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30 Jun 22
II-VI poised to complete Coherent merger as China clears deal

Acquisition receives the go-ahead from Chinese regulators and should be completed July 1.

29 Jun 22
Hamamatsu snaps up NKT Photonics

Developer of photonic crystal fiber and supercontinuum lasers set to become part of the Japanese company next year.

28 Jun 22
imec spin-off lands €7M seed funding for holographic reality optics

Swave Photonics says its technology delivers life-like 3D imagery with no need for bulky headsets or prescription glasses.

22 Jun 22
IQE and Lumentum strike epiwafer deal

Multi-year agreement extends existing relationship to supply epiwafers, with particular emphasis on automotive lidar.

21 Jun 22
ams Osram sharpens focus further, with deal to sell 'digital systems' unit

Agreement with China’s Inventronics follows recent disposals of horticultural and dynamic lighting businesses.

21 Jun 22
Scintil targets optical interconnects with latest funding round

French startup has raised €13.5M in its second round of venture support.

08 Jun 22
SiLC partners with Cloud Light to manufacture its Eyeonic vision sensors

Partnership extends SiLC’s manufacturing range, enables early sample shipments, and 2022 production ramp.

08 Jun 22
New launch OpenLight offers silicon photonics with integrated lasers

Silicon Valley startup says its 400G and 800G reference designs with integrated lasers will be available this summer.

07 Jun 22
Sony sets up space comms subsidiary

Japanese technology giant to develop laser links for low-Earth orbit satellites.

06 Jun 22
Report: emerging optics to displace Fresnel lenses in XR headsets

IDTechEx analysis also predicts 24% compound market growth of XR optics industry through 2032.

01 Jun 22
Lumibird completes Saab laser rangefinder deal

Acquisition sees the French firm expand its presence in Sweden, and will add around €10M to annual revenues.

18 May 22
Semiconductor equipment boom drives Zeiss to new high

Optics giant reports a 20% rise in sales in latest half-yearly accounts.

 
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