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03 Jan 18
Edmund Optics buys ITOS, maker of filters, polarizers

Acquisition strengthens EO's presence in Europe; forms basis for expanding manufacturing base in the region.

22 Dec 17
$30M venture round for laser-activated melanoma therapy

'First-in-class' photodynamic treatment developed by Aura Biosciences is currently in clinical trials.

20 Dec 17
IQE sales boosted by VCSEL demand

UK-headquartered epiwafer foundry says its photonics-related revenues have doubled year-on-year.

14 Dec 17
Zeiss chief hails 'best year ever'

Sales up 10% on back of stand-out year for semiconductor investments, with CEO Michael Kaschke focused on future innovations.

14 Dec 17
Apple confirms Finisar VCSEL support

World's most valuable company has earmarked $390 million to help make the optoelectronics company's Texas fab the 'VCSEL capital of the US'.

12 Dec 17
Corning splashing $900m on 3M's communications division

To strengthen global market reach and expand high-bandwidth portfolio. Acquisition business "worth $400m in annual sales."

12 Dec 17
SEMI confirms record-breaking year of equipment spending

Investment of $55.9 billion eclipses previous high set in 2000, with Korean chip makers leading the charge.

08 Dec 17
Finisar buys wafer fab to ramp VCSEL arrays for 3D sensing

700,000 square-foot facility in Sherman, Texas, will host 6-inch VCSEL wafer production, with CEO Jerry Rawls expecting ‘gigantic’ future demand.

06 Dec 17
Prysmian to acquire General Cable for $3 billion

Fiber-optic cable powerhouses merger would create notional annual sales worth €11 billion.

05 Dec 17
Startup's car sensor 'monitors driver heartbeat'

Israel-based Guardian Optical Technologies plans accelerated development of multifunctional sensor technology for what it calls 'passenger-aware' cars.

05 Dec 17
Private equity groups complete Excelitas switch

Business comprising Qioptiq and several other well-known photonics brands has been acquired by AEA Investors.

04 Dec 17
LightIntegra raises $3.5M from shareholders

Canadian firm’s ‘ThromboLUX’ product uses laser scattering technique to characterize blood platelets.

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