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03 Feb 21
Lumentum senses auto lidar opportunity from 2022

Sales and profits rise as the photonics company outlines Coherent acquisition rationale.

02 Feb 21
Olympus broadens endoscopy spectrum with Quest acquisition

Medical imaging giant gains fluorescence and multispectral capability with addition of Netherlands company.

28 Jan 21
Record sales as MKS books major laser order

Owner of Spectra-Physics and Ophir expecting to see further consolidation in the photonics industry.

28 Jan 21
Osram raises revenue guidance for business in 2021…

…while Jenoptik exceeds its own 2020 forecast for adjusted earnings margin.

27 Jan 21
Teledyne hopeful of imaging rebound

Company sees strong bookings in the closing quarter of 2020, as both X-ray and optical imaging sectors recover.

26 Jan 21
Ellex acquisition pushes Lumibird sales

French photonics firm still feeling the impact of lower research lab spending, but lidar business grows and CILAS could be next acquisition.

20 Jan 21
Denso joins forces with Aeva for auto lidar commercialization

Major automotive component supplier sees frequency modulation approach as ‘missing link’ for future autonomous vehicles.

20 Jan 21
ASML smashes sales record after shipping 100th EUV system

Lithography giant expects further growth this year, as chip makers invest in production capacity.

19 Jan 21
Lumentum and Coherent merger to create photonics industry giant

Two of the most recognized names in the photonics sector set to join forces in $5.7BN deal.

14 Jan 21
Merger back on as Cisco and Acacia agree higher price

Networking giant will now pay $4.5BN for the silicon photonics company, up from the $2.6BN agreed in 2019.

12 Jan 21
Claims and counterclaims as Acacia looks to call off Cisco merger

Maker of silicon photonics components believes it is now worth more than the $2.6BN agreed by the two firms in 2019.

06 Jan 21
Aeva adds $200M to listing fund

Lidar-on-a-chip firm founded by Apple engineers now expects $560M from merger and listing plan.

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