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18 Oct 17
Coherent confirms sale of Rofin UK laser division

Unit divested to private-equity buyer as part of European Commission's approval for Rofin-Sinar acquisition.

11 Oct 17
Brolis expands with Ghent development center

Lithuanian laser diode maker gets into photonic integration for medical and industrial sensors.

10 Oct 17
Ocular diagnostics startup Broadspot raises $7.5M

California firm backed by Phoenix Venture Partners and 'syndicate of leading ophthalmologists'.

09 Oct 17
Silicon photonics chipmaker Skorpios acquires Novati

To enhance Skorpios’ heterogeneous integration process and manufacturing – for optical communications markets and more.

09 Oct 17
Shareholders back Quantel-Keopsys deal

French companies merge operations, with a view to creating a major player in European photonics.

04 Oct 17
Trumpf consolidates EUV lithography supply chain with Access Laser deal

German laser giant buys 85% stake in Seattle-based developer of high-precision carbon dioxide lasers.

02 Oct 17
Luxexcel lands VC cash for prescription virtual reality eyewear

Netherlands-based Innovation Industries makes €4 million equity investment.

29 Sep 17
Philips Photonics eyes VCSEL boom as it ramps production

Supplier base continues to grow in response to smartphone sensor deployment and emerging opportunity in autonomous vehicles.

26 Sep 17
Source Photonics expands laser ops with new fab in China

Invests in facility in Jintan to double output of InP lasers and components.

26 Sep 17
Hamamatsu agrees to buy Energetiq Technology for $42m

Acquisition will help Japanese giant meet "growing demand for light sources with high brightness in the EUV region".

21 Sep 17
SLM wins huge order for laser additive systems

Chinese customer buys 50 systems, SLM’s largest-ever contract win in Asia.

20 Sep 17
Fast-growing ams investing $200M in Singapore expansion

Clean room for micro-optic sensors will sit alongside new VCSEL development and production line.

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