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30 Apr 19
IPG sees signs of recovery in China

Mass production of new laser diodes key as IPG seeks to extend its competitive edge in fiber lasers.

30 Apr 19
Velodyne Lidar, Nikon agree to mass-produce lidar sensors

Nikon will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne with plans to start mass production later in 2019.

30 Apr 19
Cognex forecasts sales dip amid consumer electronics slowdown

Machine vision specialist reports strong growth in logistics applications, offset by weaker demand elsewhere.

25 Apr 19
LightIntegra raises $5.3M for US introduction of optical blood platelet test

Canadian company’s ‘ThromboLUX’ device uses light scattering to determine size and distribution of platelets.

24 Apr 19
Optos, Bühler, Lumishore among latest Queen’s Award winners

Purveyors of hyperspectral cameras, retinal imaging systems, and high-performance lighting recognized in annual awards for enterprise.

17 Apr 19
ASML's EUV systems pattern new Samsung and TSMC chips

Progress with upgraded equipment and EUV tool optics will see lithography technology migrate into memory chip production.

15 Apr 19
Coherent CEO Ambroseo retiring by 2021

Long-serving executive has worked at the laser company since 1988; global search for successor under way.

11 Apr 19
Zeiss expands metrology portfolio with GOM acquisition

Braunschweig firm employing 600 will become part of the optics giant’s 'industrial quality and research' business segment.

09 Apr 19
Lidar market to reach $6BN by 2024 - analyst

Yole Développement predicts annual growth in excess of 60% for next five years as autonomous vehicle revolution kicks in.

08 Apr 19
Lumibird results show growth potential, says firm

Earnings are up 62% to €16.5m and income from ordinary operations increases by 104% to €11.4m.

08 Apr 19
Harris selling night-vision business unit to Elbit

$350M cash deal is contingent on completion of mega-merger between Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies.

05 Apr 19
Cree to sell LED lighting business to Ideal Industries for $310M

Transaction to sharpen Cree’s focus on being a semiconductor manufacturer.

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