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08 Sep 20
Cautious Ciena outlook drags on photonics stocks

Optical networking systems company says it has started to see a Covid-related slowdown in spending.

03 Sep 20
Lidar market expectations lowered on dramatic price falls

New prediction from analysts at Yole Développement suggests $3.8BN market by 2025 - much lower than its earlier estimates.

02 Sep 20
Wavefront Dynamics wins backing for ophthalmology diagnostics

Finisar co-founder Frank Levinson among early backers in Albuquerque startup's planned $3M series A round.

01 Sep 20
Neophotonics warns on impact of new US restrictions on Huawei

Chinese communications equipment giant accounts for nearly half the sales of the US company.

25 Aug 20
Luminar to list on Nasdaq via investor merger

Developer of automotive lidar hardware and software expects $1 billion order backlog by the end of the year.

19 Aug 20
Fabrinet sees upside in automotive lidar and silicon photonics

Optical packaging firm reports solid growth in telecom applications but industrial laser business continues to shrink.

17 Aug 20
II-VI shrugs off Covid impact as sales and bookings surge

Sales of photonics components for datacom, telecom, and 3D sensing grow fast as the digital transformation accelerates.

12 Aug 20
Lumentum to double InP laser capacity

Photonic component maker recovers from Covid-related constraints; reports strong demand across its communications portfolio.

10 Aug 20
Thermal camera demand spurs FLIR sales and bookings

Orders for equipment used to screen people for elevated skin temperature remain at high levels.

07 Aug 20
Jenoptik’s revenues drop by 12% in first half of 2020

Light & Production division business slumps due to pandemic; but some positive demand from semiconductor industry and public sector.

07 Aug 20
Lasea Group purchases majority of the shares of Optec

Combined group to offer lasers for medical, electronics, academic and luxury goods markets.

06 Aug 20
China rebound boosts nLight sales

Build-out of 5G networks and related handsets helps fiber and semiconductor laser firm to post highest-ever quarterly revenues.

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