DPSS laser increases plasma display production

06 August 2007

LG Electronics is to use Powerlases's diode-pumped solid-state Starlase A08 laser to increase its production of plasma display panels (PDPs).

Prestigious award presented at Laser Munich

31 July 2007

Stefan Hell will be receiving this year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics at the Laser World of Photonics event in Munich on Tuesday 19 June, for his revolutionary work in fluorescence microscopy.

CVI acquires Melles Griot

30 July 2007

CVI has completed its acquisition of Melles Griot from Barloworld Scientific. The two companies will now be known as CVI Melles Griot and will operate under one management team.

UK and Eire distribution of UV diodes

30 July 2007

AP Technologies has been appointed as a distributor in the UK and the Republic of Ireland of all the Fox Group's light emitting diodes.

European and Asian distribution agreement

30 July 2007

Seoul Semiconductor has extended its distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing, to expand its sales network to Europe and Asia.

Molex acquires Polymicro Technologies

30 July 2007

Molex Incorporated has completed its acquisition of Polymicro Technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

News in brief

23 July 2007

Avantes has opened a new headquarters in Eerbeek, the Netherlands. JPSA has moved to a new 35,000-square-foot facility, and has also signed a contract with a Taiwanese LED producer.

White LED patent dispute resolved

23 July 2007

Osram has resolved its two-year patent dispute with Citizen Electronics over Osram's developments in white LED products. The two companies have now signed an extensive licence agreement.

European opto-electronics distribution agreement

23 July 2007

Laser 2000 is to distribute and represent Photonic Products throughout Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. It will sell Photonic Products' entire portfolio, including laser diode assemblies and sub-assemblies.

Collaboration creates tiny projector

13 July 2007

Oerlikon Optics and Microvision have been working on a tiny projection display engine, called PicoP, that could be integrated into pieces of clothing.

Optical communication conference

13 July 2007

Seven of the world's leading telecom operators will gather under the banner of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) on the exhibition floor at this year's European Conference on Optical Communication.

Photonics people

06 July 2007

Nextreme, Edmund Optics and JPSA are the latest companies to change their management lineup.