11 July 2018

French research institute Leti has announced a pilot programme to characterise and assess lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles

09 July 2018

Schott has entered into an agreement to acquire Primoceler, a Finnish specialist in glass micro bonding, to advance its competance in the field of hermetic packaging. Primoceler’s technology creates new possibilities for protection of sensitive electronics

06 July 2018

Swiss sheet metalworking equipment manufacturer Bystronic has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Italian technology firm Antil Spa in order to expand its range of technologies

05 July 2018

After five years of development, the world’s most intense diode-pumped petawatt laser has been declared fully integrated and operational

03 July 2018

Optical communication component supplier, Finisar, has opened a manufacturing facility in Sherman, Texas to increase the production capacity of its VCSELs

26 June 2018

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have demonstrated that 14 femtosecond optical pulses in the near-infrared can drive electronic on-chip circuits with a prospective bandwidth up to 10 terahertz

21 June 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have produced several grams of nanoparticles at a 'record speed' of just one hour

20 June 2018

German chemical company Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen has invested in Fraunhofer ISE spin-off NexWafe, a start-up planning to establish the world’s first factory for the production of its epitaxially grown silicon wafers for use in photovoltaics

18 June 2018

The United States is intending to introduce legislation that will allow it to better compete with other regions on quantum science and technology

18 June 2018

Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in lidar start-up Luminar to advance its position in the autonomous vehicle space

14 June 2018

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.'

13 June 2018

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