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26 Feb 20
Infinera signs up component suppliers for 'disruptive' networking scheme

II-VI and Lumentum collaborate with the optical communications hardware firm on 'XR' approach for multipoint links.

25 Feb 20
nLight sales down as Covid-19 impact spreads

US laser firm battling market forces and coronavirus as it tries to reduce reliance on customers in China.

18 Feb 20
Yole senses rapid market growth as time-of-flight devices proliferate

French analyst company predicts boom as ToF modules are adopted in rear-facing smart phone applications.

18 Feb 20
Cognex wary with key markets in transition

Machine vision firm says demand remains subdued ahead of migrations to 5G connectivity and electric vehicles.

14 Feb 20
Jenoptik says it remained on growth path in 2019

“Past fiscal year was once again the best in the company’s history in terms of revenue and earnings” – CFO.

13 Feb 20
IPG cuts prices as coronavirus adds to China challenges

Fiber laser giant reports first quarterly net loss in a decade; estimates coronavirus impact at $45M.

12 Feb 20
Atlas Copco makes $1.2 BN bid for MV firm Isra Vision

Atlas hoping to create "global leader in machine vision" with Isra at its center.

11 Feb 20
Koito invests $50M in lidar firm Cepton

Top-tier provider of car parts wants to develop headlamps with built-in lidar sensors.

11 Feb 20
II-VI predicts $50M coronavirus hit

Photonics giant shifts some production to sites in Vietnam and Malaysia to mitigate impact to supply lines.

10 Feb 20
TeraView wins $6M funding from investors old and new

Cash from Wonik, Pathfinder H and Ingenious will "accelerate product and technology development in the terahertz market".

07 Feb 20
Coherent optimistic on 5G and OLED prospects

Dip in quarterly sales and coronavirus uncertainty expected to be offset by longer term stability.

05 Feb 20
Lumentum predicts further growth in 3D sensing

Quarterly revenue rise driven by telecoms but company expects to take a hit from coronavirus disruption.

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