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23 Dec 20
Ouster reveals latest lidar listing plan

San Francisco firm set to become the fourth developer of lidar technology to raise cash via a 'reverse merger' deal.

22 Dec 20
Semiconductor unit keeps Zeiss sales on even keel

Optics giant's annual revenues decline for the first time in a decade - but only by 2%.

15 Dec 20
Innoviz lines up $350M cash boost in Nasdaq listing

Tel Aviv startup set to become third lidar firm to list on the stock market via merger investment vehicle.

10 Dec 20
UbiQD lands $7M to scale nanomaterial ‘light recipes’ for crop growth

New Mexico firm targets greenhouses with sunlight-manipulation technology.

09 Dec 20
Phononic and Fabrinet partner to ramp production of thermoelectrics

Optical component manufacturer and solid-state innovator work together to meet “explosive” comms market demand.

08 Dec 20
Nuburu raises $20M in series B round

Developer of blue industrial lasers to beef up its presence in markets including 3D printing and electric vehicles.

04 Dec 20
Luna Innovations acquires sensing firm OptaSense for $40M

Combination is expected to transform Luna into a major distributed optical fiber sensing systems developer.

03 Dec 20
Luminar lands $600M in Nasdaq listing

Automotive lidar company starts trading under ‘LAZR’ ticker symbol following shareholder approval of reverse merger deal.

24 Nov 20
Optical systems design wins boost Jenoptik order book

Biophotonics applications including robotic surgery and point-of-care Covid-19 tests expected to add €9 million to annual sales.

23 Nov 20
M-Squared refinances with state support

New Scottish National Investment Bank acquires an interest in the laser firm.

17 Nov 20
Hitachi snaps up Valencia spin-out VLC for integrated photonics expertise

VLC Photonics offers fabless development services for PICs across numerous sectors, including telecom, lidar, and sensing.

12 Nov 20
Ayar Labs wins $35M in Series B Funding – and new backers

As interest in optical I/O grows, Applied Ventures, Castor Ventures, Downing Ventures, and SGInnovate join Ayar's existing investors.

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