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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

Tibidabo Scientific acquires Photek

15 February 2021

Tibidabo Scientific Industries, a supplier of technology for scientific research, aerospace, and industrial markets, has acquired Photek, a manufacturer vacuum based tubes and camera systems for photon detection

II-VI follows Lumentum and MKS in bid for Coherent

12 February 2021

Following Lumentum's recent announcement it was set to buy Coherent, MKS Instruments and II-VI have both put in acquisition bids

Lumentum acquires Coherent

19 January 2021

Two laser manufacturing giants are set to merge following Lumentum's announcement that it will acquire Coherent for $5.7 billion

The micro loudspeaker proves that microactuators can be produced in seconds and at low costs using inkjet printers and lasers. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

Researchers print cost-effective MEMS loudspeaker

19 January 2021

The process could be used as a faster and more affordable alternative to vacuum- and mask-based piezo-MEMS manufacturing methods

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