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05 Mar 21
Lynred invests €2.8M to develop infrared detectors

Under strategic “Made in France” industry program backed by French Government.

04 Mar 21
Quidel gains Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 test

QuickVue At-Home test works using fluorescence and optics system; provides results in ten minutes.

04 Mar 21
Lumibird to acquire Saab’s €10 million laser rangefinder business...

...while Active Silicon is acquired by fellow UK company Solid State for £6.3 million.

04 Mar 21
Renishaw for sale after founders offer up majority stake

UK-based metrology company provides a variety of optical encoders, spectroscopy tools, and additive manufacturing equipment.

03 Mar 21
ams invests in new imaging center of excellence in Rochester, NY...

... and partners with ArcSoft on novel 3D sensing ToF technology for Android mobile devices.

03 Mar 21
SPIE and Photonics Media Prism Awards honor photonics innovation

The show must go on: annual prize-giving event for groundbreaking technologies and products takes place online.

03 Mar 21
Cascade laser backed for real-time nitrogen sensing in wastewater

$750k funding to develop infrared sensor for pollutants including nitrates and ammonia; similar detectors for E. coli may follow.

03 Mar 21
Zeiss BlueGuard offers improved blue light protection

Blocking potentially damaging wavelengths improves health and concentration.

02 Mar 21
Hamamatsu launches laser thermal processor for quenching

Processing system combines direct diode laser with a six-axis robotic arm, allowing high degree of freedom.

02 Mar 21
Velodyne founder claims ‘boardroom ambush’

David Hall says dismissal of both him and wife Marta from lead roles suggests “internal power grab” at the lidar company.

02 Mar 21
II-VI to double manufacturing capacity of optical filters

For applications in PCR Covid-19 test instrumentation and 5G optical access, firm to invest over five-year period.

02 Mar 21
Low-cost methane sensor offers accurate monitoring of greenhouse gas

Princeton platform detects methane concentrations as low as 0.1 parts per million.

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