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09 Jul 20
ams finally seals Osram deal

Long-running acquisition saga comes to fruition following European Commission approval.

07 Jul 20
Smart Photonics bags €35M investment

Netherlands-based photonic integrated circuit (PIC) wafer foundry backed for expansion by local venture group.

07 Jul 20
Jenoptik set to expand again with Trioptics acquisition

Two-stage deal to buy optics metrology firm is expected to complete by the end of next year.

02 Jul 20
Trumpf takes SPI Lasers further under its wing

SPI products now available via Trumpf sales channels following rebranding of UK-headquartered fiber laser subsidiary.

01 Jul 20
II-VI plans to raise more than $750M with twin stock offering

Photonics company looking to exploit high current stock price to help repay borrowings.

25 Jun 20
Olympus to sell off historic imaging business

Japanese company has been making and selling cameras since 1936, but is now much more focused on medical technologies.

18 Jun 20
Osram could see €100M cash hit this year

Lighting and photonics giant now expecting revenues to decline 35% in current quarter; UV-C lamps approved for coronavirus disinfection.

16 Jun 20
Lumibird raises €36M in rights issue

Shareholders back acquisition strategy with oversubscribed fundraiser; Ellex acquisition gets approval.

11 Jun 20
SUSS partnership to aid nanoimprint applications in photonics

Chemicals expertise from new partner Micro Resist Technology aimed at diffractive optical elements and more.

10 Jun 20
Semiconductor fab spending to roar back in 2021

SEMI organization predicts 24% upswing to new record level following Covid-delayed recovery.

09 Jun 20
Materion grabs coatings opportunity with Optics Balzers deal

$160 million all-cash acquisition set to create ‘world-leading’ provider of thin-film optical coatings.

03 Jun 20
Gooch & Housego pulls dividend on Covid uncertainty

UK optics firm looks to control cash but says all of its US facilities are now back up and running.

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