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II-VI to acquire Coherent after bidding war with Lumentum and MKS Instruments

25 March 2021

Coherent has today decided to accept II-VI's offer and will pay Lumentum the $217.6 million termination fee

Flexible solar film rolled out in Africa and India

23 March 2021

The solar film is low-cost, light, easy to install and can be used off-grid

Six images at relevant wavelengths to differentiate tumour cells. Credit: CEA-Leti

CEA-Leti's spectral imaging tech spots 94% of cancer cells

23 March 2021

The label-free technology could eliminate sample preparation and therefore lead to greater automation in diagnostics

ASML uses light to print tiny patterns onto silicon during the mass production of semiconductor chips. credit: ASML

Harriot-Watt University and ASML partner on light sources for lithography

22 March 2021

Heriot-Watt University and ASML are partnering to develop new optical metrology light sources for chip manufacturing

Rockley Photonics combines with SC Health Corp, becomes $1.2bn publicly trade company

22 March 2021

The merger will accelerate the commercial launch of Rockley’s ‘clinic-on-the-wrist’ sensing technology

Lumentum and II-VI up bids to acquire Coherent

22 March 2021

On 18 March, Coherent confirmed receipt of a revised acquisition proposal from II-VI. Lumentum now has until the end of the day to make a revised offer.

French photonics industry grows six times faster than manufacturing sector

09 March 2021

Photonics companies in France have grown by 40 per cent in the last five years, six times faster than the manufacturing sector

Laser World of Photonics postponed until Spring 2022

16 February 2021

The coinciding conference, World of Photonics Congress, will be held in a digital format on the original dates of 20–24 June

Z-Laser bought by Boston-based private equity firm

15 February 2021

The manufacturer of laser sources and laser projectors will serve as the core and initial asset in Union Park’s newly-created holding company, Exaktera

Rockley Photonics raises further $65m for growth acceleration

15 February 2021

The company has raised more than $290m of financing to date to develop its silicon photonics platform

Spectrecology acquired by Salvo Technologies

15 February 2021

Spectrecology owner Mike Morris was the founder of Ocean Optics

Quantum holography technique set to advance imaging

15 February 2021

The technique uses entangled photons to overcome the limitations of conventional holographic approaches

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