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23 Jul 21
Trumpf reports €3.5 billion in annual sales – again

2020-2021 sales match previous year’s level. Order book looking “strong” despite impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

22 Jul 21
Lumibird bids to buy Areva’s stake in laser maker CILAS

Deal “to be finalized soon” will give Lumibird access to laser weapons and deformable mirror tech.

22 Jul 21
Jenoptik achieves ‘record’ trading in second quarter

Guidance for 2021 raised as both revenue and order intake increase significantly.

21 Jul 21
Record lithography orders at ASML as chip firms ‘crave’ capacity

Nearly €5BN orders for extreme ultraviolet tools alone as memory chip makers adopt latest processes.

21 Jul 21
Aurora targets trucking with $2BN SPAC merger plan

Latest automotive lidar developer to list on the public markets could be the biggest yet.

20 Jul 21
Luminar buys photodiode supplier OptoGration

Automotive lidar pioneer has been working with the maker of InGaAs chips for the past five years.

14 Jul 21
Rohde & Schwarz acquires Zurich Instruments

To strengthen its position in quantum technology sector; terms of the deal not disclosed.

13 Jul 21
Laser diode and LED developer Bluglass closes A$5.9 million rights issue

Issue “oversubscribed” says Australian firm; funds will drive laser diode development toward commercial orders.

12 Jul 21
LED now dominant light source in automotive lighting, says Strategy Analytics

Value demand for LEDs in sector will almost triple from 2020 to $3.9 billion by 2024.

12 Jul 21
Omega Optical Holdings announces acquisition of Spectral Systems

Spectral manufactures optical coatings for defense and diverse industrial sectors.

07 Jul 21
Renishaw backtracks on planned sale as offers ‘do not meet objectives’

Metrology equipment firm's co-founders say that they will not now sell their shareholdings “for the foreseeable future”.

06 Jul 21
Smart Photonics 'shifts gears' with new loan and updated design kit

Photonic integrated circuit platform now includes faster modulators and widely tunable lasers.

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