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04 Aug 20
Trumpf and Fraunhofer IPA working to ramp up AI for industry

Goal of new partnership is to develop AI solutions for connected sheet-metal manufacturing.

04 Aug 20
China demand helps offset Covid-19 impact at IPG Photonics

Fiber laser firm reports better-than-expected quarterly financial results but near-term outlook remains uncertain.

04 Aug 20
Cochlear implant uses LEDs to tackle hearing loss

University of Göttingen device points towards more efficient treatments.

03 Aug 20
Agricultural solar panel developer Insolight raises CHF 5M

EPFL spin-off backed by Swiss investors – on top of a CHF 10 M EU grant from HIPERION consortium.

30 Jul 20
Covid-19 update: 30 July 2020

A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

30 Jul 20
Cognex swings to rare loss on Covid-19 impact

But the machine vision company will pay out another $10M shareholder dividend and expects revenues to bounce back in the current quarter.

29 Jul 20
U.S. DoE launches Blueprint for Quantum Internet at University of Chicago

National effort to develop quantum networks and “new era of communications”.

29 Jul 20
University of Rochester finds new route to ultrashort laser pulses

Novel soliton platform generates shortest pulse to date from a gain-free fiber source.

29 Jul 20
UK team targets UAVs and 5G with organic and perovskite solar

Swansea-led collaboration aiming to extend the reach and application of photovoltaics beyond the provision of stationary energy.

28 Jul 20
SPIE and University of Glasgow announce $1 M quantum photonics program

The SPIE Early Career Researcher Accelerator Fund in Quantum Photonics will support collaborative early-career research.

28 Jul 20
Lumibird seeks medical recovery as like-for-like sales fall 17%

French firm hopes that expanding medical laser business will help it bounce back from the impact of the pandemic.

28 Jul 20
Orders down at Trumpf as Covid-19 'catalyzes' automotive slump

Laser giant also posts 8% decline in sales in preliminary results for latest financial year.

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