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28 Apr 21
MKS Instruments hits billion-dollar run-rate with photonics sales

Advanced manufacturing equipment vendor reports 25% jump in photonics revenues in latest quarter.

21 Apr 21
Disease diagnostics firm spins out from Southampton’s Zepler Institute

Highfield Diagnostics’ approach, expected to “transform lateral flow testing”, has secured initial funding.

21 Apr 21
ASML sees demand surge amid chip shortage

Semiconductor equipment giant says that EUV lithography systems accounted for half of new bookings in latest quarter.

20 Apr 21
QLM lands £3M seed fund for quantum lidar gas imaging

University of Bristol spin-out initially targeting methane emissions with single-photon camera sensors.

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.

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