Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in lidar start-up Luminar to advance its position in the autonomous vehicle space
Professor Sir James Hough, a professor at the University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy, has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2018 'for services towards the detection of gravitational waves.'
The European Patent Office (EPO) has presented Swiss physicist Ursula Keller with a Lifetime Achievement European Inventor Award for her pioneering work on ultrafast laser technology
Nanoelectronics research centre Imec has developed wireless eye-tracking technology based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement
Israeli lidar developer Innoviz Technologies has partnered with HiRain Technologies, a Tier 1 automotive supplier in China, to bring Innoviz's technology to Chinese automakers
Scientists have developed a new way of enhancing the interactions between light and matter, which could lead to more efficient solar cells, in addition to new kinds of lasers and LEDs that could have fully tuneable colour emissions
NASA has launched an instrument that will create what could be the coldest spot in the universe, to allow scientists to study quantum phenomena more effectively, and in turn enable more effective quantum devices such as interferometers and computers
Between 2017 and 2023, the global lidar systems market for automotive applications will grow from $726 million to $5 billion, achieving a CAGR of 43 per cent, according to a new report by Yole Développement
UK photonics manufacturing remains a largely hidden industry despite contributing £12.9 billion per year to the economy and underpinning most of the products and services that we all use on a daily basis, a report remarks.
On Semiconductor has acquired SensL Technologies, a producer of silicon photomultipliers, single photon avalanche diodes, and lidar sensing products
Tool installation has begun on schedule at AIM Photonics Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) facility in Rochester, which is expected to open to early customers in the 3rd quarter of 2018
French research institute Leti is partnering with UCLA spin-off Cellmic, in order to help accelerate the market adoption of the firm's lens-free on-chip diagnostic technology, which it plans to incorporate into pocket-sized devices