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03 Aug 22
IPG steady as diversification brings stability

Sales inch up, with revenues from welding applications now exceeding high-power cutting in several regions.

27 Jul 22
SPIE predicts rapid growth of 'core' photonics market

Society's latest industry report finds that revenues from production of optics and photonics components topped $300BN in 2020.

26 Jul 22
Trumpf sales up 20% despite supply chain drag

Industrial laser giant also reports a huge jump in orders, despite growing macroeconomic uncertainty.

20 Jul 22
ASML confident of solid demand, despite recession fears

Semiconductor industry lynchpin says that customers will still want its tools, even in the event of a moderate recession.

14 Jul 22
pureLiFi secures £10 million backing from Scottish National Investment Bank

Optical communications firm to target a global roll out of its wi-fi compatible technology.

13 Jul 22
Headwall expands with twin acquisitions

Hyperspectral imaging technology firm adds software with perClass and photonics manufacturing expertise with Holographix.

13 Jul 22
Zeiss backs electronic spectacles startup

imec spin-out Morrow Eyewear attracts €10M in venture finance for glasses that switch between distance and near vision.

12 Jul 22
Yole sees 3D sensing market topping $16BN by 2027

Market analyst sees applications starting to blossom outside of smart phones.

07 Jul 22
VulcanForms lands $355M for high-power laser additive manufacturing

MIT spin-out with a ‘fleet’ of 100 kW laser printers sets up powder bed fusion production foundry in Massachusetts.

07 Jul 22
QuiX raises €5.5M for photonic quantum computer

Local investors back Netherlands startup developing PIC-based processors operating at room temperature.

05 Jul 22
II-VI to adopt Coherent branding for merged company

Sprawling photonics business will be named Coherent and trade on the Nasdaq under ‘COHR’ ticker symbol.

30 Jun 22
II-VI poised to complete Coherent merger as China clears deal

Acquisition receives the go-ahead from Chinese regulators and should be completed July 1.

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