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15 Jun 18
Sofradir and ULIS reorganize structure to boost efficiency

But no job cuts or closures planned for France-based supplier of infrared systems for military, aerospace and commercial markets.

14 Jun 18
Volvo tech fund backs Luminar's lidar

First strategic investment by the auto firm’s new tech fund goes to the California-headquartered developer of high-performance lidar systems.

12 Jun 18
Sionyx beats funding goal with 610% oversubscription

Indiegogo launch of first day/night action camera, which also converts night vision into full-color daylight.

07 Jun 18
Industrial semiconductor market grew 12% in 2017

Photonics companies notable among IHS Markit’s “Top 20”; China’s investment in LED is eclipsing western players.

07 Jun 18
Swedish-Canadian collaboration targets laser prostate surgery

Clinical Laserthermia Systems and Exact Imaging sign memorandum of understanding to market image-guided laser system said to stimulate immunotherapy response.

04 Jun 18
Vuzix AR glasses to feature Plessey's microLEDs

UK and US firms partner on development of compact waveguide-based smart glasses for augmented reality (AR) applications.

24 May 18
Investors cheered by nLight prospects

Diode and fiber laser maker reports strong growth in first quarter as a public company.

23 May 18
Swiss startup to commercialize optical blood pressure monitor

'aktiia' spin-off from CSEM developing wristband sensor for continuous, non-invasive monitoring.

22 May 18
Carlyle announces intent to buy HGH Infrared

Defense, aerospace and diverse engineering firm attracted by award-winning, France-based surveillance specialist.

21 May 18
Semiconductor boom fuels Zeiss sales growth

CEO hopeful of another record-breaking year for the optics giant, with extreme ultraviolet lithography a key driver.

18 May 18
Analysts see $5BN auto lidar market by 2023

Twin reports on lidar applications and the related intellectual property landscape highlight huge technological diversity.

11 May 18
Jenoptik chiefs happy with solid start to 2018

Strong growth in optics and life sciences segment pushes up sales and profit at German photonics firm.

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