Business news

Rofin's shareholder releases letter in ongoing dispute

4 February 2016
The dispute between Rofin-Sinar Technologies and its shareholder Silver Arrow Capital Advisors continues. Silver arrow has responded to a letter Rofin released in January, in which it rejected two of three members that Silver Arrow wanted to add to Rofin's board of directors

Closing ceremonies mark end of International Year of Light

News image4 February 2016
The United Nations-proclaimed International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015) will be brought to an official close with a ceremony to be held in Mérida, Mexico 4-6 February 2016

Dilas and m2k-Laser combine

25 January 2016
Rofin has announced the merger of two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dilas (Mainz, Germany) and m2k-Laser (Freiburg, Germany). The combined unit will be headquartered in Mainz and operated under the Dilas brand

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

Silicon photonics platforms reach maturity in PLAT4M project

20 November 2015

Hamamatsu grows 8 per cent; Newport and Rofin sales static

20 November 2015

Resonetics acquires Mound Laser for medical device machining tech

11 November 2015

Diamond optics released for high-power laser processing

5 November 2015

GSI Group acquires Lincoln Laser for $11 million

5 November 2015

Ikea test lab installs goniophotometer as retailer bases lighting range on LEDs

4 November 2015

Rofin responds to critical open letter to shareholders

20 October 2015

Contract signed for €152,000 ELI attosecond light source

19 October 2015

Harvard University spin-off markets cheaper super-resolution technology

19 October 2015

Edmund Optics presents 2015 Educational Award

19 October 2015

Infrared components drive 45% growth in LightPath revenues

8 October 2015

Manx Precision Optics partners with International Space University to 3D print parts in space

7 October 2015

Laser technology helps to keep London's cyclists safer

18 September 2015

Brain researcher wins Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

14 September 2015

Quantel receives €20 million to supply preamplifiers for Laser Mégajoule

9 September 2015

'Photonics Ireland' National Technology Platform launched

8 September 2015

Thorlabs acquires Vytran from NKT Photonics

26 August 2015

World's largest microscope established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium

24 August 2015

Fisba appoints Markus Hersche as CEO

24 August 2015

Public to monitor air pollution using mobile phones for Europe-wide photonics project

20 August 2015

Glasses that block facial recognition software to be sold in Japan in 2016

11 August 2015