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13 Sep 18
Optical link developer Silicon Line raises €8.2m

Low-power optical link developer will invest new Series B funding in production, expansion and Asian presence.

12 Sep 18
Boeing on board as BridgeSat raises $10M

Company is developing a network of ground stations to connect satellites and high-flying UAVs with high-speed laser links.

11 Sep 18
Breault Research ups 2018 goals under new regime

Sold by eponymous founder Bob back in April, the optics software and services firm looks to broaden its horizons.

11 Sep 18
Ghent-imec collaboration spins out fiber-optic sensing startup

Sentea raises €1.6M from initial backers and members of founding team for silicon photonics approach.

10 Sep 18
Finisar ticks up on marginal gains

Stock price of VCSEL and optical communications component maker at six-month high after positive earnings report.

07 Sep 18
Gooch & Housego expanding again with $16M Gould deal

UK-headquartered optics and photonics firm continues acquisition spree with move for Baltimore fiber component vendor.

06 Sep 18
OLED display market sales to hit $25.5 bn in 2018

IDTechEx Research report also says OLED display tech sales will more than double to $58 bn by 2025.

05 Sep 18
Oxide acquires vacuum ultraviolet laser business of Lumeras

Japanese short wavelength crystal and laser specialist buys into US, extending wavelength offering from UV, through deep UV to "vacuum UV".

05 Sep 18
nLight to raise more cash; releases programmable fiber laser

Follow-up stock offering coincides with availability of ‘Corona’ laser for more versatile materials processing based on all-fiber control of output beam shape.

03 Sep 18
Jenoptik makes machine vision move

Double acquisition of Jena-based companies specializing in optical inspection systems.

29 Aug 18
NEC backs Tascent for iris biometrics

Japanese conglomerate takes part in $19.5M series B venture round for US firm intending to advance 'multi-modal' biometrics.

29 Aug 18
Rakuten Aspyrian raises funding for anti-cancer therapy

New photoactivated treatment could help treat head, neck and lung cancers.

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