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23 Jan 14
German health R&D center launches photonics firms

In 2013, three new spin-off companies emerged from Helmholtz Zentrum Munich.

22 Jan 14
ASML recognizes EUV tool revenue

Three EUV systems shipped in the closing quarter of 2013 as ASML begins assembly of first NXE:3350 volume production scanner.

22 Jan 14
Cree flies high on LED lighting boom

Revenue and profits up sharply as sales of replacement LED bulbs surge.

21 Jan 14
Sales of LED lamps for safety lighting to reach $250m in 2020

Explosion-proof lighting fixtures to take advantage of spark-free LEDs.

20 Jan 14
Plextronics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Developer of polymer inks for organic LED technology could be rescued by Solvay America acquisition.

20 Jan 14
Yole sees $13BN CMOS image sensor market by 2018

Consumer and automotive applications to boost market as pixel resolution improves.

16 Jan 14
Jenoptik sells laser-dicing technology to 3D-Micromac

Laser technique used to turn semiconductor wafers into individual chip die will be commercialized 'immediately'.

15 Jan 14
Hamamatsu Photonics opens new facility in China

Japanese tech giant expanding manufacturing and R&D activities, starting production of pollution detectors.

15 Jan 14
CyberOptics buys laser scanning specialist

US provider of sensors and inspection equipment to the semiconductor industry set to acquire Minneapolis neighbor Laser Design Inc.

14 Jan 14
Rebellion Photonics closes on $10.4 million new funding

Wall Street start-up award-winner 2013 wins substantial Series A funding to commercialize its gas cameras.

14 Jan 14
Luxexcel expanding again after latest venture round

Netherlands-based firm offers a 3D printing process for ‘digital’ manufacturing of optical components.

13 Jan 14
Thales contracted to develop new laser designation pod

Series production anticipated in 2018 after French defense agency makes contract award.

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