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19 Oct 21
Hamamatsu backs Albuquerque startup working on optical DNA sequencing

Armonica Technologies closes $2M round of financing to support feasibility demonstration of novel equipment.

14 Oct 21
Zeiss grows scanning footprint with Capture 3D deal

Optics and microscopy giant adds another 100 employees to its roster with acquisition of US firm.

12 Oct 21
Peak Nanosystems to expand again with $25M backing

Manufacturer of gradient index (GRIN) lenses attracts follow-up investment from Squadron Capital.

07 Oct 21
Precision Optics acquires Lighthouse Imaging in $2.9M cash and share deal

Deal combines two medical optics and digital imaging systems developers that are “poised for growth.”

06 Oct 21
Lidar firms to merge as Ouster acquires Sense Photonics

San Francisco firms to establish new ‘Ouster Automotive’ division with Sense CEO Shauna McIntyre at the helm.

06 Oct 21
ASML raises 2025 expectations as next-gen EUV progresses

Commercial systems with high-NA optics to appear within five years, prolonging the rule of Moore’s law.

28 Sep 21
‘A-Rod’ makes laser fusion pitch

Ex-pro baseball star Alex Rodriguez takes part in $15M funding round for startup Focused Energy.

23 Sep 21
Qioptiq Photonics expands optics capacity for semiconductor equipment

€30M investment at Göttingen site of Excelitas Technologies subsidiary.

22 Sep 21
Profits up at Lumibird despite lidar slip

Strong performance in photonics and medical divisions sees operating income climb.

22 Sep 21
GS Plastic Optics waveguides to feature in rapid Covid tests

Supply deal with LightDeck Diagnostics includes $5M for expansion at Rochester production site.

21 Sep 21
SiLC hooks up with Hokuyo on chip-scale lidar for machine vision

Frequency modulated continuous wave technique moves machine perception closer to human visual cognition, says collaboration.

17 Sep 21
Jenoptik to boost micro-optics production in Dresden

€70M investment in cleanroom facility will more than double capacity of precision components used in lithography equipment.

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