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17 Sep 20
Omega Optical acquired by Artemis Capital Partners

Vermont-based manufacturer of optical filters and coatings for spectroscopy is going for growth.

09 Sep 20
PhotoniCare gains $7M funding to expand its ear imaging technology

2018 SPIE Startup Challenge Winner gets $5.2M series A round, including backing from Sony, plus $2.1 M SBIR grant from US NIH.

09 Sep 20
Ouster lands $42M in venture round as Aeva and ZF aim for mass production

San Francisco lidar firm says sales and bookings are up sharply following January launch of 128-beam products.

09 Sep 20
IQE reports rise in photonics sales on strong laser demand

Epiwafer foundry delivers record first-half revenues and now expects to post full-year growth of nearly 20%.

08 Sep 20
Cautious Ciena outlook drags on photonics stocks

Optical networking systems company says it has started to see a Covid-related slowdown in spending.

03 Sep 20
Lidar market expectations lowered on dramatic price falls

New prediction from analysts at Yole Développement suggests $3.8BN market by 2025 - much lower than its earlier estimates.

02 Sep 20
Wavefront Dynamics wins backing for ophthalmology diagnostics

Finisar co-founder Frank Levinson among early backers in Albuquerque startup's planned $3M series A round.

01 Sep 20
Neophotonics warns on impact of new US restrictions on Huawei

Chinese communications equipment giant accounts for nearly half the sales of the US company.

25 Aug 20
Luminar to list on Nasdaq via investor merger

Developer of automotive lidar hardware and software expects $1 billion order backlog by the end of the year.

19 Aug 20
Fabrinet sees upside in automotive lidar and silicon photonics

Optical packaging firm reports solid growth in telecom applications but industrial laser business continues to shrink.

17 Aug 20
II-VI shrugs off Covid impact as sales and bookings surge

Sales of photonics components for datacom, telecom, and 3D sensing grow fast as the digital transformation accelerates.

12 Aug 20
Lumentum to double InP laser capacity

Photonic component maker recovers from Covid-related constraints; reports strong demand across its communications portfolio.

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