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20 Jan 14
Plextronics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Developer of polymer inks for organic LED technology could be rescued by Solvay America acquisition.

20 Jan 14
Yole sees $13BN CMOS image sensor market by 2018

Consumer and automotive applications to boost market as pixel resolution improves.

16 Jan 14
Jenoptik sells laser-dicing technology to 3D-Micromac

Laser technique used to turn semiconductor wafers into individual chip die will be commercialized 'immediately'.

15 Jan 14
Hamamatsu Photonics opens new facility in China

Japanese tech giant expanding manufacturing and R&D activities, starting production of pollution detectors.

15 Jan 14
CyberOptics buys laser scanning specialist

US provider of sensors and inspection equipment to the semiconductor industry set to acquire Minneapolis neighbor Laser Design Inc.

14 Jan 14
Rebellion Photonics closes on $10.4 million new funding

Wall Street start-up award-winner 2013 wins substantial Series A funding to commercialize its gas cameras.

14 Jan 14
Luxexcel expanding again after latest venture round

Netherlands-based firm offers a 3D printing process for ‘digital’ manufacturing of optical components.

13 Jan 14
Thales contracted to develop new laser designation pod

Series production anticipated in 2018 after French defense agency makes contract award.

10 Jan 14
Finisar looks beyond 100G data rates as it snaps up u2t Photonics

$27M cash-plus-debt deal sees German maker of high-speed detectors become part of the Californian component firm.

07 Jan 14
NKT licenses fiber technology to PicoQuant

Photonic crystal fibers to appear in PicoQuant's new supercontinuum lasers.

07 Jan 14
Zeiss buys US intraocular lens specialist Aaren Scientific

German optics giant broadens its portfolio in the cataract surgery sector.

03 Jan 14
IR sensor maker Pyreos lands $4M, hires new CEO

Investment by venture groups and Scottish Investment Bank to support global expansion.

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