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12 Jul 23
Metalenz optics feature in biometric security scanners

China's Dilusense deploys mass-produced meta-optics in facial recognition systems.

11 Jul 23
Japan's EX-Fusion raises $13M in seed round

Startup company will establish an in-house test facility for optical components to control high-output, high-repetition-rate lasers.

04 Jul 23
Celestial AI lands $100M for 'disruptive' optical interconnects

Silicon Valley startup describes approach as a 'foundational building block for accelerated computing'.

27 Jun 23
LASER 2023: Photonics industries in Germany and worldwide ‘growing at 7%’

Industry group Spectaris “cautiously optimistic”, predicting steady growth through 2027, but skills shortage and supply chain problems persist.

22 Jun 23
Swave Photonics gains US investors with €3M top-up funding

Belgian startup company is targeting extended reality applications with its diffractive optics technology.

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.

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