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04 Oct 16
FLIR grabs Point Grey Research for $253M

Thermal imaging giant moves into machine vision with cash acquisition of the Canadian camera firm.

03 Oct 16
Growing Artemis reveals large BAE Systems deal

Ten-year supply agreement for head-up display components supporting expansion at Plymouth, UK, headquarters.

22 Sep 16
European Investment Bank loan underpins €80M Heliatek expansion

Organic photovoltaics pioneer to ramp production capacity for construction market as combination of equity and debt finance completes series D round.

20 Sep 16
Quantel back in the black; signs up new UK distributor

France-headquartered laser company benefits from military supply contracts and Laser MegaJoule project.

19 Sep 16
Pyreos raises £1.8M as London angels invest

Venture funding to aid latest expansion at the Edinburgh-based developer of passive infrared sensors.

19 Sep 16
Abbott selling Medical Optics business for $4.3BN

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery systems part of vision care division being sold to Johnson & Johnson.

15 Sep 16
Thales signs deal on optically connected satellites

‘Phase B’ contract agreement with LeoSat follows recent acquisition of optoelectronics expertise by Thales Alenia Space.

15 Sep 16
Opus Inspection buys Fastlign car testing tech

Laser-based system checks critical vehicle specs like wheel alignment – as business accelerates.

13 Sep 16
Trumpf sets up €40M venture fund

Laser giant says ‘Trumpf Venture’ will aim to back around five start-up companies every year.

12 Sep 16
Applied Optoelectronics raises its guidance for Q3 2016

Positive revision follows substantial, increased demands from datacenter connectivity sector.

12 Sep 16
Germany reports record sales of machine vision systems

Ahead of Vision 2016, German MV sector sees 9% uptick in worldwide business.

09 Sep 16
ProPhotonix swings to profit as sales jump 20%

Cost-reduction strategy bearing fruit as London-listed firm posts net profit for the first half of the year.

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