Business news

German optics industry sees sales reach €31 billion

23 June 2016
The German optics industry saw a 7.1 per cent increase in sales in 2015, totalling €31 billion, Dr Wenko Süptitz, director of the Alliance for Photonics of the German Spectaris Industry Association, announced during the opening of the 13th Optatec trade fair

CLEO 2016 closes with strong attendance

17 June 2016
The 2016 Cleo Conference and Exposition came to a close on 10 June with 4,600 attendees, 210 exhibitors and more than 2,100 presentations from around the world

Rofin's proposed merger with Coherent negatively affects financials

11 May 2016
Rofin's net sales fell by 10 per cent in its second quarter of fiscal year 2015, it was reported in the company's latest financial results

IPG to acquire Menara Networks to expand telecom offerings

10 May 2016

Australia's first nanoscience research facility opens, boosting quantum research

5 May 2016

European and Singapore photonics consortiums partner

3 May 2016

Global photonic sensors market set to reach $18 Billion by 2021

25 April 2016

Raylase wins EPIC Phoenix Award for photonics entrepreneurship

22 April 2016

UK photonics companies recognised with Queen's Awards

21 April 2016

Navitar acquires Hyperion Development/AMF Optics

13 April 2016

Digitisation 'big opportunity' for photonics, says European Commission's Burgess

8 April 2016

NKT Photonics buys Fianium for £21m, forming supercontinuum powerhouse

1 April 2016

MKS Instruments set to acquire Newport

23 March 2016

OLED market to be worth $1.5bn by 2012, although future 'uncertain'

22 March 2016

Coherent acquires Rofin on eve of Rofin's shareholder meeting

18 March 2016

FP7 funding produced world-leading research, EC report finds

8 March 2016

OCT imaging tech on show at Bios

24 February 2016

Rofin dispute with investor continues

24 February 2016

BRAIN initiative update highlights role of industry

23 February 2016

Prism Awards recognise photonic innovation

23 February 2016

Nanoscale imager for drug development wins SPIE Startup Challenge

22 February 2016

Rofin's shareholder releases letter in ongoing dispute

4 February 2016

Closing ceremonies mark end of International Year of Light

4 February 2016

Dilas and m2k-Laser combine

25 January 2016

Ciena purchases TeraXion photonic components assets for €32m

19 January 2016

Ireland's scientific community gains €28m investment

19 January 2016

Semi-finalists announced for Photonics West Startup Challenge

13 January 2016

£10 million laser delivered to Prague laser facility

7 January 2016

Rofin releases open letter in ongoing row with shareholder

6 January 2016

Scanlab acquires Next Scan Technology

16 December 2015

EPIC appoints Dr Jose Pozo as director of technology and innovation

8 December 2015

Hübner acquires Cobolt to expand its test and measurement markets

8 December 2015

Optogenetics researchers win Breakthrough Prize

20 November 2015