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22 Dec 21
Rockley forced to call off Hengtong deal

Sale to Chinese joint-venture partner and key investor scuppered by new US Department of Commerce export restrictions.

21 Dec 21
Signify to acquire ams Osram’s horticultural lighting unit

Ex-Philips Lighting business will take control of Texas-based Fluence in a $272M deal.

20 Dec 21
Automotive LED market forecast to reach $3.51 billion in 2021

Market analyst TrendForce identifies ams-Osram, Nichia, and Lumileds as top three vendors by revenues.

15 Dec 21
Zeiss bounces back with record sales and profits

Optics giant posts best-ever annual financial figures as investment in R&D effort continues to pay dividends.

14 Dec 21
Mauna Kea changes plan as CEO departs

Optical biopsy firm will focus on pulmonology and molecular imaging as it bids to preserve cash.

09 Dec 21
LiDAR developer Blickfeld extends its Series A Funding to $31M

Investment supports Munich-based firm’s development of new products and expansion into US and Asia.

08 Dec 21
Teledyne Flir wins $15.7M US Defense contract for AR tech to reveal bio-chemical threats...

...while micro display developer Kopin gains $19.8M order for military thermal sighting systems.

08 Dec 21
Intel to align lidar expertise with Mobileye stock offering

Chip giant announces IPO plan for the autonomous driving technology firm it acquired for $15BN in 2017.

07 Dec 21
Jenoptik announces new ‘More Value’ agenda to power up its businesses

Firm’s 2022-2025 plan is focused on photonics while intending to “speed up profitable, sustainable growth”.

01 Dec 21
OmniLit targets optics and photonics company for merger

SPAC-financed ‘blank-check’ acquisition firm set up by Syntec Optics chairman Al Kapoor has just raised $144 M.

25 Nov 21
Jenoptik finds private equity buyer for Vincorion division

The German company will be even more focused on optics and photonics technology following the sale of its mechatronics unit.

24 Nov 21
IQE sales hit by currency effects and laser slowdown

Epiwafer foundry has just appointed GlobalFoundries executive Americo Lemos as its new CEO.

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