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Innoviz Technologies' lidar sensors and perception software will be used across Volkswagen's brands. (Image: InnovizTechnologies)

$4bn deal: Innoviz is Volkswagen's new lidar supplier

03 August 2022

The selection is Innoviz’ third major design win and has increased its forward-looking order book by $4 billion to $6.6 billion

Aeva’s Aeries II lidar module has a sensing range of up to 500 metres, and is able to measure velocity for each pixel. (Image: Aeva)

Sick to bring Aeva 4D lidar to industrial sensing

02 August 2022

Aeva’s Aeries II lidar module has a sensing range of up to 500m, and is able to measure velocity for each pixel

Strawberries are vulnerable to potato aphids, which have the potential to wipe out an annual harvest. (Image: Aston University)

Researchers developing photonic 'nose' to monitor crop health

01 August 2022

The technology will analyse low levels of volatile organic compounds emitted by plants, which indicate their health

Photonic chips offer lower latency, lower power consumption and higher bandwidth than electronic chips. (Image: iPronics)

Photonic computing firm raises €3.7M to accelerate adoption of programmable photonic chips

28 July 2022

Photonic chips offer lower latency, lower power consumption and higher bandwidth than electronic chips

The laser enables ghostly lettering to be drawn in mid-air, which is viewable from all angles. (Image: Hongtuo Ultrafast Laser Joint Laboratory) 

Researchers 'write' in mid-air using ultrashort pulse lasers

26 July 2022

Lasers have previously been able to produce optical illusions, however have required a dust/cloud medium in order to do so

The bioinspired, self-organising lasers could lead to new materials for sensing, computing, light sources and displays. (Image: ICL)

Self-organising lasers to enable smart photonic materials

22 July 2022

The bioinspired lasers could lead to new materials for sensing, computing, light sources and displays

Credit: Zeiss Ventures/Morrow

Zeiss invests in start-up for VR liquid crystal technology

21 July 2022

Morrow specialises in developing liquid crystal technology solutions for lenses

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IQE files IP lawsuit against Tower Semiconductor

21 July 2022

IQE says it has evidence to suggest misappropriation of IQE’s trade secrets relating to its 'porous silicon' technology

pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham with Jimmy Williamson, executive director at the Scottish National Investment Bank. (Image: pureLifi)

pureLiFi secures £10m to rollout LiFi on global scale

19 July 2022

The investment will enable pureLiFi to further develop new technologies while opening up additional markets in areas such as mobile phones, tablets and wearables

CO2 laser welding creates reliable fibre couplings for glass-based photonic integrated circuits – an excellent alternative to currently adhesive-based methods. (Image: Fraunhofer IZM)

Laser welding replaces adhesives in PIC production

13 July 2022

The new process is designed as an alternative to adhesive-based fibre interconnection strategies for PICs

Credit: Politecnico di Milano

Photonic processor separates optical beams of same wavelength

13 July 2022

The processor allows information quantities of over 5000Ghz to be managed, at least 100 times greater than current high-capacity wireless systems

Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

Nasa's James Webb captures deepest IR image of universe

13 July 2022

Some of the faintest celestial objects ever observed in the infrared have been imaged

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