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06 May 21
II-VI optimistic as Apple backs further VCSEL expansion and development

Up to $410M from iPhone maker’s ‘Advanced Manufacturing Fund’ to boost production capacity and performance.

06 May 21
Zeiss and Deutsche Telekom launch tooz DevKit smart glasses in Germany

An opportunity for developer community to explore potential and create new applications, say partners.

06 May 21
Eikon Therapeutics closes $148M financing to develop super-resolution microscopy

California-based firm to integrate advanced optics, machine learning with biochemistry; its target application is drug discovery.

06 May 21
Test-Bed Telescope 2 joins asteroid detection efforts

Instrument at ESO's La Silla Observatory will survey fast-moving near-Earth objects.

05 May 21
Salvo Technologies acquires Kreischer Optics

Acquisition expands company’s offering to customers, adding complementary optical fabrication capabilities.

05 May 21
High-BIAS2 project to accelerate quantum sensing

Project advances cold atom quantum gyroscope; new test flight partner completes the High-BIAS2 supply chain

05 May 21
Luminar-Airbus venture targeting autonomous aviation

Airbus UpNext’s new Vertex demonstrator fitted with Luminar technology is working towards safe, autonomous flight.

05 May 21
Silicon photonics helps Fabrinet to another record quarter

Optical packaging specialist posts best-ever sales and income figures, with further growth expected.

05 May 21
Metaform optics point to compact AR/VR glasses and imaging components

University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems.

04 May 21
UK partnership aims to revolutionise imaging for drug development

Nine-partner project including Zepler Institute will develop imaging technologies “at unprecedented resolution and speed”.

04 May 21
Gapontsev steps down from CEO role as IPG’s sales rebound

Company founder moves to executive chairman role and will oversee research efforts as Eugene Scherbakov becomes new CEO.

29 Apr 21
New photonics research centers and production facilities for Germany and Canada

Expansion for solar-focused Fraunhofer ISE; OPTICUM research center announced for Hannover; and Coractive plans new plant in Quebec.

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