Rofin-Sinar Laser has acquired 80 per cent of the common stock of m2k-laser, in a cash transaction.
The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies (CEMMNT) will officially launch on 2 May in the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre in Loughborough.
McPherson is providing equipment for the Cosmic Origin Spectrograph, which will be deployed to help the Hubble Space telescope to observe faint ultraviolet targets.
Avo Photonics has created a Canadian subsidiary, based in Toronto, to provide design and prototyping services for its Canadian customers.
Israeli company Nanonics Imaging has chosen two new distributors for its complete range of products: Lastek, to act as an Australian representative; and EIP SISTEM to act as its Romanian representative.
RedShift Systems, a US thermal imaging company, has appointed Armstrong Optical as its distributor in the UK and Ireland.
Due to the growing demands of R&D, Laseroptik is to provide a rapid prototyping service, with delivery times as little as 24 hours for the production of optical components.
Philips, Optima Research and Bookham have all experienced changes to their management in the past few weeks.
Labsphere has been acquired by English sensor technology group Halma to join its global group of photonics businesses, which includes Ocean Optics and Mikropack.
McPherson is to provide a research group from the Chinese HL-2A Tokamak at the Southwestern Institute of Physics with a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectrometer.