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26 Oct 21
German project develops electric-assisted truck with integrated solar power panels

Fraunhofer institutes equip 18 ton truck with a 3.5 kW peak PV system; now undergoing test drives on Freiburg streets.

26 Oct 21
Orders and profits up sharply at Trumpf

Unexpectedly high level of orders at laser firm tempered by uncertainty over chip shortages and inflation.

25 Oct 21
IPG Photonics announces death of its founder Valentin Gapontsev

Dr. Gapontsev was “unique combination of scientist, entrepreneur and leader,” says industrial fiber laser giant.

25 Oct 21
US DoE greenlights petawatt laser facility at SLAC, Stanford

High-power lasers to work with lab’s X-ray laser to boost understanding of matter.

21 Oct 21
Micro projector developer TriLite raises €8M to boost ARVR glasses aims

Austrian developer of laser projection display technology targeting end market for “smart” glasses.

21 Oct 21
SWIR Vision Systems raises $5M to grow quantum-dot camera business

North Carolina firm looking to target industrial imaging, automotive, and consumer electronics sectors.

21 Oct 21
Rice University 3D-prints nanostructures of glass, crystal for photonics

Two-photon polymerization used to create structures of just a few hundred nanometers in size.

21 Oct 21
Imec and miDiagnostics set to commercialize Covid breathalyser

A licensing agreement is intended to bring laser-based PCR test to market.

20 Oct 21
EUV boom powers record results at ASML

Lithography giant has also agreed to sell parts of its Berliner Glas subsidiary to Jenoptik.

20 Oct 21
New silicon Si22 allotrope promises ‘excellent’ PV performance...

...while NREL-Mines innovation using electron paramagnetic resonance cuts degradation of silicon solar panels.

20 Oct 21
Porotech develops ‘world’s first’ native red InGaN microdisplay

Cambridge University spinoff says breakthrough will help accelerate the commercialization of AR glasses.

19 Oct 21
Hamamatsu backs Albuquerque startup working on optical DNA sequencing

Armonica Technologies closes $2M round of financing to support feasibility demonstration of novel equipment.

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