Acquisition of major supplier of components used in smart phone 3D sensor units expected to complete in spring 2019.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) subsystem developer sold to Excelitas by private equity group Anzu Partners.
Optics giant benefits from continued semiconductor equipment boom; set to expand with new metrology facility in Detroit.
French photonics company says new share issue was five-times oversubscribed.
UK startup WaveOptics has also closed a $26M round of venture funding to support expansion into burgeoning market for augmented reality hardware.
Expanding US photonics giant closes deal shortly after being granted antitrust clearance in China.
Former senior executive of Japanese firm could also be jailed after failure to file adverse event reports related to endoscopes.
UK startup is developing ultra-compact quantum encryption technology based on integrated photonics.
Mitsubishi Chemical’s VC subsidiary says AR will be next-gen platform after smart phones – anticipating “large market growth”.
Engender Tech, founded by SPIE Startup Challenge winner Cather Simpson, acquired by CRV International to develop photonics-based livestock breeding tech.
Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission will search for dark energy and characterize exoplanet atmospheres.
To enable affordable mass-production of optical waveguides for integration into augmented reality wearables.