atomic coats
    Industry is slowly waking up to the potential of surface treatment
    Financial Times, 16 June 1998

  • Putting the squeeze on aluminium powder processing
    Financial Times, 12 March 1998

  • A model of efficiency
    Computer controls are cutting costs in process industries
    Financial Times, 25 February 1998

  • Displays out on the tiles
    An engineer whose small company hopes to revolutionise display technology
    Professional Engineering, 25 February 1998

  • All eyes on a bright future
    The latest UK developments in the race to devise wall-hanging flat screen displays
    Financial Times, 20 February 1998

  • In at the deep end
    T&N’s graduate task force
    Professional Engineering, 28 January 1998

  • A model of process engineering
    The US company that aims to take smart manufacturing into the process sector
    Professional Engineering, 19 November 1997

  • Dusting off designer alloys
    A car component maker is adapting the processes of powder metallurgy to work with aluminium alloys 
    Professional Engineering, 5 November 1997

  • What’s cooking?
    The growing use of computer modelling when creating new materials in the manufacturing industry
    Financial Times, 29 August 1997

  • Making light work of car pollution
    Pioneering sensors within an engine may optimise performance
    Financial Times, 29 August 1997

  • Making research work for industry
    EPSRC’s materials research
    Professional Engineering, 23 July 1997

  • "No comment" is no help
    Why engineers should become involved in the Public Understanding of Science, Engineering and Technology
    Professional Engineering, 25 June 1997

  • Birth of a Notion
    The launch of Euroscience
    Guardian On-Line, 19 March 1997

  • Stronger signal on flat
    Canon hopes to leapfrog its competitors with an innovative display system
    Financial Times 3 January 1997

  • Vive la différence
    Interview with Siemens technology chief Claus Weyrich
    Professional Engineering, 16 October 1996

  • Cut-price deal to catch the sun
    Canon's new solar cell technology
    Professional Engineering, 15 January 1997

  • Flat screens: Canon claims if anyone can, it can  
    Financial Times, 3 January 1997

  • A right royal carve-up
    Thoughts on the bid by the Royal Institution for lottery money
    Guardian On-Line, 2 January 1997

  • The spin-off steams ahead
    Profile of Tony Marchington of Oxford Molecular Group
    Director, January 1997

  • The revolution gathers pace
    ATM technology finally takes off
    Financial Times, 19 September 1996

  • Model behaviour gives practical reward
    Computing power has hugely broadened the potential to select the ideal material for any job
    Professional Engineering, 18 September 1996

  • Irresistible alternatives
    Progress with high-temperature superconductors
    Professional Engineering, 4 September 1996

  • Good news for contractors
    Independent groups are benefiting from foreign enthusiasm for research
    Financial Times, 27 June 1996

  • Collision course for contracts
    Europe's new particle collider offers excellent business opportunities for UK engineering companies
    Professional Engineering, 19 June 1996

  • Superconductors get ready to transform industry
    High-temperature superconductors are finally finding practical applications and the industry is about to take off
    Physics World, June 1996

  • Light relief for today's long distance telephone links
    Financial Times, 4 October 1995

  • The goal: right data at the right time
    Telecommunications network management
    Financial Times, 4 October 1995

  • Foresight: the saga continues
    Director, October 1995

  • Will the Web be a money-spinner?
    Director, October 1995

  • Friendly bugs for cleaner products
    Harnessing micro-organisms to desulphurise crude oil
    Financial Times, 3 August 1995

  • Demand for Technology Rises
    The rising fortunes of independent R&D organisations
    Financial Times, 22 June 1995

  • Why plasma science means business
    Physics World, June 1995

  • Pure geneius
    Genetic technology is revolutionising entire industries, from baking and brewing to packaging
    and agriculture
    Director, October 1994

  • Leveraging the laboratories
    Small companies may have plenty of good ideas but insufficient resources to bring them to fruition
    Director, September 1994

  • Research spend outstrips dividends
    The 1994 UK R&D Scoreboard
    Professional Engineering, 22 June 1994

  • A killing through contracts
    The growth of contract R&D
    The Financial Times, 17 June 1994

  • Fortunes to be cleaned up
    The environment as an export opportunity
    The Daily Telegraph, 27 May 1994

  • The road to success is paved with R&D
    How Ericsson profits from R&D spending
    The Engineer, 17 February, 1994

  • Nuclear activity
    Some sectors of the European nuclear industry generate a steady income
    International Management, November 1993

  • Copy-proof strip takes swipe at fraudsters
    A specially coded magnetic channel on plastic cards should increase security
    The Financial Times, 7 October 1993

  • The fathers of innovation
    What it takes to be innovative: Case studies of three companies
    Director, September 1993

  • Plugging into the powers that be
    Energy policy in Britain today: does it exist?
    Director, July 1993

  • Telecom's fusion power
    A special supplement on the coming together of telecommunications and computing in Europe
    International Management, June 1993

  • How the West could lose the peace
    Could falling defence budgets undermine industrial innovation?
    New Scientist, 8 May 1993

  • Learning to live with peace
    How will companies maintain the technical expertise in the face of declining budgets for defence research?
    International Management, May 1993

  • Oiling the flow of technology
    The technology transfer manager as a new profession
    Director, May 1993

  • Biotech heads for the big time
    The state of play in biotechnology in Europe
    International Management, December 1992

  • Can nuclear power ever pay its way?
    New Scientist, 28 November 1992

  • Bottom of the big league
    International comparison of corporate R&D spending
    International Management, September 1992

  • Industry's short cut to research
    How Courtaulds plans its strategic R&D; and an expedition to the frontiers of academic research
    New Scientist, 20 August 1992

  • The search for the top researchers
    Analysis of company spending on R&D, as enumerated in the UK R&D Scoreboard
    Director, August 1992

  • The fine art of mass production
    Report of a high-powered meeting where manufacturers from Japan and the UK discussed new approaches to the organisation of production
    New Scientist, 18 July 1992

  • The benefits of buying R&D "off the shelf"
    Expertise on the take-away menu
    The Financial Times, 5 March 1992

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