News

CVI acquires Melles Griot

30 July 2007

CVI has completed its acquisition of Melles Griot from Barloworld Scientific. The two companies will now be known as CVI Melles Griot and will operate under one management team.

UK and Eire distribution of UV diodes

30 July 2007

AP Technologies has been appointed as a distributor in the UK and the Republic of Ireland of all the Fox Group's light emitting diodes.

European and Asian distribution agreement

30 July 2007

Seoul Semiconductor has extended its distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing, to expand its sales network to Europe and Asia.

Molex acquires Polymicro Technologies

30 July 2007

Molex Incorporated has completed its acquisition of Polymicro Technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

News in brief

23 July 2007

Avantes has opened a new headquarters in Eerbeek, the Netherlands. JPSA has moved to a new 35,000-square-foot facility, and has also signed a contract with a Taiwanese LED producer.

White LED patent dispute resolved

23 July 2007

Osram has resolved its two-year patent dispute with Citizen Electronics over Osram's developments in white LED products. The two companies have now signed an extensive licence agreement.

European opto-electronics distribution agreement

23 July 2007

Laser 2000 is to distribute and represent Photonic Products throughout Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. It will sell Photonic Products' entire portfolio, including laser diode assemblies and sub-assemblies.

Collaboration creates tiny projector

13 July 2007

Oerlikon Optics and Microvision have been working on a tiny projection display engine, called PicoP, that could be integrated into pieces of clothing.

Optical communication conference

13 July 2007

Seven of the world's leading telecom operators will gather under the banner of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) on the exhibition floor at this year's European Conference on Optical Communication.

Photonics people

06 July 2007

Nextreme, Edmund Optics and JPSA are the latest companies to change their management lineup.

Completed acquisition of optical fibres business

06 July 2007

Avago Technologies has completed its acquisition of Infineon Technologies' Polymer Optical Fibre (POF) business unit based in Regensburg, Germany. The agreement was originally announced on 2 April 2007.

News in brief

06 July 2007

A new office for Moritex in Munich, a £15,000 grant to promote the UK as a centre of excellence at Photonex, and a victory in court over colour wheel patents.

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