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01 Nov 22
First Solar to build $270M research and development center

Large new site near existing Ohio manufacturing facility will include pilot line able to produce full-scale prototypes.

27 Oct 22
Corning’s Q3 sales edge up amid market uncertainties

Glassmaker’s display sales fall sharply – but are offset by better optical fiber and solar business.

27 Oct 22
Trumpf senses ‘growing restraint’ after bumper year

Industrial laser giant confirms record-breaking sales and orders, but CEO admits to feeling pensive about geopolitical tensions.

25 Oct 22
Lumibird posts 10% sales increase

French photonics group recently added Bordeaux-based packaging startup Innoptics to its expanding roster.

19 Oct 22
ASML plans contingencies amid continued order boom

Future looks less certain as customers cut spending budgets and lithography tool utilization.

19 Oct 22
'Major' auto OEM buys into Baraja lidar scale-up

Collaboration between Australian lidar startup and key car parts supplier Veoneer paves way for future deployment.

14 Oct 22
Leonardo DRS wins $579M U.S. Army contract for thermal weapon sights...

...as Lockheed Martin and Ayar Labs collaborate to develop sensory platforms for military, based on optical I/O chips.

13 Oct 22
Viavi acquires Jackson Labs for position, navigation and timing solutions…

…and Lumentum expands its manufacturing operations and R&D in Slovenia.

10 Oct 22
Booz Allen launches HELworks directed energy weapons business

New entity is intended to address “asymmetric threats” in the modern battlespace.

05 Oct 22
Prophesee's sensors proliferate with industrial partners

Developer of event-based sensors recently raised €50 million in series C round backed by Xiaomi and Saudi Aramco venture fund.

04 Oct 22
Germany's machine vision sector grows beyond €3BN

But 16% growth rate in 2021 expected to slow on macro uncertainty and work-through of stockpiled components.

29 Sep 22
Optics11 Life expands US footprint with €5M funding boost

Amsterdam startup has developed fiber-optic instruments for use in drug development and regenerative medicine.

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