Business news

Optogenetics researchers win Breakthrough Prize

20 November 2015
Edward Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Karl Deisseroth at Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute have both been awarded a Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for work on optogenetics

Silicon photonics platforms reach maturity in PLAT4M project

20 November 2015
Three silicon photonics platforms have been built by CEA-Leti, Imec and STMicroelectronics as part of the €10.2 million European FP7 project PLAT4M

Hamamatsu grows 8 per cent; Newport and Rofin sales static

20 November 2015
Hamamatsu Photonics has reported net sales up by 7.7 per cent at the close of its 2015 fiscal year, while Newport and Rofin both post static net sales

Resonetics acquires Mound Laser for medical device machining tech

11 November 2015
Resonetics has bought Mound Laser and Photonics Center Inc to expand its laser solutions for medical device manufacture

Diamond optics released for high-power laser processing

5 November 2015
Element Six has released a diamond optics range with more than 10 times higher damage threshold for high power CO2 laser applications

GSI Group acquires Lincoln Laser for $11 million

5 November 2015
GSI Group, a global supplier of laser, precision motion, and vision technologies, has announced that it will acquire Lincoln Laser Company for $11 million in cash

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

Electro Optics coverOne-stop for optics

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

Electro Optics coverPolished to perfection

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

Electro Optics coverLeaders in galvo

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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Asian shift in policies to impact photonics

A study initiated by the VDMA has analysed 'political steering processes in Asia aimed at the photonics industry' - with an alarming outcome. Annika Loffler of the VDMA Photonics Forum assesses the implications of the findings

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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