Business news

Jenoptik sees strong metrology and defence revenue

21 May 2015
Photonics company Jenoptik has seen growth in metrology and defence sectors in its first quarter 2015 financial results. The Jenoptik Group generated revenue totalling 145.8 million euros, 6.4 per cent up on the prior year

Laser guide star installed on Very Large Telescope

News image21 May 2015
A laser system has been installed on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory, Chile

Voting open for International Year of Light Photo Contest

News image15 May 2015
Voting is now open for the People's Choice Award in the SPIE International Year of Light Photo Contest, organised as part of the United Nations' International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015)

Collaborative project to develop glass-on-roll for organic electronics

News image8 May 2015
Three technology companies, Schott, Tesa and Von Ardenne are collaborating on a new project for the development of ultra-thin glass on roll

Comment period opened for US export rule changes

5 May 2015
The US Department of Commerce has opened a 60-day comment period for the proposed changes to US Munitions List Category XII rules which govern International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

€3.35 million Horizon 2020 project launched for technologies to detect explosives

News image30 April 2015
A project to develop new technologies for the detection of explosives and hazardous chemicals has been set up with €3.35 million worth of funding

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

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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


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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


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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

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


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

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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

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First in safety

As Lasermet reaches 25 years old, Warren Clark explores the history of this leader in laser safety