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25 Aug 20
Luminar to list on Nasdaq via investor merger

Developer of automotive lidar hardware and software expects $1 billion order backlog by the end of the year.

19 Aug 20
Fabrinet sees upside in automotive lidar and silicon photonics

Optical packaging firm reports solid growth in telecom applications but industrial laser business continues to shrink.

17 Aug 20
II-VI shrugs off Covid impact as sales and bookings surge

Sales of photonics components for datacom, telecom, and 3D sensing grow fast as the digital transformation accelerates.

12 Aug 20
Lumentum to double InP laser capacity

Photonic component maker recovers from Covid-related constraints; reports strong demand across its communications portfolio.

10 Aug 20
Thermal camera demand spurs FLIR sales and bookings

Orders for equipment used to screen people for elevated skin temperature remain at high levels.

07 Aug 20
Jenoptik’s revenues drop by 12% in first half of 2020

Light & Production division business slumps due to pandemic; but some positive demand from semiconductor industry and public sector.

07 Aug 20
Lasea Group purchases majority of the shares of Optec

Combined group to offer lasers for medical, electronics, academic and luxury goods markets.

06 Aug 20
China rebound boosts nLight sales

Build-out of 5G networks and related handsets helps fiber and semiconductor laser firm to post highest-ever quarterly revenues.

05 Aug 20
Coherent order book hit by Covid-19 slowdown

But emergence of 5G and flexible smart phones with organic LED screens offers hope of sustainable recovery.

04 Aug 20
China demand helps offset Covid-19 impact at IPG Photonics

Fiber laser firm reports better-than-expected quarterly financial results but near-term outlook remains uncertain.

03 Aug 20
Agricultural solar panel developer Insolight raises CHF 5M

EPFL spin-off backed by Swiss investors – on top of a CHF 10 M EU grant from HIPERION consortium.

30 Jul 20
Cognex swings to rare loss on Covid-19 impact

But the machine vision company will pay out another $10M shareholder dividend and expects revenues to bounce back in the current quarter.

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