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01 Aug 19
Block MEMS wins $3.5M DARPA laser detection contract

Objective of SIGMA+ is to protect cities against diverse chemical threats, expanding on earlier SIGMA’s nuclear focus.

01 Aug 19
VCSELs a rare bright spot as auto slump squeezes Osram

Lighting and photonics technology firm posts a net loss of €35M as quarterly revenues tumble.

31 Jul 19
AddSteel project developing new alloy powders for 3D printing

Commercial and research partners including Fraunhofer ILT working to enhance laser powder bed fusion materials and processes.

31 Jul 19
Coherent swings to loss amid trade tensions and fiber laser pressure

US laser firm consolidates fiber laser operations in Europe, and pivots away from cutting applications.

31 Jul 19
Scottish Enterprise awards £2.9M R&D grant to M Squared

Support will supplement Glasgow firm’s £7M quantum research program, creating 24 new jobs.

30 Jul 19
IPG outlook dimmed by 'escalating' trade conflict

Fiber laser giant says recovery in China has been reversed by geopolitical tensions, with Brexit complications only adding to the uncertainty.

30 Jul 19
Terahertz imager based on lasers that fit on microchip

Princeton develops frequency comb-based technology with promising applications in pharma discovery, medical diagnoses.

30 Jul 19
Cognex sales down as key markets slump

Simultaneous slowdown in automotive and consumer electronics sectors hits machine vision firm's financial results.

30 Jul 19
Light-controlled microcapsules promise strong gut reactions

Caltech project uses photoacoustic-guided and infrared-activated micromotors for drug delivery in the intestines.

29 Jul 19
FLIR continues acquisition spree with New England Optical Systems

Deal to buy Massachusetts-based infrared lens specialist revealed during latest earnings call.

28 Jul 19
Allied Vision and Antmicro agree image processing partnership

To provide joint offering for modular embedded vision and edge AI systems.

25 Jul 19
Aeolus 'back in business' after switch to back-up laser

Original ultraviolet laser on board wind-monitoring satellite suffered significant dip in energy levels laser month.

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