High-tech lasers for space exploration

28 August 2007

Intense has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to build reliable laser pumps that will meet the challenging demands of space exploration.

New consortium for emerging high-tech companies

17 August 2007

A new consortium has been formed to engage with emerging technologies companies in the MEMS, biomedical, control electronics, remote sensing and advanced technologies sectors.

Leister Process Technologies acquires IR Microsystems

17 August 2007

Leister Process Technologies has acquired IR Microsystems, a Swiss company that provides diode laser-based gas detection modules, to expand its activities in micro-systems technology.

Spectrometer to look for water on moon

17 August 2007

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCross) will carry the Ocean Optics equipment, nicknamed Alice, to help analyse the composition of the lunar craters

Lasers to map Mercury's landscape

07 August 2007

German diode lasers, developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, may one day map the hills and valleys of Mercury's landscape.

Expanded test and measurement capabilities

06 August 2007

The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies (CEMMNT) has expanded its measurement, characterisation and design capabilities for industry.

Diode lasers for missile defence

06 August 2007

Aculight Corporation has been awarded a subcontract from The Pennsylvania State University's Electro-Optics Centre (EOC) for $2.6m over a three-year period, to develop diodes lasers for use in missile defence.

DPSS laser increases plasma display production

06 August 2007

LG Electronics is to use Powerlases's diode-pumped solid-state Starlase A08 laser to increase its production of plasma display panels (PDPs).

Prestigious award presented at Laser Munich

31 July 2007

Stefan Hell will be receiving this year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics at the Laser World of Photonics event in Munich on Tuesday 19 June, for his revolutionary work in fluorescence microscopy.

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.