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02 Jun 21
Jenoptik plans to expand its optics manufacturing capacities in Dresden

Following rising demand from semiconductor sector, photonics group acquires new a property and will invest in cleanroom fab.

02 Jun 21
Photosynthesis within the brain offers route to stroke recovery

Huazhong University project applies near-IR to nanoparticles and algae for oxygen generation.

02 Jun 21
ETH Zurich develops new route to deep brain imaging

Diffuse optical localization imaging allows microangiography without invasive surgery.

01 Jun 21
‘Light-shrinking’ layer converts regular microscope to super resolution imager

UC San Diego’s method coats microscope slide with metamaterial composed of fine layers of silver and silica.

27 May 21
Xanadu closes $100M funding to develop ‘fault-tolerant’ photonic quantum computer

Investment to drive Canadian startup’s progress toward a quantum computing module to reach one million physical qubits.

27 May 21
SiLC eyes lidar sensor ramp following $17M funding round

US startup says its FMCW imaging chip will enable machines, robots, and cars to see ‘like humans’.

26 May 21
iXblue expands into optical components and quantum sensing

French high-tech firm acquires compatriots Kylia and Muquans as it looks to build its profile in the photonics sector.

25 May 21
WaveOptics snapped up in $500M deal

UK-based maker of augmented reality waveguides based on diffraction gratings to become part of Snap Inc., the software firm behind popular Snapchat app.

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