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03 May 23
Danish government blocks Hamamatsu acquisition of NKT Photonics

Deal valuing the company at €205M had been expected to complete in March.

03 May 23
Lithography-free photonic chip offers new model for faster processing

University of Pennsylvania approach promises accuracy and flexibility for AI applications

03 May 23
IPG sees impact of US incentives

Fiber laser giant says that customers are shifting investments to take advantage of IRA legislation.

02 May 23
CEA-Leti transfers its ‘record-breaking’ IR sensing technology to Lynred

New detectors can work at 130 K; with applications in defense, astronomy, and weather forecasting.

02 May 23
German group develops 3D printer that yields ‘giant’ steel parts

XXL3DDruck project makes ship gearbox parts – weighing up to 3 tons – with laser-arc welding.

02 May 23
Metalens startup Imagia raises $4.5M

Silicon Valley firm to aim flat, silicon-based optics at augmented reality applications as Gates Frontier provides seed funding.

28 Apr 23
European photonics warns: dependence on overseas markets must be cut

Photonics21 survey responses prompt call for European policy intervention.

27 Apr 23
European industry gathers at Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting

Get-together in Brussels considers market opportunities – and launches next Strategic Research Agenda.

27 Apr 23
IDEX grows optics offering with Iridian deal

$110M agreement to buy Canadian manufacturer of spectral filters and other optical components.

27 Apr 23
Dynamic speckle reveals details of heart vasculature

Paris-Saclay University technique could help identify organs suitable for transplantation.

26 Apr 23
Amazon-backed Ambient begins mass production of low-light solar cells

Startup has developed dye-sensitized solar cells designed to harvest indoor light for powering small electronic devices.

26 Apr 23
EPFL tests antibiotic resistance with simple optical platform

Conventional optics and smartphone camera could make health testing cheaper and faster.

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