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14 Apr 21
Boost for hyperspectral satellite monitoring as Orbital Sidekick raises $16M

Series A venture round bolsters plan for space-based pipeline monitoring and wildfire risk management.

08 Apr 21
MicroLED startups challenging heavyweights, says Yole report

Analysis includes details on commercialization of first microLED displays, which are “around the corner”.

07 Apr 21
First patient receives retinal implant in pivotal trial

Pixium Vision says that study on an anticipated 38 patients represents final clinical step before seeking market approval.

06 Apr 21
Innoviz joins SPAC lidar gang with latest Nasdaq listing

Israeli technology developer raises $371M as it becomes the latest lidar firm to go public via a private equity merger deal.

31 Mar 21
Confident Basler sees earnings rise

Machine vision firm optimistic on continued growth in semiconductor and logistics markets, and robust demand from China.

29 Mar 21
Jenoptik expects ‘significant and profitable’ growth in 2021

Company says revenue development “marked by Covid-19 pandemic” – but profitability significantly improved.

25 Mar 21
Coherent terminates Lumentum merger

Move clears the way for the laser firm to join forces with II-VI, creating the world’s largest photonics company.

24 Mar 21
Aura Biosciences lands $80M funding

Massachusetts firm is taking laser-based treatment of rare and often incurable ocular cancer to pivotal trial.

23 Mar 21
Rockley Photonics goes public in merger with SC Health – valuing group at $1.2BN

Founder Andrew Rickman remains as CEO and Chairman, as diversified silicon photonics player is set to trade on NYSE as “RKLY”.

23 Mar 21
Trumpf acquires and partners with software firm Lantek

Industrial materials processing specialist expands group’s sheet metal treatment capabilities.

23 Mar 21
Lumentum responds again as Coherent bidding war tops $7BN

Laser company is evaluating Lumentum's latest offer, with deadline of March 24 set.

18 Mar 21
II-VI raises Coherent acquisition bid to $7BN as plot twists continue

Lumentum given until March 22 to respond as II-VI’s latest cash-plus-stock offer is deemed ‘superior’.

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