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15 Jun 17
Strathclyde signs strategic agreement with BAE Systems

Collaboration to include laser development, automation, manufacturing and simulation for defense applications.

14 Jun 17
Intel, Airbus back auto lidar developer AEye

Silicon Valley firm closes $16M venture round in bid to commercialize solid-state lidar for autonomous vehicles.

12 Jun 17
ULIS doubles research spend as sensor sales boom

30% year-on-year jump in revenues prompts French thermal imaging firm to invest €15M to ‘democratize’ its technology.

08 Jun 17
AMS Technologies acquires Elforlight

Acquisition of UK photonics firm strengthens German distributor’s potential to “solve challenging photonics applications”.

07 Jun 17
Osram snaps up LED Engin

California-based provider of specialty LED lighting systems will add around $10M to Osram’s annual turnover.

06 Jun 17
Israel's Belkin Laser backed for glaucoma therapy option

Venture cash for medical laser startup already involved in Horizon 2020 commercialization effort.

05 Jun 17
Monteris raises $26.6M for laser tumor ablation system

Funding set to support more work on technique designed to treat otherwise inoperable brain lesions.

26 May 17
Technica establishes new FBG manufacturing facility in Singapore

US-based FBG devices developer significantly grows its optical sensors product capabilities in SE Asia.

25 May 17
AMOLED TV panel shipments to exceed 10M units by 2023

But analyst IHS Markit warns that "premium" TV market is where the action is, rather than much larger "high-end" TV market.

24 May 17
Flir Systems appoints James Cannon new president and CEO

Former director of Stanley Black & Decker and decorated veteran takes over in June, to replace outgoing leader Andy Teich, retiring after 33 years.

23 May 17
Cree CEO Swoboda to step down

Long-time chief at the LED pioneer and solid-state lighting company is resigning after a recent health scare.

23 May 17
IPG snaps up OptiGrate for ultrafast laser push

Specialist maker of volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) span out of University of Central Florida in 1999.

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