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18 Aug 22
Lumentum looks to innovate as supply constraints start to ease

Photonics giant to accelerate R&D spending, but expects major loss of market share in 3D sensing for smart phones.

16 Aug 22
Fabrinet optimistic as customers sign up to use new facility

Photonics packaging service provider sees stock rise in value after posting 20% jump in annual sales.

16 Aug 22
Innoviz tipped to take the lead in automotive lidar

Consultancy firm Strategy Analytics suggests that a major supply deal with Volkswagen affiliate CARIAD will see Innoviz become market leader.

15 Aug 22
Rockley's losses increase but CEO Rickman remains upbeat

Health monitoring tech firm also announces first purchase order for its Bioptx Baseline Band; forms scientific advisory board.

10 Aug 22
Jenoptik lifts full-year targets as sales and orders jump

Photonics firm reports fast-rising demand fueled largely by sustained semiconductor equipment boom and recent acquisitions.

10 Aug 22
nLight recovers from Shanghai lockdown

Slowdown in China offset by growing traction in additive manufacturing and directed energy weapons.

09 Aug 22
Blue laser pioneer Nuburu eyes $330M SPAC listing

Colorado company targets welding and 3D printing applications with short-wavelength systems.

05 Aug 22
QLM wins £12M Series-A funding and venture with Schlumberger for gas detection

Quantum technology camera quantifies methane emissions and flare efficiency.

03 Aug 22
Cognex outlook dimmed by fire at Indonesia contract manufacturer

Machine vision firm confirms $45M damage and supply disruption that will hurt future sales.

03 Aug 22
PreciPoint lands €10M for digital pathology roll-out

German firm has developed a novel microscopy tool for use during cancer surgery.

03 Aug 22
IPG steady as diversification brings stability

Sales inch up, with revenues from welding applications now exceeding high-power cutting in several regions.

27 Jul 22
SPIE predicts rapid growth of 'core' photonics market

Society's latest industry report finds that revenues from production of optics and photonics components topped $300BN in 2020.

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