Rofin-Sinar acquires large share of m2k

19 March 2007

Rofin-Sinar Laser has acquired 80 per cent of the common stock of m2k-laser, in a cash transaction.

Nanometrology centre launch

19 March 2007

The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies (CEMMNT) will officially launch on 2 May in the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre in Loughborough.

News in brief

13 March 2007

David Robson rounds up the latest photonics news stories.

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.