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Trumpf acquires laser diode division of Philips

Trumpf is acquiring 100 per cent of Photonics GmbH from Philips, headquartered in Ulm, Germany. The move, which represents Trumpf's largest acquisition since buying JFY in China in 2013, opens up a new market segment for Trumpf to complement its existing high-power diode laser business

Swiss photonics is pushing innovation

Andreas Ettemeyer, NTB Interstate University of Applied Sciences, Buchs, and member of the EOS board, expresses concerns about discussions to merge photonics with microelectronics within European Union funding

Philips ships one billion VCSELs

The cumulative milestone comes after two years of significant growth in demand for vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, driven by trends such as 3D face recognition in smartphones

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