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15 Jun 21
Optical metamaterials to impact lens market 'within a year'

Analysts at Lux Research suggest that more prosaic applications - not invisibility cloaks - will dominate initial commercialization.

09 Jun 21
Honeywell and Cambridge merger to form quantum computing giant

Deal includes $300M investment in quantum computing hardware based on laser-controlled ion traps.

01 Jun 21
Senorics readies pilot line with €8M venture support

Dresden-based developer of tiny organic semiconductor sensors looks to mass-market spectroscopy applications.

31 May 21
Zeiss Ventures startup Scantinel Photonics wins Series-A financing

Funding for new FMCW lidar developer agreed with participation of Scania Growth Capital.

27 May 21
Xanadu closes $100M funding to develop ‘fault-tolerant’ photonic quantum computer

Investment to drive Canadian startup’s progress toward a quantum computing module to reach one million physical qubits.

27 May 21
SiLC eyes lidar sensor ramp following $17M funding round

US startup says its FMCW imaging chip will enable machines, robots, and cars to see ‘like humans’.

26 May 21
iXblue expands into optical components and quantum sensing

French high-tech firm acquires compatriots Kylia and Muquans as it looks to build its profile in the photonics sector.

25 May 21
Cellink targets lab-on-a-chip applications with Nanoscribe acquisition

Swedish bio-printing pioneer says it will gain a ‘leg up’ on competition with cash-plus-stock deal worth up to €50M.

25 May 21
WaveOptics snapped up in $500M deal

UK-based maker of augmented reality waveguides based on diffraction gratings to become part of Snap Inc., the software firm behind popular Snapchat app.

19 May 21
Sales and earnings up strongly as Zeiss navigates pandemic

Continued strength in lithography and a rebound in medical and consumer divisions as Covid effects ‘ebb away’.

19 May 21
Luna confident as applications base grows

Sales up at fiber-optic sensing specialist; OptaSense subsidiary inks deal with fracking firm Liberty.

18 May 21
Spectrometer firm Atonarp raises $50M

Japanese company to expand operations and develop new molecular diagnostics platform with series D cash.

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