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08 Dec 21
Intel to align lidar expertise with Mobileye stock offering

Chip giant announces IPO plan for the autonomous driving technology firm it acquired for $15BN in 2017.

07 Dec 21
Jenoptik announces new ‘More Value’ agenda to power up its businesses

Firm’s 2022-2025 plan is focused on photonics while intending to “speed up profitable, sustainable growth”.

01 Dec 21
OmniLit targets optics and photonics company for merger

SPAC-financed ‘blank-check’ acquisition firm set up by Syntec Optics chairman Al Kapoor has just raised $144 M.

25 Nov 21
Jenoptik finds private equity buyer for Vincorion division

The German company will be even more focused on optics and photonics technology following the sale of its mechatronics unit.

24 Nov 21
IQE sales hit by currency effects and laser slowdown

Epiwafer foundry has just appointed GlobalFoundries executive Americo Lemos as its new CEO.

15 Nov 21
Trumpf acquires its 3D printing jv from Italian partner Sisma...

...while I.FAST project successfully develops laser AM-printed copper parts for linear accelerators for the first time.

11 Nov 21
Santec acquires JGR Optics and OptoTest

Acquisitions mark Santec’s expansion into the growing fiber optic cable assembly testing market.

11 Nov 21
Jenoptik reports continued growth and strong revenues

Sales are up 25% year on year; with some of the growth due to acquisition of Trioptics.

10 Nov 21
Waveguide display developer Dispelix raises $33M

Finland-based firm says its tech will enable next-generation lightweight smart glasses and AR displays.

10 Nov 21
Cognex outlook trimmed as supply chain challenges drag on sales and margins

Another quarter of record-breaking revenues, but lower profits as shipments of higher-margin products are delayed.

10 Nov 21
Aeva and Luminar deals show lidar gaining traction

Fabrinet to manufacture chip-scale lidar modules for Aeva; Luminar selected for Nvidia’s automotive platform.

09 Nov 21
Record-breaking bookings at buoyant II-VI

Quarterly bookings approach the billion-dollar mark, with strong traction in all major markets.

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