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20 Jan 21
Denso joins forces with Aeva for auto lidar commercialization

Major automotive component supplier sees frequency modulation approach as ‘missing link’ for future autonomous vehicles.

20 Jan 21
3D imaging with LEDs and smartphone points to simpler machine vision

University of Strathclyde project creates images without complex synchronizing of camera and lighting.

20 Jan 21
ASML smashes sales record after shipping 100th EUV system

Lithography giant expects further growth this year, as chip makers invest in production capacity.

20 Jan 21
Orbital Systems project aims to boost optical space comms

French partners Cailabs, Onera, and CNES to develop, evaluate atmospheric turbulence compensation module.

19 Jan 21
UK partners developing optical magnetometers to test electric vehicle batteries

CPI and Kelvin Nanotech in £5.4M project for quantum sensors to detect magnetic field given off by healthy lithium cells.

19 Jan 21
Lumentum and Coherent merger to create photonics industry giant

Two of the most recognized names in the photonics sector set to join forces in $5.7BN deal.

19 Jan 21
Raman spectroscopy offers improved diagnosis of oral cancer

Hamburg project develops platform able to distinguish malignant from non-malignant tissue.

18 Jan 21
Danish group launches €3 million quantum communication project

CryptQ consortium to develop fiber laser-based secure optical networking system over the next three years.

18 Jan 21
ORC-Zepler: Si-photonics showcase reports ‘dramatic advances’

£6 million program, led by Graham Reed, has overcome significant R&D challenges for industry-compatible technology.

15 Jan 21
Researchers refine laser method to 3-D print delicate glass parts

Fresnel Institute process avoids layering limitations by using laser to polymerize precursor into solid glass.

14 Jan 21
Merger back on as Cisco and Acacia agree higher price

Networking giant will now pay $4.5BN for the silicon photonics company, up from the $2.6BN agreed in 2019.

14 Jan 21
Covid update: 14 January 2021

A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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