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05 Jan 23
Opsys Tech tops up latest venture effort with additional $36.5M

Israeli developer of automotive lidar eyes production ramp after closing $51.5M series C round.

04 Jan 23
Lumotive raises $13M for metamaterial beam-steering chips

Seattle startup backed by Samsung Ventures says it is engaged with two-dozen major firms on autonomous applications.

30 Dec 22
iThera Medical wins €13M to transition its optoacoustic imager into clinical use

Funding led by Trumpf Venture, EIC Fund, plus existing investors Mey Capital Matrix+.

14 Dec 22
Strong dollar and semiconductor sector propel Zeiss to record sales

German optics giant posts sharp rise in annual revenues, orders, and profit, with growth across all divisions.

14 Dec 22
Market for edge-emitting lasers to double in value by 2027

Analyst company Yole expects growth in communications and sensing to more than offset declines in printing and data storage.

13 Dec 22
Microsoft snaps up Southampton spin-out Lumenisity

Tech giant wants to expand use of hollow-core optical fiber in cloud infrastructure.

07 Dec 22
Lockheed, Rafael join forces on laser weapons

Jointly developed directed energy weapons to be incorporated into Israel’s ‘IRON BEAM’ project.

07 Dec 22
G&H to review strategy under new CEO

London-listed photonics company highlights strong order book, but stock price drops as profit shrinks.

06 Dec 22
LongPath lands $22M for laser methane sensing expansion

Colorado startup has developed gas monitoring technology based on frequency combs.

01 Dec 22
Ganvix signs epitaxy deal to develop green VCSELs

Agreement with equipment provider BluGlass aiming to produce surface-emitting devices based on gallium nitride.

24 Nov 22
Scantinel Photonics bags €10M for 'next-gen' lidar commercialization

Dutch group PhotonDelta among backers of Zeiss spin-out developing FMCW technology for autonomous vehicles and industry.

23 Nov 22
VCSEL-powered lidar to feature on new Changan car

Hesai, which has partnered with Lumentum, to provide sensors for forthcoming electric vehicle.

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