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07 Sep 16
GE snaps up SLM Solutions in additive manufacturing drive

Germany-based selective laser melting equipment specialist set to become a part of GE Aviation.

02 Sep 16
New wavefront measuring development wins funding for Trioptics

German test firm awarded grant by partnership of ERDF and Schleswig-Holstein; company also appoints second MD.

23 Aug 16
Luminaires outshine lamps in 2015 global lighting market - analyst

As unit prices for LED lamps fall, revenue will also decline from 2019, says IHS Markit. Also: Nichia leading LED sector sales.

23 Aug 16
Quanergy cashes in on auto lidar frenzy

Delphi and Samsung among the investors taking part in $90M venture round, a week after rival lidar developer Velodyne raised $150M.

23 Aug 16
Concept Laser reports 88% sales growth for the first half of 2016

Market pull, diverse range of products and innovation boost 3D laser printing company’s performance.

18 Aug 16
ColorChip raises further $20m venture capital

Investment to support its "System on Glass" transceivers destined for the booming data center market.

17 Aug 16
Velodyne agrees $150M investment deal to scale auto lidar

Huge financing from Ford and Chinese search engine giant Baidu will accelerate mass production of lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles.

16 Aug 16
UV-LED maker Nikkiso buys AquiSense in $9.3M deal

US-based AquiSense, which specializes in UV disinfection modules, becomes subsidiary of large Japanese industrial firm.

15 Aug 16
Asia growth spurs Carl Zeiss Meditec

Solid-looking financial results posted ahead of ophthalmology reorganization.

11 Aug 16
Earnings up at steady Jenoptik

German optics firm appears well on track to meet 2016 expectations, despite Brexit vote and upheaval in Turkey.

10 Aug 16
'Refocused' Rubicon reviews its options

Sapphire crystal grower has already switched priorities to optical applications as overcapacity continues to plague key LED epiwafer market.

10 Aug 16
Lumentum riding high on datacom and laser demand

Stock reaches highest valuation since split from JDSU almost exactly a year ago.

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