Business news

Rofin appoints Thomas Merk as CEO

30 June 2015
Thomas Merk has been appointed CEO of laser manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies. Merk succeeds Günther Braun as president and CEO of the company

Nobel laureates draw crowds at Laser Munich

News image29 June 2015
Imaging speed is more important than resolution in the majority of cellular investigations, Dr Eric Betzig has said during a presentation made at the World of Photonics Congress in Munich on 21 June

Trumpf invests €70m in EUV facility and showcases tech at Laser Munich

29 June 2015
Trumpf has invested €70 million in a new facility to house its laser technology for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography

Industry 4.0 10 years away, photonics executives told at Laser World of Photonics

News image26 June 2015
The German concept of Industry 4.0 still remains 10 years away, according to Professor Detlef Zühlke of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, speaking at Laser World of Photonics in Munich

3D imaging microscope wins start-up award at Laser World of Photonics

News image25 June 2015
A microscope for 3D cellular imaging has won a photonics start-up award at Laser World of Photonics in Munich

German companies missing out on Asian funding, report states

25 June 2015
A new photonics market study from Euro Asia Consulting (EAC) has found that German companies are missing opportunities to participate in funding programmes in China, Japan and South Korea

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 coverFlourishing with fibre

SPI Lasers has emerged from troubled beginnings in telecoms to become a major player in fibre lasers, as Warren Clark discovers

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Warren Clark follows the story of Opco Laboratory, a specialist US optics company looking for international growth

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Warren Clark charts the intriguing and long history of Gooch and Housego, which dates back more than 60 years

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Cambridge Technology has evolved from a galvo company to a total scanning solution company, as Warren clark discovers

Electro Optics coverA smooth upward curve

Warren Clark tracks the history of interferometry specialist 4D Technology


Electro Optics coverBucking the trend

Florida-based StellarNet has continued to grow its business, even through the economic crisis, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverThe entrepreneurial spirit

Warren Clark explores the history of UK distributor Pro-Lite Technology


Electro Optics coverThe value of exhibitions

Organiser of the Photonex exhibition in the UK Laurence Devereux comments on the increasing value of national exhibitions in the face of the plethora of information available on the internet and changing buying habits

Electro Optics coverInroads into Asia

Finding a distributor for photonic products in Asia can be tough, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverSpectral advances

Warren Clark maps the history of Ocean Optics, a company leading the field in portable spectroscopy and more

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Light technologies to drive industrial Europe, says Photonics21 president

Following the Photonics21 annual meeting in Brussels at the end of May, Michael Mertin, the president of Photonics21 and CEO of Jenoptik, sets out the role for photonics in growing Europe's economy

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Global players

Hamamatsu Photonics has grown to be one of the industry's largest companies, as Warren Clark discovers

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Nurturing a niche

Warren Clark discovers how EOPC has grown its business by servicing a very specific market well

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Playing the parts

Laser SOS has cornered the market in laser refurbishment and repairs, as Warren Clark discovers

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The colour of invention

Oxxius has established itself as a leading player in DPSS lasers for multiple wavelengths, as Warren Clark discovers