Today professor Meint Smit received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the PIC International Conference in Brussels. Smit is one of the founders of integrated photonics; semiconductor circuits that use light rather than electricity. The TU/e spin-outs Smart Photonics and Effect Photonics also won in Brussels in their respective categories Advances in Manufacturing and Advances in Integration. This meant that half the PIC Awards this year will find homes in Eindhoven.

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