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16 Sep 19
Union rejects ams' offer to buy Osram

Group works council believes identified 'synergies' will mean significant job cuts in Germany.

16 Sep 19
GE Additive cuts ribbon on Bavarian campus

New home for former Concept Laser additive manufacturing division expected to employ 700 once complete.

11 Sep 19
WaveOptics eyes production ramp with $13M top-up

Designer of diffractive waveguides for augmented reality closes out oversubscribed series C venture round.

05 Sep 19
The chips are down (again) says analyst IHS Markit

Semiconductor sector crash continues in the first half of 2019 as market posts worst figures for a decade.

03 Sep 19
Toyota teams up with 3D Systems on laser sintering

Partnership with the auto giant's motorsports division looks to advance laser additive manufacturing techniques.

27 Aug 19
Tibit completes $25M Series B funding

New investment in optical transceiver developer led by Intel Capital plus new backers Swisscom and AJU IB.

27 Aug 19
Osram shareholders to face takeover options

Sensor maker ams cleared to bring forward its €4.3 BN offer, but influential German union criticizes the potential deal.

26 Aug 19
Quantel Medical acquires Optotek Medical

Culmination of longstanding collaboration between Lumibird subsidiary and Slovenian firm.

23 Aug 19
Raytheon invests in Texas electro-optics location

New 200,000 square-foot factory at site in McKinney will create 500 jobs.

21 Aug 19
Metamaterial devices market 'to exceed $10BN by 2030'

Antenna applications in 5G networks to dominate nascent market before sensing, including lidar, becomes significant.

21 Aug 19
Fabrinet stock falls on slowdown fears

Huawei-related supply chain disruption and weaker industrial laser sector hit near-term outlook at photonics packager.

20 Aug 19
Stemmer Imaging announces ‘strong’ Q4 and 2019 as expansion continues

Q4 sales up 14.7% thanks to strong project business; annual revenue up by 8.3% to €109 million.

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