Business news

Global photonics sensors market to reach $15m by 2019

20 August 2014
Over the next five years, the worldwide photonics sensors and detectors market is set for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8 per cent, reaching $15.2 million by 2019, according to a new market research report

Glyndwr scientists exceed polishing specifications for E-ELT telescope mirror

News image20 August 2014
Scientists from Glyndŵr University have managed to polish a mirror segment for the European Extremely Large Telescope down to just 7.5nm, a first with computer-operated machinery

Jenoptik sees strong growth in lasers and optical systems

13 August 2014
The Jenoptik Group's first half-year financial results revealed that its revenue remained steady from 2013. Although income fell in other market sectors, the Lasers and Optical System segment saw significant growth

Partnership between Google and Novartis to create 'smart' contact lenses

11 August 2014
'Smart' contact lenses that are capable of monitoring glucose levels in Diabetes sufferers, and of restoring the natural autofocus in people who wear glasses, could soon become a reality thanks to a partnership between Google and Novartis

Microelectronics and industrial manufacturing markets drive increases in sales for Newport

1 August 2014
A higher demand in the microelectronics and industrial manufacturing markets, and an increase in scientific research drove increases in sales reported in Newport's second quarter financial report

Newport acquires fibre laser developer V-Gen

29 July 2014
Spectra Physics, a Newport company, has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen during the third quarter of the fiscal year. Based in Tel-Aviv, Israel, V-Gen develops and manufactures pulsed fibre lasers

Distributors news

Power Technology becomes QSI laser diode distributor

9 June 2014
Power Technology is now a North American distributor of laser diode manufacturer Quantum Semiconductor International

Headwall appoints Diessechem as distributor for Italy

4 November 2013
Headwall has announced a new distributor partnership with Diessechem, with offices in Milan, Italy

HollyWinx Optics appointed as REO distributor in China

10 October 2013
REO has appointed HollyWinx Optics as its exclusive representative in China.

Headwall appoints Australian distributor

20 September 2013
Headwall has appointed Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS) as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand

AceXon to distribute LightPath

16 August 2013
LightPath Technologies, a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of optical components and high-level assemblies, has signed a distribution agreement with AceXon Technologies

Phihong and Oree partnership in planar LEDs

12 August 2013
Phihong Technologies of Taiwan and Oree Illumination Solutions in Israel have formed a global partnership for the development and marketing of planar LED lighting systems

Business Features

Electro Optics coverOptatec

Action taken against REACH and RoHS regulations at Optatec


Electro Optics coverMade to measure

The rise and rise of LED technology – and the associated testing – has led to exciting times for photonics company Pro-Lite Technology, as Tim Gillett discovers

Electro Optics coverSound medical judgement

Photoacoustic imaging is on the threshold of clinical adoption. Jessica Rowbury explores the current progress and looks at what is needed if the technology is to be applied within medicine

Electro Optics coverBranding the beam

Tim Gillett traces the 25-year history of Duma Optronics, from its origins as an OEM innovator to its ambitions to become a self-branded market leader

Electro Optics coverReaching for the stars

The first optical components for the European Extremely Large Telescope have been approved by the European Southern Observatory. Jessica Rowbury finds out that developing the technology to make the mirror segments will ultimately strengthen the European optics industry

Electro Optics coverWorld in motion

Aerotech's motion control products have been used throughout photonics for more than 40 years, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverPhotonics drives innovation

Rob Coppinger reflects on an ebullient show where the revitalisation of the photonics sector was so strong it could be tasted

Electro Optics coverTwo decades of good service

More than 20 years after helping its first customer - The University of Southampton's Department of Physics - Laser Support Services is still going strong, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverReaching maturity

Cobolt has developed from a start-up to an established company with mature products, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverThe finest in filters

Spectrogon has been leading the way in optical filters and associated products for decades, as warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverLeaders in lasers

For 40 years, JK Lasers has been developing industrial lasers around the world, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverPositive outlook

The rebranding exercise for Acal BFi is almost complete, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverFocus on growth

Trioptics has grown rapidly in the past three years, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverDesign for light

Optical design software specialisr Lambda Research is 20 years old, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverDiamond lights

Element Six provides synthetic diamond for use in the photonics industry, as Warren Clark discovers