Spectrograph helps Hubble see deep into space

12 March 2007

McPherson is providing equipment for the Cosmic Origin Spectrograph, which will be deployed to help the Hubble Space telescope to observe faint ultraviolet targets.

Canadian base for Avo Photonics

06 March 2007

Avo Photonics has created a Canadian subsidiary, based in Toronto, to provide design and prototyping services for its Canadian customers.

New global distributors for Nanonics Imaging

06 March 2007

Israeli company Nanonics Imaging has chosen two new distributors for its complete range of products: Lastek, to act as an Australian representative; and EIP SISTEM to act as its Romanian representative.

RedShift Systems finds UK distributor

06 March 2007

RedShift Systems, a US thermal imaging company, has appointed Armstrong Optical as its distributor in the UK and Ireland.

Express rapid prototyping service

27 February 2007

Due to the growing demands of R&D, Laseroptik is to provide a rapid prototyping service, with delivery times as little as 24 hours for the production of optical components.

Photonics management changes

21 February 2007

Philips, Optima Research and Bookham have all experienced changes to their management in the past few weeks.

Labsphere acquired by Halma

21 February 2007

Labsphere has been acquired by English sensor technology group Halma to join its global group of photonics businesses, which includes Ocean Optics and Mikropack.

McPherson receives Chinese contract

16 February 2007

McPherson is to provide a research group from the Chinese HL-2A Tokamak at the Southwestern Institute of Physics with a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectrometer.

Avo Photonics increases production

16 February 2007

Avo Photonics has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities. Changes include upgraded equipment, and increased numbers of operators and technicians. In addition, it has more than doubled its manufacturing space.

Optek signs Allied Electronics

15 February 2007

Optek Technology has chosen Allied Electronics as one of its North American distributors. Allied Electronics will primarily promote Optek's LED products, but will also sell its full product offering.

Defence deal secured by Thales

12 February 2007

Qioptiq has secured a significant contract through Thales Australia to supply the Australian Defence Forces with its VIPIR-2 thermal imaging equipment.

Heptagon opens first US office

29 January 2007

Heptagon, a supplier of UV micro-optics has opened its first US office in San Jose, Silicon Valley to provide sales, marketing and business development.