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02 Oct 13
Biophotonic Solutions closes $1M funding round

Former Mobius Photonics CEO Kiyomi Monro is now heading up the developer of ultrafast laser pulse compression technology.

01 Oct 13
Qioptiq set for Excelitas sale

Optics group will switch from one private equity owner to another, as Candover continues its asset sell-off.

27 Sep 13
US Navy places $50M order with FLIR

Coast Guard and Navy agree five-year contract with the thermal imaging company.

25 Sep 13
Analyst: existing solar tech to miss 'SunShot' goal

Lux Research says that large corporations must partner with academia to innovate.

24 Sep 13
Head-mounted display market set to expand

A new report predicts strong growth over the next six years.

19 Sep 13
Michael Mertin appointed to German Government Commission

To advise Commission for Corporate Governance – based on his success with Jenoptik.

13 Sep 13
II-VI buys hard-up Oclaro’s GaAs laser diode business for $115m

II-VI also has 30-day option to buy Oclaro’s amplifier and micro-optics business for another $88m.

13 Sep 13
IR imaging market shifting from military to civilian

Military budget cuts and growing commercial markets drive change says analyst Yole Développement.

10 Sep 13
Utility pull drives US solar market to new high

California leads installations and First Solar remains the largest module provider.

09 Sep 13
Edinburgh Instruments appoints new CEO

Mark Vosloo joins from Oxford Instruments following Edinburgh’s buy-out earlier this year.

06 Sep 13
LightPath delivers first annual profit

Infrared and low-cost optics expected to accelerate the Florida company’s growth next year.

06 Sep 13
Finisar on target for billion-dollar sales

Optoelectronic component maker rises on record sales as data centers demand more optical technology.

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