MicroLEDs are expected to be the next big display technology

MicroLED startups 'challenge heavyweights'

26 April 2021

Yole estimates that as of Q1 2021, more than $5 billion has been spent on microLED development

Vector Photonics raises £1.6m for PCSEL laser tech

26 April 2021

The one-year-old University of Glasgow start-up has already received three government grants worth £2.4m

Solid State Supplies and Pacer become one company

26 April 2021

Solid State Supplies, the franchised distributor serving the UK electronics community, and Pacer International, a supplier of optoelectronic, display and laser solutions, have officially merged

The satelitte will be capable of measuring the energy efficiency of buildings at scale (Satellite Vu)

Infrared imaging satellite to monitor energy efficiency at scale

26 April 2021

Satellite Vu has raised £3.6m to launch the first satellite constellation capable of imaging the thermal footprint of any building on the planet every 1-2 hours

Nextlens' liquid lenses

Xiaomi smartphone integrates liquid lens

26 April 2021

The new generation of the Xiaomi Mix uses a liquid lens from Swiss firm Nextlens, sister company to Optotune

This storage ring free-electron laser from Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory enabled sub-170 nanometer lasing with LZH optics (Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory)

New optics permit sub-170nm lasing

26 April 2021

Up until now, oscillator free-electron lasers have only reached emission wavelengths down to 176.4nm

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.