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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

Free-electron laser facility gains UK funding for serial femtosecond crystallography system

27 August 2014
Funding from three UK institutes is to help construct a serial femtosecond crystallography system, which will form part of the instrumentation at the European XFEL, a high brilliance X-ray source planned for completion in 2017

Global photonics sensors market to reach $15m by 2019

20 August 2014
Over the next five years, the worldwide photonics sensors and detectors market is set for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8 per cent, reaching $15.2 million by 2019, according to a new market research report

Glyndwr scientists exceed polishing specifications for E-ELT telescope mirror

20 August 2014

Jenoptik sees strong growth in lasers and optical systems

13 August 2014

Partnership between Google and Novartis to create 'smart' contact lenses

11 August 2014

Microelectronics and industrial manufacturing markets drive increases in sales for Newport

1 August 2014

Newport acquires fibre laser developer V-Gen

29 July 2014

OSA launches new journal for optics and photonics research

25 July 2014

First photonics technology report on automotive industry

24 July 2014

Laser Components expands pyro detector range with acquisition of Microwatt

17 July 2014

EPIC calls for entries for photonics entrepreneurship award

15 July 2014

£1.5 million grant for St Andrews University to advance photonics research

14 July 2014

G&H named recipient of Innovation Award from the IOP

9 July 2014

Amplitude acquires Continuum Lasers

4 July 2014

Ophir-Spiricon wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards

25 June 2014

Imec joins Graphene Flagship to develop graphene optoelectronic devices

23 June 2014

Terahertz work wins student paper competition at CLEO

11 June 2014

Feedback for US government call needed to support photonics-based manufacturing

9 June 2014

Hamamatsu opens new facility for mass production of MOEMS devices

5 June 2014

Moon-Earth laser communication uplink to be discussed at CLEO

23 May 2014

Distl steps down from Instrument Systems

22 May 2014

Edmund Optics' 2014 Education Award announced

21 May 2014

Zecotek seeks patent for crystal manufacturing process

14 May 2014

Photonics roadmap projects awarded $1m grants to boost US manufacturing

13 May 2014

Materials processing and Asia market two strong growth areas for laser firms

13 May 2014

Trumpf agrees on joint venture for 3D printing

8 May 2014

Truesense Imaging acquired by ON Semiconductor

2 May 2014

LightPath Technologies signs contract to supply optics for Renishaw

30 April 2014

Device that screens sealed liquids in airports up for UK engineering award

29 April 2014

EU-funded project for NIR diagnostic device wins at Photonics Europe

29 April 2014

Intermolecular extends LED collaboration with Epistar

28 April 2014

Biophotonics workshop to shed light on diagnostic techniques

24 April 2014