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03 March 2010

Around 200 exhibitors are expected at this year's Lasys trade fair, taking place in Stuttgart from 8-10 June and focusing on system solutions in laser material processing

18 January 2010

Phase-one goals for the large-scale CMOS photonics project, HELIOS, have been met or exceeded by the 19 partners involved, according to French organisation CEA-Leti, coordinator of the pan-European consortium

17 December 2009

The inaugural meeting of the Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics (SECPhO) has taken place in Terrassa, Spain on 16 December, with around 100 delegates and 30 companies exhibiting

07 December 2009

Fibre laser innovation is vital to the continuing success of the European materials processing industry, according to a collaborative project that has just received €16m in EU funding

30 October 2009

Coherent has acquired the North American operations of StockerYale in an asset purchase valued at $15m.

06 October 2009

After a recent report by the IoP and the EPSRC, Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the world-leading photonics research being undertaken by UK institutions, and asks how it might be more readily commercialised

08 September 2009

The Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the UK Displays and Lighting KTN have merged to create the Photonics and Plastic Electronics KTN, as of 1 September

07 August 2009

The first glimmers of hope that the photonics industry may be coming out of the worst of the recession were evident this week as some of the biggest companies in the industry posted their most recent financial results, as Tom Wilkie reports

06 July 2009

Exhibitor numbers were up, visitors were down (but not by as much as had been feared) and the mood was reasonably upbeat at this year's Laser World of Photonics, as Warren Clark reports

10 June 2009

Oclaro, recently formed through a merger between Bookham and Avanex, has signalled a refinement of its corporate strategy by way of an asset-swapping deal with Newport Corporation

08 May 2009

The IMEC has reported a plasmonic method of integrating high-speed CMOS electronics with nanophotonic circuitry, a difficult task because of the difference in the scales of the two circuits

23 April 2009

Laser welding, cutting and marking techniques used in the manufacture of medical instruments were the focus of Trumpf's Medical Technology Day, which took place on 22 April 2009 at its Luton, UK facility.