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21 Jul 21
Aurora targets trucking with $2BN SPAC merger plan

Latest automotive lidar developer to list on the public markets could be the biggest yet.

20 Jul 21
Luminar buys photodiode supplier OptoGration

Automotive lidar pioneer has been working with the maker of InGaAs chips for the past five years.

14 Jul 21
Rohde & Schwarz acquires Zurich Instruments

To strengthen its position in quantum technology sector; terms of the deal not disclosed.

13 Jul 21
Laser diode and LED developer Bluglass closes A$5.9 million rights issue

Issue “oversubscribed” says Australian firm; funds will drive laser diode development toward commercial orders.

12 Jul 21
LED now dominant light source in automotive lighting, says Strategy Analytics

Value demand for LEDs in sector will almost triple from 2020 to $3.9 billion by 2024.

12 Jul 21
Omega Optical Holdings announces acquisition of Spectral Systems

Spectral manufactures optical coatings for defense and diverse industrial sectors.

07 Jul 21
Renishaw backtracks on planned sale as offers ‘do not meet objectives’

Metrology equipment firm's co-founders say that they will not now sell their shareholdings “for the foreseeable future”.

06 Jul 21
Smart Photonics 'shifts gears' with new loan and updated design kit

Photonic integrated circuit platform now includes faster modulators and widely tunable lasers.

02 Jul 21
MKS Instruments to acquire chemicals firm Atotech

$5.1 billion cash and stock deal will unite capabilities in lasers, optics, and process chemistry “to enable advanced electronics”.

29 Jun 21
Medical imaging firm Indago wins $10M funding and becomes Lazurite

Company develops ArthroFree wireless camera system, a minimally-invasive platform for the operating theater.

29 Jun 21
Excelitas Technologies to acquire CMOS camera specialist PCO

Deal will expand Excelitas's photonics portfolio with scientific CMOS camera technologies and know-how.

25 Jun 21
Schunk Group acquires ‘majority stake’ in Pulsar Photonics

Fraunhofer ILT spin-off Pulsar is involved in micromachining based on ultra-short-pulse laser technology.

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