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03 Apr 20
microLED display developer Plessey to work with Facebook

Objective is to help Facebook prototype new optical technologies for applications in AR/VR space.

02 Apr 20
Business update: latest industry responses to Covid-19

Photonics organizations and companies continue to adapt to the pandemic, with significant trading continuing in new ways.

01 Apr 20
LZH demonstrates laser method to prospect undersea minerals

EU-funded project ROBUST examining marine soil samples on Pacific floor non-destructively.

01 Apr 20
UK team devises life-saving breathing aid for the NHS in 100 hours

Development by UCL-led group with Oxford Optronix can cut Covid-19 patient need for intensive care beds.

01 Apr 20
Olympus Global Image of the Year 2019 winners revealed

Competition demonstrated versatility of fluorescence microscopy in imaging biological samples.

01 Apr 20
Second Sight to wind down on Covid-19 impact

Company developing artificial vision for blind people for past 20 years lays off the majority of its workforce with immediate effect.

31 Mar 20
II-VI ramps output of diagnostic testing parts to battle Covid-19

Components and subassemblies for molecular diagnosis of polymerase chain reaction testing to boost researchers' resources.

31 Mar 20
ASML cuts guidance but sees no drop in demand for lithography systems

Semiconductor equipment giant is working through Chinese shipment delays and supply chain disruption.

31 Mar 20
Basler issues cautious outlook after solid 2019

Maker of machine vision components anticipates gradual improvement in China amid sharp decline elsewhere.

31 Mar 20
Laser diodes grown directly on silicon substrates promise cheaper sensors

University of Montpellier project studied epitaxial integration of mid-IR laser sources.

30 Mar 20
Covid-19 lockdown slashes pollution over Europe

Data from Copernicus Sentinel-5P reveal strong reductions in NO2 pollution levels over Paris, Rome, Madrid.

27 Mar 20
Kyocera buying Showa Optronics to strengthen components offering

Acquisition of Japan-based firm intended to maximize synergy through combined technologies.

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