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02 May 18
Coherent reveals additive acquisition

The laser company gets into metal additive manufacturing systems with deal to buy Germany-based OR Laser.

02 May 18
IPG beats guidance as sales ramp persists

Seemingly unstoppable rise in demand as the fiber laser pioneer is added to the S&P 500 stock index.

01 May 18
Sales and bookings continue rising at II-VI

But demand for laser diodes in 3D sensing applications remains in a lull, ahead of an anticipated ramp starting later this year.

27 Apr 18
FLIR fined $30M under ITAR rules

Half of fine suspended pending remedial compliance measures related to historic exports of thermal cameras.

20 Apr 18
Bruker beefs up spectroscopy offering with Anasys Instruments acquisition

Analytical equipment giant adds cutting-edge Raman and infrared spectroscopy kit to its already vast product portfolio.

18 Apr 18
$12.2M funding round sees new CEO take charge at KMLabs

Former Zeiss executive Kevin Fahey takes the helm at the Colorado developer of cutting-edge ultrafast laser equipment.

18 Apr 18
ASML reveals next-gen EUV orders

Lithography equipment giant receives first orders for EUV systems based around high numerical aperture optics.

17 Apr 18
nLight filing suggests $70M IPO

Updated registration statement from US-based fiber laser company prices stock at $13-15.

13 Apr 18
Biolase CEO Harold Flynn resigns

Dental laser company 'exploring strategic alternatives' as CFO takes over on interim basis.

12 Apr 18
Luminar acquires chip design firm amid lidar production ramp

Deal to buy Black Forest Engineering brings another 30 engineers in-house, as initial shipments of new sensors begin.

04 Apr 18
Quantel targets €100M sales in 2018

Strong growth in lidar and new defense contracts expected to provide boost from €85M posted last year.

04 Apr 18
Osram and Continental sign JV contract

50:50 joint venture expected to begin operations in second half of 2018; sales target in "mid-triple-digit-million-euro" range.

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