Oregon Tech gets new optoelectronics program

Oregon Tech gets new optoelectronics program

The Oregon Institute of Technology's newest program in Wilsonville focuses on optoelectronics.

Optoelectronics is the fusion of optics -- the study of light -- and electronics, and its applications in a number of high-tech industries are growing.

More than 90 Oregon companies now hire engineers to incorporate lasers, camera lenses, LEDs and other optical devices into products ranging from consumer electronics to military technology, according to Cristina Crespo, the chair of Oregon Tech's renewable energy and electrical engineering department.

Read more at OregonLive.com.