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28 Sep 22
Precision Optics looks to finalize Nasdaq listing as sales rise

Micro-optics and imaging firm posts sharp increase in annual revenues, thanks largely to Lighthouse Imaging acquisition.

27 Sep 22
Leuko raises $5M for optical white blood cell monitor

MIT spin-out is developing a microscope platform for label-free imaging of human blood cells as they flow through capillaries.

22 Sep 22
Brelyon secures $15 million for Ultra Reality immersive technology

Funds will accelerate development of headset-free display for enterprise and metaverse users.

21 Sep 22
Lumentum and Coherent carve up VCSEL market

Analyst report shows duo have cornered 80% of the market, largely thanks to Apple’s iPhones.

20 Sep 22
Ouster to cut workforce by 10%

SPAC-funded lidar firm reducing headcount by around 30 as part of wider ‘streamlining’ effort to preserve cash.

20 Sep 22
SPIE 2023 Startup Challenge now accepting applications

Competition open to startups working in healthcare and ‘deep tech’ fields will take place during next year’s Photonics West event.

13 Sep 22
CMOS image sensor market to top $31BN by 2027

Yole Intelligence says that Sony is looking to consolidate its leading position as the market begins a new growth cycle.

07 Sep 22
Jenoptik breaks ground on €70M Dresden micro-optics facility

Site will produce devices for use in semiconductor lithography, with operations expected to start in 2025.

06 Sep 22
Bridger Photonics raises $55M for methane lidar expansion

Montana-based startup set to deploy its airborne sensors for shale gas extraction.

01 Sep 22
Koito pledges $100M Cepton investment

US lidar firm looks to scale production, while analyst Yole says Chinese companies now lead the automotive lidar market.

31 Aug 22
First Solar to beef up US manufacturing capacity

Maker of CdTe modules plans $1.2BN investment, with new domestic site expected to be operational in 2025.

31 Aug 22
Corning to build new optical cable facility in Arizona

Glass and fiber-optics giant expects to create 250 jobs at site in Phoenix area.

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