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12 Jan 22
Sales on the up at buoyant Biolase

Dental laser specialist expects revenues in the closing quarter of 2021 to be up sharply on prior year and pre-pandemic figures.

11 Jan 22
Super-resolution microscopy startup Eikon raises $518M for 'drug-hunting biofactory'

Venture investors and the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund among the backers of firm co-founded by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig.

05 Jan 22
Intevac sells photonics division to rifle scope maker Eotech

Deal sees Eotech pay at least $70 million to acquire Intevac Photonics and its night-vision technology used by the US military.

03 Jan 22
Voyant Photonics raises $15.4M in Series A funding

To deliver 3D sensing capabilities with its chip-scale LiDAR system.

22 Dec 21
Omega grows footprint further with EMF and Optometrics acquisitions

Maker of optical filters expands again, with an eye on laser and diffractive optics.

22 Dec 21
Rockley forced to call off Hengtong deal

Sale to Chinese joint-venture partner and key investor scuppered by new US Department of Commerce export restrictions.

21 Dec 21
Signify to acquire ams Osram’s horticultural lighting unit

Ex-Philips Lighting business will take control of Texas-based Fluence in a $272M deal.

20 Dec 21
Automotive LED market forecast to reach $3.51 billion in 2021

Market analyst TrendForce identifies ams-Osram, Nichia, and Lumileds as top three vendors by revenues.

15 Dec 21
Zeiss bounces back with record sales and profits

Optics giant posts best-ever annual financial figures as investment in R&D effort continues to pay dividends.

14 Dec 21
Mauna Kea changes plan as CEO departs

Optical biopsy firm will focus on pulmonology and molecular imaging as it bids to preserve cash.

09 Dec 21
LiDAR developer Blickfeld extends its Series A Funding to $31M

Investment supports Munich-based firm’s development of new products and expansion into US and Asia.

08 Dec 21
Teledyne Flir wins $15.7M US Defense contract for AR tech to reveal bio-chemical threats...

...while micro display developer Kopin gains $19.8M order for military thermal sighting systems.

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