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SPIE CEO to testify on impact of technology policy on U.S. economy

19 March 2009

BELLINGHAM, Wash., USA -- SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs is one of three speakers on a nanotechnology and optoelectronics panel scheduled to testify at a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing next week in Washington, DC.

The panel is one of five planned for a 24 March hearing on "China's Industrial Policy and its Impact on U.S. Companies, Workers, and the American Economy." The hearing will examine China's pillar and strategic industries, telecommunications and information technology industries, nanotechnology and optoelectronics industries, and use of incentives to attract foreign investment into certain of those industries.

See the commission's complete press release: uscc.gov/pressreleases/latest_pressrelease.php.

SPIE is the international optics and photonics society founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. In 2008, the Society provided $1.9 million for scholarships, grants, and other activities supporting research and education around the world. For more information, visit SPIE.org

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