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18 May 18
Analysts see $5BN auto lidar market by 2023

Twin reports on lidar applications and the related intellectual property landscape highlight huge technological diversity.

11 May 18
Jenoptik chiefs happy with solid start to 2018

Strong growth in optics and life sciences segment pushes up sales and profit at German photonics firm.

11 May 18
ON Semi snaps up photodetector maker SensL

Acquisition of Irish developer of low-light sensors further broadens ON Semi’s offering for autonomous vehicle applications.

09 May 18
Oclaro suspends dealings with ZTE

Due to US Government’s export ban; despite this, company announces improved Q3 2018 results.

09 May 18
Electro Scientific CEO hails 'transformative' year

Michael Burger reflects on remarkable turnaround at laser micromachining systems firm.

09 May 18
NinePoint Medical partners with Merit Medical Systems for clinical OCT

Strategic deal will include promotion of NvisionVLE platform to clinicians worldwide.

08 May 18
Osram acquires VCSEL specialist Vixar

Strengthens portfolio for security apps; also Osram has boosted the efficiency of green LEDs by 40%.

08 May 18
Laser 2000 sold to Belgian private equity buyer

Euronext-listed Gimv acquires 75% stake in the Germany-headquartered photonic product distributor.

08 May 18
NeuroVision raises $11M in series C round

Johnson & Johnson and Nikon venture units back developer of fluorescence-based diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s.

07 May 18
Laser gas sensing firm Mirico wins £3.5m funding

STFC spin-out developing infrared laser based gas-sensing system also appoints Linda Bell as CEO.

04 May 18
Lumentum on the up despite 3D sensing pause

Stock jumps 11% as the photonics company posts small net profit in its latest quarter.

04 May 18
Oxford PV closes £8M funding round

UK startup is working on commercialization of perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells, with products expected next year.

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