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01 Jun 22
Lumibird completes Saab laser rangefinder deal

Acquisition sees the French firm expand its presence in Sweden, and will add around €10M to annual revenues.

18 May 22
Semiconductor equipment boom drives Zeiss to new high

Optics giant reports a 20% rise in sales in latest half-yearly accounts.

17 May 22
Confident Jenoptik sees solid growth in core photonics business

Strong order intake and sales figures following the latest reorganization of the Germany-headquartered company.

11 May 22
Surge in demand boosts II-VI

US firm reports record-breaking quarterly sales and bookings, with backlog now exceeding $2BN.

10 May 22
China lockdowns dent nLight outlook

Fiber and semiconductor laser firm reports strong underlying demand as it expands product range to include 2 µm sources.

05 May 22
Ongoing supply chain constraints restrict Fabrinet revenue growth

But the photonics packaging company still posts solid increases in both sales and earnings.

04 May 22
Lumentum sees solid growth opportunity despite supply chain challenges

Laser sales up sharply but communications business constrained by semiconductor shortages.

03 May 22
IPG upbeat as sales smash forecast

Fiber laser firm's stock price rises 15% despite costs of move to shift component production away from Russia and Belarus.

27 Apr 22
Trumpf venture unit backs MEMS microphone startup

€15M investment in Norwegian firm sensiBel to support ramp in production of high-quality optical audio devices.

25 Apr 22
LuminWave closes $20M venture round

Chinese developer of silicon photonics for FMCW lidar touts 'ultimate solution' for autonomous vehicles.

20 Apr 22
ASML looks to further expand capacity as customers place high-NA orders

Lithography giant reports sustained high demand, including for its next generation of extreme ultraviolet tools.

19 Apr 22
Laser fusion startup ignited by early-stage funding

Japan-based EX-Fusion says that 'pre-seed' financing will enable development of critical components.

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