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28 Apr 20
IQE stays positive amid market uncertainty

Advanced semiconductor wafer foundry says relaxed debt terms will help ensure liquidity in the event of a severe recession.

28 Apr 20
Cognex steady despite Covid disruption

Machine vision firm adapts to ‘new reality’ as chairman urges governments to better balance pandemic risks with lockdown impact.

22 Apr 20
Tucson venture fund backs Wyant laser countermeasures spin-out

UAVenture Capital invests in supercontinuum technology developed at the University of Arizona’s influential school of optics.

15 Apr 20
ASML using augmented reality to support lithography customers

Semiconductor equipment giant says it has come up with creative solutions to the challenges of Covid-19, while prioritizing safety.

14 Apr 20
Source Photonics to upgrade laser production after $40M boost

US-headquartered firm says its production facilities in China and Taiwan have remained operational despite Covid-19 pandemic.

07 Apr 20
€2.1 million EIC accelerator funding for photonics firm Hypermemo

Finnish startup's laser glass processing, based on a pulsed CO2 source that clean-cuts pieces up to 30mm thick.

01 Apr 20
Second Sight to wind down on Covid-19 impact

Company developing artificial vision for blind people for past 20 years lays off the majority of its workforce with immediate effect.

31 Mar 20
ASML cuts guidance but sees no drop in demand for lithography systems

Semiconductor equipment giant is working through Chinese shipment delays and supply chain disruption.

31 Mar 20
Basler issues cautious outlook after solid 2019

Maker of machine vision components anticipates gradual improvement in China amid sharp decline elsewhere.

27 Mar 20
Kyocera buying Showa Optronics to strengthen components offering

Acquisition of Japan-based firm intended to maximize synergy through combined technologies.

25 Mar 20
Jenoptik puts dividend payment and 2020 outlook under review

Coronavirus emergency expected to hit consumer and automotive sectors hardest, thinks the German optics company.

24 Mar 20
ams expects Osram deal to conclude by mid-year

Sensor firm says €1.65 BN rights issue partially funding the merger is proceeding as expected.

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