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23 Jul 24
Hesai boosted by Baidu robotaxi deal

Chinese firm set to provide thousands of its lidar sensors, in an exclusive deal said to be worth as much as $300M.

23 Jul 24
Eyewear giant to buy majority stake in OCT diagnostics pioneer Heidelberg

EssilorLuxottica set to acquire an 80% shareholding in Heidelberg Engineering.

22 Jul 24
AI-powered optical detection to thwart counterfeit chips

Researchers from Purdue University have developed a robust optical anticounterfeit method for semiconductor devices.

17 Jul 24
IR-MED receives funding for detection of diabetic foot ulcers

Grant from Israel Innovation Authority assists commercialization of spectrographic platform.

17 Jul 24
Sales and orders down at Trumpf

Preliminary figures indicate near-10% fall in order intake for second year in succession.

17 Jul 24
Geopolitical fears weigh on ASML

Stock price drops from all-time high on speculation of new restrictions to activity in China.

17 Jul 24
Texas A&M innovates cellphone-based Raman spectrometer…

…while Vanderbilt develops laser-based method for “liquid biopsies”.

17 Jul 24
Silicon photonics promises large-scale applications in quantum information

Centre for Nanosciences & Nanotech, France, Télécom Paris, and STMicro have “overcome previous limitations”.

16 Jul 24
Trumpf and SiMa.ai partner on industrial lasers featuring AI

Firms co-developing smart chips and software to improve welding, cutting and marking.

16 Jul 24
Halo wins $80M to scale laser process for silicon carbide substrates

Stanford spin-out says it can halve the cost of semiconductor wafers on which high-efficiency power electronics are made.

16 Jul 24
Optical computer installed at UK National Quantum Computing Centre

Infleqtion collaborates with NQCC on infrastructure for security, traffic management, and more.

16 Jul 24
UCL laser printing creates sensors inside chicken embryos

Two-photon process creates elastic spring structures responding to physical forces during growth.

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