Business news

Photonic IC firm gains €340k to commercialise software

16 September 2014
Belgian firm, Luceda Photonics, has received €340,000 to commercialise its photonics integrated circuit design software

CEOs of ModuLight and Avantes join EPIC's board of directors

News image15 September 2014
The European Photonics Industry Consortium's (EPIC) board of directors has gained two new members − Dr Petteri Uusimaa, CEO of Modulight, and Benno Oderkerk, CEO of Avantes

Global photonics market worth more than 150 billion dollars, according to SPIE market report

News image9 September 2014
The global photonics market is worth more than $150 billion, according to market research carried out by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics

Laser Quantum to penetrate ultrafast market with acquisition of Venteon Laser Technologies

8 September 2014
UK laser manufacturer Laser Quantum has acquired German company Venteon Laser Technologies, a specialist in ultra-short-pulse femtosecond lasers, oscillators, amplifiers and characterisation equipment

Intel's Silicon Photonics Group wins Engineering Prize

News image5 September 2014
The Intel Silicon Photonics Solutions Group, part of Intel Corporation, has been announced as the winner of the Optical Society's (OSA) Paul F Foreman Team Engineering Excellence Award

Banknote security set to increase through new optical features

News image29 August 2014
Nanotech Security has announced that it will acquire Fortress Optical Features, a producer of optical thin-films (OTF) that are used as security threads in the banknotes of several currencies, for up to $17.5 million

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 coverOptatec

Action taken against REACH and RoHS regulations at Optatec


Electro Optics coverMade to measure

The rise and rise of LED technology – and the associated testing – has led to exciting times for photonics company Pro-Lite Technology, as Tim Gillett discovers

Electro Optics coverSound medical judgement

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

Electro Optics coverReaching maturity

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

Electro Optics coverLeaders in lasers

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