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21 Jun 23
G&H snaps up polymer component specialist GS Optics

Expansion planned at GS Optics' downtown Rochester headquarters following $15.7M deal.

15 Jun 23
Agritech startup 'Croptix' wins seed funding

Penn State spin-out has developed a field-deployable, hand-held spectrophotometer platform to check crop health in real time.

07 Jun 23
Extra production capacity boosts G&H sales figures

London-listed maker of optical components and subsystems reports a 32% rise in six-monthly revenues.

06 Jun 23
Restructured Rockley emerges from bankruptcy

Founder Andrew Rickman returns to CEO role following major workforce reduction.

02 Jun 23
Optical processor developer Lightmatter raises $154M to take products to market

Viking Global Investors, Google Ventures, and others join Lightmatter Series C — tripling firm’s valuation.

31 May 23
Nuburu ships blue lasers for industrial additive project

'Multiple units' delivered to partner Essentium to be used in additive manufacturing systems suitable for making metal parts.

25 May 23
Ayar Labs tops up funding with $25M

Silicon photonics startup wins more backing from investors including chip giant Nvidia and Taiwan's Capital TEN.

24 May 23
Hesai sales up sharply as key supply deals bear fruit

Chinese lidar firm boasts that it is 'outpacing the competition', and now manufacturing more than one sensor every minute.

23 May 23
Leadoptik lands $5M for ultra-thin lung cancer imaging probe

Startup is developing a device based around metasurface optics that is small enough to enter narrowest airways.

19 May 23
3D laser printer firm Glowforge raises another $20M investment

Magic Canvas, the latest product, uses “latent diffusion neural network” to enable production of intricate designs.

17 May 23
Jenoptik posts ‘solid start’ to fiscal year 2023

Reports revenue growth of 12.2 percent and improved profitability.

17 May 23
First Solar makes perovskite move with $80M Evolar deal

Major solar panel manufacturer wants Swedish startup to help accelerate development of high-efficiency tandem cells.

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