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14 Apr 20
Source Photonics to upgrade laser production after $40M boost

US-headquartered firm says its production facilities in China and Taiwan have remained operational despite Covid-19 pandemic.

07 Apr 20
€2.1 million EIC accelerator funding for photonics firm Hypermemo

Finnish startup's laser glass processing, based on a pulsed CO2 source that clean-cuts pieces up to 30mm thick.

01 Apr 20
Second Sight to wind down on Covid-19 impact

Company developing artificial vision for blind people for past 20 years lays off the majority of its workforce with immediate effect.

31 Mar 20
ASML cuts guidance but sees no drop in demand for lithography systems

Semiconductor equipment giant is working through Chinese shipment delays and supply chain disruption.

31 Mar 20
Basler issues cautious outlook after solid 2019

Maker of machine vision components anticipates gradual improvement in China amid sharp decline elsewhere.

27 Mar 20
Kyocera buying Showa Optronics to strengthen components offering

Acquisition of Japan-based firm intended to maximize synergy through combined technologies.

25 Mar 20
Jenoptik puts dividend payment and 2020 outlook under review

Coronavirus emergency expected to hit consumer and automotive sectors hardest, thinks the German optics company.

24 Mar 20
ams expects Osram deal to conclude by mid-year

Sensor firm says €1.65 BN rights issue partially funding the merger is proceeding as expected.

24 Mar 20
Blickfeld eyes lidar ramp with series A funds

Munich-based MEMS lidar startup wins backing from Continental and Osram, among others.

18 Mar 20
Rockley backed by Cambridge investors

Ahren Innovation Capital makes the silicon photonics technology developer its latest investment.

17 Mar 20
Hyperspectral satellite data to get wireless optical links

BridgeComm says its global network of optical ground stations will be used to transmit imagery from HySpecIQ low-Earth orbit constellation.

11 Mar 20
Lockheed backs optical interconnects with Ayar Labs investment

Strategic funding intended to help accelerate commercialization of new high-speed photonic links.

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