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10 May 22
China lockdowns dent nLight outlook

Fiber and semiconductor laser firm reports strong underlying demand as it expands product range to include 2 µm sources.

05 May 22
Ongoing supply chain constraints restrict Fabrinet revenue growth

But the photonics packaging company still posts solid increases in both sales and earnings.

04 May 22
Lumentum sees solid growth opportunity despite supply chain challenges

Laser sales up sharply but communications business constrained by semiconductor shortages.

03 May 22
IPG upbeat as sales smash forecast

Fiber laser firm's stock price rises 15% despite costs of move to shift component production away from Russia and Belarus.

27 Apr 22
Trumpf venture unit backs MEMS microphone startup

€15M investment in Norwegian firm sensiBel to support ramp in production of high-quality optical audio devices.

25 Apr 22
LuminWave closes $20M venture round

Chinese developer of silicon photonics for FMCW lidar touts 'ultimate solution' for autonomous vehicles.

20 Apr 22
ASML looks to further expand capacity as customers place high-NA orders

Lithography giant reports sustained high demand, including for its next generation of extreme ultraviolet tools.

19 Apr 22
Laser fusion startup ignited by early-stage funding

Japan-based EX-Fusion says that 'pre-seed' financing will enable development of critical components.

14 Apr 22
Synopsys and Juniper Networks jointly invest in launch to chase silicon photonics

As yet unnamed firm will provide first laser-on-chip open SiPh platform for comms, lidar, AI, and optical computing.

13 Apr 22
Corning backs DigiLens in latest funding milestone

$50M venture round sees the glassmaking giant invest in Bragg grating technology for ‘extended reality’ devices.

13 Apr 22
Semiconductor equipment market exceeded $100BN in 2021

SEMI industry group reports 44% surge as demand for equipment reaches all-time high.

12 Apr 22
Space tech developer Electro Optic Systems acquires KiwiStar Optics

New Zealand-based KSO produces precision optics including large diameter telescope lenses and spectrographs.

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