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28 Aug 19
Laser-printing technique produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

Next-gen waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed with graphene elements, say its developers at RMIT, Melbourne.

28 Aug 19
Former Google engineer charged with theft of lidar trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski left Google’s Waymo division to set up self-driving startup subsequently acquired by Uber.

27 Aug 19
Raytheon sensor to fly on NASA satellite to monitor Earth's oceans

Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer being built under University of New Hampshire contract.

27 Aug 19
Osram shareholders to face takeover options

Sensor maker ams cleared to bring forward its €4.3 BN offer, but influential German union criticizes the potential deal.

27 Aug 19
Tibit completes $25M Series B funding

New investment in optical transceiver developer led by Intel Capital plus new backers Swisscom and AJU IB.

26 Aug 19
Quantel Medical acquires Optotek Medical

Culmination of longstanding collaboration between Lumibird subsidiary and Slovenian firm.

23 Aug 19
Raytheon invests in Texas electro-optics location

New 200,000 square-foot factory at site in McKinney will create 500 jobs.

21 Aug 19
Metamaterial devices market 'to exceed $10BN by 2030'

Antenna applications in 5G networks to dominate nascent market before sensing, including lidar, becomes significant.

21 Aug 19
Rheinmetall and MBDA to develop laser weapon for German Navy

Partners will construct and test a high-energy laser demonstrator for new “K130” corvette.

21 Aug 19
Fabrinet stock falls on slowdown fears

Huawei-related supply chain disruption and weaker industrial laser sector hit near-term outlook at photonics packager.

20 Aug 19
NASA backs photonics tech for small satellite development program

Optical communications for CubeSats and solar-sail propulsion projects each get $400,000 for nine-month study.

20 Aug 19
Vanderbilt’s Mahadevan-Jansen elected to SPIE presidential chain

To become Society’s President in 2022, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is leader in biomedical engineering and biophotonics.

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