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Applied Optics Center acquired by Optex

17 November 2014
Optical coatings and assemblies company, Applied Optics Center, has been acquired by Optex Systems Holdings, a manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for the US Department of Defence

UK doubles its funding for emerging technologies

News image11 November 2014
The UK's Technology Strategy Board, Innovate UK, has announced that over the next four years it will invest 50 million pounds in emerging technologies, doubling its past investment in early stage technologies

Singapore opens $100 million photonics research centre with ties to UK

News image3 November 2014
On 30 October, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore launched a 100 million dollar photonics research facility. The Photonics Institute consists of five centres in the fields of optics and photonics

Director of Fraunhofer ILT wins LIA award

31 October 2014

Radiant Zemax sells Zemax optical design software business

31 October 2014

Endurance tests show potential for EUV high volume manufacturing

29 October 2014

Photonics firms reach out to public during Day of Photonics

27 October 2014

Next-gen fibres from ORC made available to purchase

21 October 2014

Jenoptik revises revenue guidance due to weak market segments

21 October 2014

Small-sats to represent a significant market for photonics

17 October 2014

Optical technology experts join VDMA steering committee

14 October 2014

One million aspheres to be supplied to Chinese laser company

2 October 2014

UK scientists to build 23 million Euro spectrograph for VLT telescope

1 October 2014

Most powerful laser in the world to be fitted at European research facility

30 September 2014

Laser light source wins OSA optics award

22 September 2014

Photonic IC firm gains €340k to commercialise software

16 September 2014

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

15 September 2014

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

9 September 2014

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

8 September 2014

Intel's Silicon Photonics Group wins Engineering Prize

5 September 2014

Banknote security set to increase through new optical features

29 August 2014

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

27 August 2014

Global photonics sensors market to reach $15bn by 2019

20 August 2014

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