Business news

Technobis wins EPIC Phoenix Award for entrepreneurship

News image10 April 2015
Pim Kat, the CEO and founder of Technobis, which supplies high-tech instruments, has been presented with the EPIC Phoenix Award 2015

Jenoptik's Lasers and Optical Systems segment helps stabilise finances

26 March 2015
Jenoptik's Lasers and Optical Systems segment has helped stabilise the company's finances in what proved to be a difficult financial year in 2014

St Andrews University and M Squared Lasers sign Biophotonics License Agreement

News image26 March 2015
A Biophotonics Licence Agreement has been established between the University of St Andrews in Scotland and laser and photonics company, M Squared Lasers, with an aim to develop a number of new technologies to detect and treat conditions such as Cancer and Alzheimer's

Lambda Research collaborates with Luxexcel to provide 3D printed plastic optics

News image19 March 2015
Lambda Research, a designer of illuminationa and optical design software, has teamed up with Luxexcel in order to provide customised 3D printed plastic optics

Large Hadron Collider set to double its power in May

News image17 March 2015
CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, has announced that the world's most powerful particle accelerator is about to start up again and enter into a second phase of collisions in May

Inventors of two-photon microscopy win European neuroscience award

News image17 March 2015
A 1 million Euro European neuroscience research prize has been awarded to the inventors of two-photon microscopy, a technique which has transformed the way the brain is studied

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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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