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12 Jul 21
LED now dominant light source in automotive lighting, says Strategy Analytics

Value demand for LEDs in sector will almost triple from 2020 to $3.9 billion by 2024.

12 Jul 21
Omega Optical Holdings announces acquisition of Spectral Systems

Spectral manufactures optical coatings for defense and diverse industrial sectors.

07 Jul 21
Renishaw backtracks on planned sale as offers ‘do not meet objectives’

Metrology equipment firm's co-founders say that they will not now sell their shareholdings “for the foreseeable future”.

06 Jul 21
Smart Photonics 'shifts gears' with new loan and updated design kit

Photonic integrated circuit platform now includes faster modulators and widely tunable lasers.

02 Jul 21
MKS Instruments to acquire chemicals firm Atotech

$5.1 billion cash and stock deal will unite capabilities in lasers, optics, and process chemistry “to enable advanced electronics”.

29 Jun 21
Medical imaging firm Indago wins $10M funding and becomes Lazurite

Company develops ArthroFree wireless camera system, a minimally-invasive platform for the operating theater.

29 Jun 21
Excelitas Technologies to acquire CMOS camera specialist PCO

Deal will expand Excelitas's photonics portfolio with scientific CMOS camera technologies and know-how.

25 Jun 21
Schunk Group acquires ‘majority stake’ in Pulsar Photonics

Fraunhofer ILT spin-off Pulsar is involved in micromachining based on ultra-short-pulse laser technology.

24 Jun 21
Seurat raises $41M to develop its Area Printing laser metal additive tech

Series B funding round from Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund follows $13.5 M financing led by True Ventures in 2018.

23 Jun 21
Quanergy to become latest lidar SPAC with $278M NYSE listing

California company touts optical phased array technology as game-changer for nascent autonomous vehicle market.

23 Jun 21
German photonics sector confident of post-pandemic boom

SPECTARIS industry group expecting a 14% increase in sales by German photonics companies this year.

22 Jun 21
Hydrosat eyes global infrared coverage with funding boost

$5M round supports plan for a 16-satellite constellation providing global thermal and multispectral coverage on a daily basis.

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