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17 Jul 19
Wyant College ophthalmology tech backed by Arizona capital fund

'iCrx' laser phoropter can automatically determine visual prescriptions in just 20 seconds.

15 Jul 19
Luminar lidar to hit the road in 2022 with 'sub-$1000' price tag

Launch of 'Iris' product sketched out as Californian startup passes $250 million funding milestone.

09 Jul 19
Cicso targets silicon photonics again with $2.6BN Acacia bid

Provider of coherent optical interconnects expected to help the telecoms giant meet escalating data demand.

08 Jul 19
European Investment Bank supports Mauna Kea

French developer of optical biopsy technology says it has received first tranche of €11.5 million loan on favorable terms.

08 Jul 19
Osram bosses back private equity takeover

€3.4 billion bid for lighting giant from Bain Capital and Carlyle Group will require 70 per cent shareholder support.

05 Jul 19
Meyer Burger tops up Oxford PV funding round

Swiss equipment vendor aids completion of £65M series D venture round for UK developer of perovskite solar cells.

05 Jul 19
Trumpf steps up expansion of its smart factory solutions

GFT, a global IT engineering and technology consultancy, acquires Trumpf's Axoom business portfolio and workforce in Karlsruhe.

03 Jul 19
Rockley Photonics announces further $52M funding

Latest investment round, the first close of its Series E investment round, takes the total raised by Rockley to date to $165m.

26 Jun 19
LASER 2019: China faces '15 to 20%' laser market downturn

Han's Laser's CTO Qitao Hue paints mixed picture of increasing laser self sufficiency compromised by manufacturing slump and geopolitical maneuvring.

21 Jun 19
IQE stock plunges on 'far-reaching' impact of Huawei ban

London-listed epiwafer foundry slumps 40% on what CEO calls 'unprecedented times' for semiconductor industry.

18 Jun 19
Optics to power Corning's new four-year growth plan

Glass giant sees major adoption of fiber for 5G connectivity and hyperscale data centers driving sales and earnings.

17 Jun 19
L3 sees electro-optics business booming

Military contractor’s Wescam subsidiary posts record order levels and double-digit growth fueled partly by drone demand.

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