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14 Oct 20
Trumpf expecting further sales decline next year

Industrial laser and machine tool firm boosted by strong demand in EUV tools as business drops sharply elsewhere.

14 Oct 20
ASML on course for record year despite Intel drag

Lithography leader set to sell slightly fewer EUV tools than expected this year, but sees more growth in 2021.

13 Oct 20
Investor Baidu agrees lidar purchases with Velodyne

Three-year sales agreement for the Chinese tech giant’s ‘Apollo’ development program in autonomous vehicles.

09 Oct 20
MicroLED display developer Aledia gains €80M of scheduled €120M funding

French firm closes first of 3 tranches in Series D investment for product and facility development near Grenoble.

06 Oct 20
Excelitas acquires Silicon Power's SolidTRON range

To expand defense and aerospace offering with solid-state discrete firing switches.

05 Oct 20
Sintavia acquires two further M400-4 Printers from EOS

Acquisition brings company’s total number of industrial metal printers to twenty-one; more planned for next two years.

30 Sep 20
Cognoptix looks forward with new advisory board and $2.6M angel funding

Developer of laser fluorescence technique for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis eyes pivotal trial in 2021.

29 Sep 20
EnPro snaps up coatings specialist Alluxa

$255 million deal sees Santa Rosa maker of optical filters become part of the much larger materials group.

17 Sep 20
Omega Optical acquired by Artemis Capital Partners

Vermont-based manufacturer of optical filters and coatings for spectroscopy is going for growth.

09 Sep 20
PhotoniCare gains $7M funding to expand its ear imaging technology

2018 SPIE Startup Challenge Winner gets $5.2M series A round, including backing from Sony, plus $2.1 M SBIR grant from US NIH.

09 Sep 20
Ouster lands $42M in venture round as Aeva and ZF aim for mass production

San Francisco lidar firm says sales and bookings are up sharply following January launch of 128-beam products.

09 Sep 20
IQE reports rise in photonics sales on strong laser demand

Epiwafer foundry delivers record first-half revenues and now expects to post full-year growth of nearly 20%.

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