Business news

Chinese investment company buys LightPath shares

16 April 2014
LightPath Technologies has sold shares to Pudong Science and Technology, an investment vehicle. The sale means Pudong will own 19.9 per cent of LightPath's outstanding shares

Registration open for Invest in Photonics funding

16 April 2014
Registration is now open for SMEs seeking funding from Invest in Photonics, a two-day international business partnering convention focused exclusively on photonics venture capital investment

EU REACH and RoHS regulations limiting optics community, say industry experts

16 April 2014
Two European Union regulations, REACH and RoHS, are endangering the availability of raw materials for optical systems, according to leaders in the optics and photonics industry. The issue was among those discussed in executive briefings as part of the SPIE Photonics Europe

4D launch microscopy competition

News image16 April 2014
4D Technology has announced the inaugural BioCam QPM Research Awards Contest, created to spur biologically important applications of Quantitative Phase Microscopy (QPM) technology

Finalists for AKL laser materials processing prize announced

16 April 2014
A femtosecond laser printer, a method for topographical measurements in laser materials processing, and laser fired contact technology for fabricating silicon solar cells are the three finalists of this year's Innovation Award Laser Technology

Laser Support Services to open photonics retail unit

16 April 2014
In May, Laser Support Services will be opening a retail unit on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire

Distributors news

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

Photonic Solutions to distribute Menlo products

13 June 2013
Photonic Solutions has announced that it will be distributing and supporting all products on behalf of Menlo Systems throughout the UK and Ireland

Business Features

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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

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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

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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

Electro Optics coverKeeping safe

Safety specialist Laservision's history starts almost 40 years ago, as Warren Clark discovers

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While its products are getting smaller, Avantes is growing as a company, as Warren Clark discovers