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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.

03 Apr 18
nLight outlines IPO plans

Semiconductor and fiber laser maker expecting to list on Nasdaq under ticker symbol 'LASR'.

27 Mar 18
II-VI to buy wavelength switch developer CoAdna for $85m

Complementary product portfolio for ROADMs; business to be part of II-VI’s Photonics segment.

26 Mar 18
Engineering software giant ANSYS snaps up OPTIS

Acquisition adds physics-based optical simulation software expertise to ANSYS' already extensive portfolio.

23 Mar 18
BMW, Toyota venture units back lidar developer Blackmore

US-based technology firm raises $18M in series B round aimed at ramping 'long-range' system for autonomous vehicles.

21 Mar 18
Growing Berliner Glas sets up training scheme to help close skills gap

German optics firm looking to expand headcount quickly as it racks up record sales figures.

20 Mar 18
IQE predicts massive photonics growth

Ramping demand for VCSELs sees epiwafer foundry’s photonics-related sales double, with year-on-year growth of 50% anticipated through 2023.

20 Mar 18
Robot vision software firm raises $10.5M

US-based Robotic Vision Technologies looks to break further into industrial sector with new funding.

15 Mar 18
Iridex financial results hit by product recall

TruFocus Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscope recalled in February 2018 after reports of patients suffering eye damage.

15 Mar 18
DustPhotonics debuts data center transceivers

Israeli startup emerges from stealth mode with 400Gb/s demonstration at San Diego show.

13 Mar 18
Finisar slips on 'challenging' industry outlook

New CEO working on full business review amid dip in demand for VCSEL arrays used in 3D sensing.

12 Mar 18
Lumentum acquiring Oclaro for $1.8BN

Merger of two major suppliers of photonic components still requires shareholder and regulatory approval.

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