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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.

20 Aug 19
Velodyne files patent complaints against Hesai and RoboSense

California firm claims that imported Chinese auto lidar systems violate US competition law.

20 Aug 19
Stemmer Imaging announces ‘strong’ Q4 and 2019 as expansion continues

Q4 sales up 14.7% thanks to strong project business; annual revenue up by 8.3% to €109 million.

19 Aug 19
Revolutionary optics take shape in Tucson

Giant components fabricated at the Caris Mirror Lab will take astronomy to the next level.

16 Aug 19
Researchers cut optical backscatter to boost data transmission

Process exploits interaction of light and sound waves to suppress the scattering by material defects.

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