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26 Jul 16
Nanoco signs long-term deal on cadmium-free quantum dots

UK firm signs non-exclusive seven-year agreement with Taiwan’s Wah Hong Industrial.

20 Jul 16
ASML boosted by extreme UV orders

Four orders for production EUV lithography systems placed in latest quarter, as TSMC reveals its plans to deploy the technology.

19 Jul 16
THz systems sales to grow at 16% through 2020

Analyst Tematys reveals market drivers and which technologies suit each application.

19 Jul 16
Princeton Lightwave targets automotive lidar

New Jersey photonics firm sets up new business unit to commercialize Geiger-mode lidar technology.

19 Jul 16
Lidar mapping start-up closes $6.6M seed fund

Ford Motor Company among the early investors in Civil Maps, whose software turns raw lidar data into live maps for autonomous vehicles.

13 Jul 16
Mauna Kea upbeat after raising €4.4M

Equity capital to boost product development efforts, support clinical trials of optical biopsy system.

12 Jul 16
Gooch & Housego expands with defense acquisitions

Laser diode designer Alfalight and UK-based Kent Periscopes expected to add £9 million to annual turnover.

07 Jul 16
First Solar shelves TetraSun silicon cell development

Advancing CdTe cell efficiencies means that crystalline silicon 'hedge' option no longer required by the panel maker.

05 Jul 16
Monteris lands $10M loan to extend laser brain surgery

Oxford Finance cash will be allocated to growing sales of ‘Neuroblate’ system for treating brain lesions.

01 Jul 16
Universal Display gets into the blue with OLED assets from BASF

Chemicals giant sells intellectual property for $87 million, having ceased working on developments late last year.

01 Jul 16
Rofin shareholders approve Coherent deal

$942 million acquisition remains on track for completion by the end of this year.

29 Jun 16
Growing use of laser diodes in industry, telecoms to drive market through 2020

Total sales likely to exceed $10 billion by 2020, growing at 11% CAGR over next four years, says analyst Technavio.

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