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28 Mar 17
Teledyne completes £627M e2v takeover

Deal announced in December 2016 sees the UK imaging sensor maker become part of the larger US operation.

28 Mar 17
Carl Zeiss Meditec claims patent win

German court takes action over 'trifocal' lenses used in cataract surgery as company raises €317M in new capital for acquisitions.

27 Mar 17
Kaiam eyes UK facility to make PICs

US firm set to acquire Newton Aycliffe compound semiconductor wafer fab; deal involves investment by current occupant Compound Photonics.

23 Mar 17
Qioptiq wins $100m surveillance contract from UK Ministry of Defence

Excelitas Technology division will provide equipment and know-how for MOD’s surveillance and target acquisition support needs.

21 Mar 17
ams to acquire VCSEL developer Princeton Optronics for up to $75 million

Deal extends Austrian firm ams’s value chain in sensing solutions for mobile 3D sensing, AR-VR and automotive markets.

15 Mar 17
Fiber processors replacing CO2 laser system sales

Bystronic UK comments on market shift backed up by Optech's annual report on laser materials processing trends.

15 Mar 17
Presbia raises $11M to support presbyopia lens implant trial

Ireland-headquartered company completes shareholder rights issue to sure up finances while pivotal US study is completed.

14 Mar 17
Intel gains sensor fusion lead with Mobileye deal

$15BN acquisition sees the chip maker consolidate its move into the nascent market for autonomous vehicles.

13 Mar 17
Finisar slips back as outlook disappoints

Stock plunges 23% after component maker’s latest update but VCSEL bounce for 3D sensing is expected from mid-2017.

09 Mar 17
Defense giant Leonardo buys QC laser specialist Daylight for $150M

San Diego company, whose products are used in advanced countermeasure systems, slots into Leonardo's DRS subsidiary.

08 Mar 17
MicroVision reports 60% sales growth in 2016 to $14.8m

However 2016 business still leaves micro-projector developer with $16.5m loss – $2m worse than in 2015.

07 Mar 17
Novanta claims photonics design wins as sales grow

Strategic plan to double revenues inside five years will be aided by recent addition of UK-based Laser Quantum.

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