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14 Jul 22
pureLiFi secures £10 million backing from Scottish National Investment Bank

Optical communications firm to target a global roll out of its wi-fi compatible technology.

13 Jul 22
Headwall expands with twin acquisitions

Hyperspectral imaging technology firm adds software with perClass and photonics manufacturing expertise with Holographix.

13 Jul 22
Zeiss backs electronic spectacles startup

imec spin-out Morrow Eyewear attracts €10M in venture finance for glasses that switch between distance and near vision.

12 Jul 22
Yole sees 3D sensing market topping $16BN by 2027

Market analyst sees applications starting to blossom outside of smart phones.

07 Jul 22
VulcanForms lands $355M for high-power laser additive manufacturing

MIT spin-out with a ‘fleet’ of 100 kW laser printers sets up powder bed fusion production foundry in Massachusetts.

07 Jul 22
QuiX raises €5.5M for photonic quantum computer

Local investors back Netherlands startup developing PIC-based processors operating at room temperature.

05 Jul 22
II-VI to adopt Coherent branding for merged company

Sprawling photonics business will be named Coherent and trade on the Nasdaq under ‘COHR’ ticker symbol.

30 Jun 22
II-VI poised to complete Coherent merger as China clears deal

Acquisition receives the go-ahead from Chinese regulators and should be completed July 1.

29 Jun 22
Hamamatsu snaps up NKT Photonics

Developer of photonic crystal fiber and supercontinuum lasers set to become part of the Japanese company next year.

28 Jun 22
imec spin-off lands €7M seed funding for holographic reality optics

Swave Photonics says its technology delivers life-like 3D imagery with no need for bulky headsets or prescription glasses.

22 Jun 22
IQE and Lumentum strike epiwafer deal

Multi-year agreement extends existing relationship to supply epiwafers, with particular emphasis on automotive lidar.

21 Jun 22
ams Osram sharpens focus further, with deal to sell 'digital systems' unit

Agreement with China’s Inventronics follows recent disposals of horticultural and dynamic lighting businesses.

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