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23 Jun 21
Quanergy to become latest lidar SPAC with $278M NYSE listing

California company touts optical phased array technology as game-changer for nascent autonomous vehicle market.

23 Jun 21
German photonics sector confident of post-pandemic boom

SPECTARIS industry group expecting a 14% increase in sales by German photonics companies this year.

22 Jun 21
Hydrosat eyes global infrared coverage with funding boost

$5M round supports plan for a 16-satellite constellation providing global thermal and multispectral coverage on a daily basis.

17 Jun 21
Exfo founder Germain Lamonde rejects latest Viavi offer

Optical and wireless network test equipment firm’s controlling shareholder wants to return the company to private ownership.

15 Jun 21
Optical metamaterials to impact lens market 'within a year'

Analysts at Lux Research suggest that more prosaic applications - not invisibility cloaks - will dominate initial commercialization.

09 Jun 21
Honeywell and Cambridge merger to form quantum computing giant

Deal includes $300M investment in quantum computing hardware based on laser-controlled ion traps.

01 Jun 21
Senorics readies pilot line with €8M venture support

Dresden-based developer of tiny organic semiconductor sensors looks to mass-market spectroscopy applications.

31 May 21
Zeiss Ventures startup Scantinel Photonics wins Series-A financing

Funding for new FMCW lidar developer agreed with participation of Scania Growth Capital.

27 May 21
Xanadu closes $100M funding to develop ‘fault-tolerant’ photonic quantum computer

Investment to drive Canadian startup’s progress toward a quantum computing module to reach one million physical qubits.

27 May 21
SiLC eyes lidar sensor ramp following $17M funding round

US startup says its FMCW imaging chip will enable machines, robots, and cars to see ‘like humans’.

26 May 21
iXblue expands into optical components and quantum sensing

French high-tech firm acquires compatriots Kylia and Muquans as it looks to build its profile in the photonics sector.

25 May 21
Cellink targets lab-on-a-chip applications with Nanoscribe acquisition

Swedish bio-printing pioneer says it will gain a ‘leg up’ on competition with cash-plus-stock deal worth up to €50M.

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