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26 Jan 21
Ellex acquisition pushes Lumibird sales

French photonics firm still feeling the impact of lower research lab spending, but lidar business grows and CILAS could be next acquisition.

20 Jan 21
Denso joins forces with Aeva for auto lidar commercialization

Major automotive component supplier sees frequency modulation approach as ‘missing link’ for future autonomous vehicles.

20 Jan 21
ASML smashes sales record after shipping 100th EUV system

Lithography giant expects further growth this year, as chip makers invest in production capacity.

19 Jan 21
Lumentum and Coherent merger to create photonics industry giant

Two of the most recognized names in the photonics sector set to join forces in $5.7BN deal.

14 Jan 21
Merger back on as Cisco and Acacia agree higher price

Networking giant will now pay $4.5BN for the silicon photonics company, up from the $2.6BN agreed in 2019.

12 Jan 21
Claims and counterclaims as Acacia looks to call off Cisco merger

Maker of silicon photonics components believes it is now worth more than the $2.6BN agreed by the two firms in 2019.

06 Jan 21
Aeva adds $200M to listing fund

Lidar-on-a-chip firm founded by Apple engineers now expects $560M from merger and listing plan.

05 Jan 21
Teledyne lines up $8BN FLIR acquisition

Two of the biggest names in optical and infrared sensor technology are set to merge.

23 Dec 20
Ouster reveals latest lidar listing plan

San Francisco firm set to become the fourth developer of lidar technology to raise cash via a 'reverse merger' deal.

22 Dec 20
Semiconductor unit keeps Zeiss sales on even keel

Optics giant's annual revenues decline for the first time in a decade - but only by 2%.

15 Dec 20
Innoviz lines up $350M cash boost in Nasdaq listing

Tel Aviv startup set to become third lidar firm to list on the stock market via merger investment vehicle.

10 Dec 20
UbiQD lands $7M to scale nanomaterial ‘light recipes’ for crop growth

New Mexico firm targets greenhouses with sunlight-manipulation technology.

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