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28 Jan 20
Lumibird postpones growth target on lidar delays

€150M annual turnover now expected by French photonics firm to be achieved in 2022, a year later than planned.

24 Jan 20
Trumpf Hüttinger acquires microwave tech firm HBH

With expansion of existing plasma excitation methods, Trumpf aims to target new areas of business based on microwave technology.

23 Jan 20
TDK Ventures invests in GaN laser developer SLD Laser

Third tranche of TDK Ventures investment confirmed from $50 million fund established in mid-2019.

22 Jan 20
ASML looks to future as focus falls on China-US tension

Lithography giant caught in geopolitical crossfire but busy preparing for an EUV-powered future.

22 Jan 20
UK-based scientists create bactericidal 3D-printed parts

Such laser-printed materials could halt spread of infections such as MRSA in hospitals.

22 Jan 20
OmniVision and Artilux collaborate on 3D infrared sensors

Adoption of germanium-on-silicon light absorption layer extends sensing range to 1550 nm for higher performance.

22 Jan 20
SPIE names 2020 Startup Challenge semi-finalists

Industry-focused pitching competition held during Photonics West to showcase 42 startups vying to win $85,000 in prizes and support.

21 Jan 20
TU Vienna boosts efficiency of THz generation

Improved conversion from mid-IR sources could lead to terahertz optics using table-top lasers.

21 Jan 20
Jenoptik halts sale process of mechatronic division Vincorion

Company board concluded that offers submitted “do not correspond to its business potential”.

21 Jan 20
Xanadu wins $4.4M investment for photonic quantum computing

Canadian firm says its "unique approach" will be more energy efficient than traditional electronics-based computing.

21 Jan 20
Latest European pilot line will focus on free-form micro-optics

CSEM-led 'PHABULOuS' consortium gets €15M to raise manufacturing readiness levels of free-form micro-optical components.

21 Jan 20
Quanergy shifts gears as CEO steps down

Former JDSU chief Kevin Kennedy becomes acting chief at the lidar company as co-founder Louay Eldada steps aside.

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