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EnPro Industries to acquire Alluxa for $255m

13 October 2020

The purchase will bolster EnPro's existing thin-film product offering in the industrial technology, life sciences, and semiconductor markets

MicroLEDs are expected to be the next big display technology

Aledia raises €80m for microLED displays

12 October 2020

The company, a spin-out from CEA-Leti, is set to build a 52,000 square metre microLED manufacturing facility with the funds

Pixapp's grating coupling package

Two prototype PIC packaging platforms launched by EU pilot line

08 October 2020

Pixapp, the EU-funded photonic integrated circuit (PIC) assembly and packaging pilot line, has introduced two new prototype packaging platforms to enable the early-stage testing and evaluation of integrated photonic devices

Omega and Artemis leaders 

Omega Optical acquired by Artemis

15 September 2020

Omega Optical, a manufacturer of precision optical filters and coatings, has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that partners with industrial technology companies

Scanlab headquarters, Puchheim near Munich, Germany

 

Scanlab buys stake in Holo/or

07 September 2020

Laser scan system manufacturer Scanlab is purchasing a 25 per cent stake in Holo/or through its parent company, TechInvest Holding

PhotoniCare raises $7.2 million for OCT middle ear imaging

04 September 2020

PhotoniCare, a developer of OCT devices for diagnosing and monitoring middle ear infections, has announced an oversubscribed $5.2 million Series A financing round

Luminar's Iris lidar system

Luminar to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Gores Metropoulo

03 September 2020

Lidar firm Luminar is set to become a publicly traded company through a merger with Gores Metropoulos.

A hollow-core optical fibre. Credit: Malak Galal, Fan Yang, Flavien Gyger, Luc Thévenaz/EPFL

EPFL team develop way to amplify light in hollow-core optical fibres

12 August 2020

'Our technology can be applied to any type of light, from infrared to ultraviolet, and to any gas,' the researchers said.

Epic introduces product launch service for members

12 August 2020

Carlos Lee from the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) details a new service to make up for the lack of exhibitions this year

Faccio, centre, working on laser system alignment and optimisation with student Mihail Petev, left, and Niclas Westerberg

$1m programme to support early-career quantum researchers

12 August 2020

SPIE and the University of Glasgow have established a $1 million programme to support graduate students in the field of quantum photonics

OCT device obtains cell-level details of curved cornea

12 August 2020

Researchers have acquired optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the curved layers of a person’s cornea with cell-level detail and a large viewing area

Photonics West to take place in March 2021

21 July 2020

The event will take place 6-11 March 2021, in San Francisco's Moscone Center

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