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23 Sep 21
Qioptiq Photonics expands optics capacity for semiconductor equipment

€30M investment at Göttingen site of Excelitas Technologies subsidiary.

22 Sep 21
Profits up at Lumibird despite lidar slip

Strong performance in photonics and medical divisions sees operating income climb.

22 Sep 21
GS Plastic Optics waveguides to feature in rapid Covid tests

Supply deal with LightDeck Diagnostics includes $5M for expansion at Rochester production site.

21 Sep 21
SiLC hooks up with Hokuyo on chip-scale lidar for machine vision

Frequency modulated continuous wave technique moves machine perception closer to human visual cognition, says collaboration.

17 Sep 21
Jenoptik to boost micro-optics production in Dresden

€70M investment in cleanroom facility will more than double capacity of precision components used in lithography equipment.

15 Sep 21
Gigaphoton to build new excimer laser production facility

More stable supply of key sources for semiconductor lithography equipment expected as production capacity is doubled.

13 Sep 21
Optiswiss and Luxexcel collaborate on 3D-printed lenses for eyewear

Dutch and Swiss firms target prescription spectacles and AR smart glasses.

08 Sep 21
IQE sees flat outlook as VCSEL market matures with smaller chips

UK epiwafer foundry also says it has identified a successor to outgoing CEO Drew Nelson.

07 Sep 21
Carbon Robotics raises $27M for automated laser weeding

Seattle company has developed self-driving vehicle that blasts weeds with 150W CO2 lasers.

02 Sep 21
Adtran taking over Adva to create optical networking provider with sales of $1.2B

All-stock deal creating “Adtran Holdings” will see Adtran retain 54%, and Adva 46% ownership of new merged company.

01 Sep 21
Automotive-focused Indie Semiconductor snaps up TeraXion

$160M acquisition made possible by Indie's recent SPAC-assisted Nasdaq listing.

01 Sep 21
Aurora outlines commercial roll-out for silicon photonics lidar

Updated 'Fusion' hardware for autonomous vehicles harnesses Doppler Effect to determine position and velocity of hazards.

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