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06 Oct 20
Excelitas acquires Silicon Power's SolidTRON range

To expand defense and aerospace offering with solid-state discrete firing switches.

05 Oct 20
Sintavia acquires two further M400-4 Printers from EOS

Acquisition brings company’s total number of industrial metal printers to twenty-one; more planned for next two years.

30 Sep 20
Cognoptix looks forward with new advisory board and $2.6M angel funding

Developer of laser fluorescence technique for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis eyes pivotal trial in 2021.

29 Sep 20
EnPro snaps up coatings specialist Alluxa

$255 million deal sees Santa Rosa maker of optical filters become part of the much larger materials group.

17 Sep 20
Omega Optical acquired by Artemis Capital Partners

Vermont-based manufacturer of optical filters and coatings for spectroscopy is going for growth.

09 Sep 20
PhotoniCare gains $7M funding to expand its ear imaging technology

2018 SPIE Startup Challenge Winner gets $5.2M series A round, including backing from Sony, plus $2.1 M SBIR grant from US NIH.

09 Sep 20
Ouster lands $42M in venture round as Aeva and ZF aim for mass production

San Francisco lidar firm says sales and bookings are up sharply following January launch of 128-beam products.

09 Sep 20
IQE reports rise in photonics sales on strong laser demand

Epiwafer foundry delivers record first-half revenues and now expects to post full-year growth of nearly 20%.

08 Sep 20
Cautious Ciena outlook drags on photonics stocks

Optical networking systems company says it has started to see a Covid-related slowdown in spending.

03 Sep 20
Lidar market expectations lowered on dramatic price falls

New prediction from analysts at Yole Développement suggests $3.8BN market by 2025 - much lower than its earlier estimates.

02 Sep 20
Wavefront Dynamics wins backing for ophthalmology diagnostics

Finisar co-founder Frank Levinson among early backers in Albuquerque startup's planned $3M series A round.

01 Sep 20
Neophotonics warns on impact of new US restrictions on Huawei

Chinese communications equipment giant accounts for nearly half the sales of the US company.

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