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24 Mar 20
Blickfeld eyes lidar ramp with series A funds

Munich-based MEMS lidar startup wins backing from Continental and Osram, among others.

18 Mar 20
Rockley backed by Cambridge investors

Ahren Innovation Capital makes the silicon photonics technology developer its latest investment.

17 Mar 20
Hyperspectral satellite data to get wireless optical links

BridgeComm says its global network of optical ground stations will be used to transmit imagery from HySpecIQ low-Earth orbit constellation.

11 Mar 20
Lockheed backs optical interconnects with Ayar Labs investment

Strategic funding intended to help accelerate commercialization of new high-speed photonic links.

10 Mar 20
Software giant Ansys to acquire photonic simulation specialist Lumerical

Nasdaq-listed Ansys wants to apply Lumerical tools in 5G networks and autonomous vehicles.

10 Mar 20
SEMI expects fab spending recovery to begin in second half of 2020

Despite virus-related revisions to the industry association’s current forecast, a sharp uptick in purchasing is expected next year.

06 Mar 20
Luna Innovations reports ‘record’ Q4 and 2019 results

"Exceptional year from financial and operational perspectives," says CEO Scott Graeff.

04 Mar 20
FLIR restructures again as commercial sales fall

Thermal imaging giant also reports a jump in orders for coronavirus-related screening.

03 Mar 20
Novanta looks to 2020 product launches after photonics sales take a dip

Laser Quantum division reports double-digit slide amid subdued industrial spending.

26 Feb 20
Infinera signs up component suppliers for 'disruptive' networking scheme

II-VI and Lumentum collaborate with the optical communications hardware firm on 'XR' approach for multipoint links.

25 Feb 20
nLight sales down as Covid-19 impact spreads

US laser firm battling market forces and coronavirus as it tries to reduce reliance on customers in China.

18 Feb 20
Yole senses rapid market growth as time-of-flight devices proliferate

French analyst company predicts boom as ToF modules are adopted in rear-facing smart phone applications.

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