Luminar's Iris sensor (Image: Luminar)

Luminar buys InGaAs chip supplier for lidar sensor scale-up

06 September 2021

Luminar Technologies is acquiring its InGaAs chip design partner and manufacturer, OptoGration, for its core IP and supply chain capacity

Fraunhofer is involved in li-fi development; its Gigadock and Hotspot systems use direct line of sight to deliver fast data rates. Image: Fraunhofer

North American Li-Fi market set to reach $2.5 billion by 2030

13 August 2021

Growing at a 55 per cent CAGR through the forecast period, the industry is certain to gain a substantial revenue share in the forthcoming years

Light focussed by nano-antennas on a gold surface leaks out by generating propagating plasmons. Image credit: Urban Senica, ETH Zurich

Southampton/ETH Zürich team sets new threshold of trapping light at the nanoscale

12 August 2021

The fabrication of photonic resonators able to focus light in extremely small volumes is proving a key technology which is presently enabling advances in fields as different as material science, optoelectronics, chemistry, quantum technologies, and many others

Credit: Andrey_Popov/

Chromacity raises £1.2 million to boost workforce

12 August 2021

The company will use the funding to expand the company’s workforce, particularly within its manufacturing and R&D divisions

$665 million quantum computer 'needs photonics'

28 July 2021

PsiQuantum has developed technology in which single photons are manipulated using photonic circuits which are patterned onto a silicon chip using standard semiconductor manufacturing processes

Image: Silina

Silina curves 275 CMOS sensors in world-first demo

28 July 2021

French start-up Silina has developed a technology that can curve hundreds of image sensors at the same time

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Image: UK Innovation Strategy

Photonics recognised in UK Innovation Strategy

28 July 2021

The strategy sets the government's ambitions for an innovation-led economy

The first photonics core index: supporting a photonics capital market

28 July 2021

Carlos Lee discusses the launch of the first photonics core index

PCO pixelfly cameras are used for automatic bottle inspection. Credit: PCO

Excelitas Technologies acquires CMOS camera developer PCO

29 June 2021

Excelitas will acquire 100 percent of PCO AG shares from founder Dr Emil Ott

An ultrathin Ag film based OLED inside Professor Jay Guo’s lab. Credit: Robert Coelius/University of Michigan engineering, communications and marketing

New electrode could make OLEDs 20% brighter

29 June 2021

The approach prevents light from being trapped in the light-emitting part of an OLED, enabling OLEDs to maintain brightness while using less power

Modular machine for laser micromachining with ultrashort laser pulses. Image: Pulsar Photonics

Tech giant acquires majority stake in Fraunhofer spin-off

29 June 2021

Billion-euro technology group, Schunk, is acquiring a majority stake in Pulsar Photonics in a bid to enter the laser technology field

Luminar roofline lidar integration for Volvo vehicles. Image: Volvo 

Volvo's 2022 electric car to feature lidar as standard

29 June 2021

Volvo Cars’ forthcoming fully electric flagship vehicle will feature Luminar's lidar system as standard