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17 Apr 
ASML's EUV systems pattern new Samsung and TSMC chips

Progress with upgraded equipment and EUV tool optics will see lithography technology migrate into memory chip production.

15 Apr 
Coherent CEO Ambroseo retiring by 2021

Long-serving executive has worked at the laser company since 1988; global search for successor under way.

11 Apr 
Zeiss expands metrology portfolio with GOM acquisition

Braunschweig firm employing 600 will become part of the optics giant’s 'industrial quality and research' business segment.

19 Apr 
DCS 2019: Kent Periscopes present scope for AFVs

Presents driver of armored fighting vehicle with twin images of surroundings in shortwave or visible light formats.

19 Apr 
SRI International joins US Army night vision development program

California laboratory joins Microsoft and SiOnyx as partners on 'IVAS' effort to improve soldiers' situational awareness.

16 Apr 
Orbiting telescope spies first Earth-sized exoplanet

NASA’s 'TESS' probe locates hot new world orbiting a star 53 light years away.

23 Apr 
Laser powers needle-free microjet injection

University of Twente develops method to inject “smart tattoos” for potential health monitoring options.

23 Apr 
Zero-gravity optical fiber drawing experiment arrives in orbit

Kit developed by Physical Optics Corporation expected to produce high-performance fiber on board International Space Station.

12 Apr 
SmartVIZ project explores innovative visualization using micro LEDs

Osram, ASM AMICRA and Fraunhofer IISB working on brighter, more efficient lighting solutions than LCDs or OLEDs.

23 Apr 
Tesla touts lidar-free autonomy

Elon Musk dismisses lidar technology as 'lame' at electric car maker’s autonomy event specially arranged for investors.

18 Apr 
Scottish Optoelectronics Association rebrands as Photonics Scotland...

...and publishes strategic paper Photonics in Scotland: A Vision for 2030, with aim of trebling its "billion pound" value.

17 Apr 
Survey reveals harassment at photonics events

A quarter of women who responded to study jointly commissioned by SPIE and OSA reported harassment at meetings.

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