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Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:48:10 GMT

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Zeiss chief hails 'best year ever'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:12:00 GMT

Sales up 10% on back of stand-out year for semiconductor investments, with CEO Michael Kaschke focused on future innovations.

Air test drone uses photonics to map toxic gas zones

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:12:00 GMT

Novel gas testing drone with onboard infrared sensing kit will transform environmental analysis, improve disaster relief efforts.

Apple confirms Finisar VCSEL support

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:12:00 GMT

World's most valuable company has earmarked $390 million to help make the optoelectronics company's Texas fab the 'VCSEL capital of the US'.

Hyperlens crystal views live cells in superfine detail

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:12:00 GMT

Optical material is isotopically pure hexagonal boron nitride, which resolves details as small as a virus.

Corning splashing $900m on 3M's communications division

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:12:00 GMT

To strengthen global market reach and expand high-bandwidth portfolio. Acquisition business "worth $400m in annual sales."

PerkinElmer collaborates on photonic food quality sensor

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:12:00 GMT

Project with Boston-based TeakOrigin to utilize various analytical techniques including Raman spectroscopy.

SEMI confirms record-breaking year of equipment spending

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:12:00 GMT

Investment of $55.9 billion eclipses previous high set in 2000, with Korean chip makers leading the charge.

Compact VR glasses enabled by large-area microdisplays

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:12:00 GMT

In European LOMID project, Fraunhofer FEP develops lightweight VR spectacles using OLED based displays.

Optical alarm system recognizes attempted break-ins

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:12:00 GMT

Fraunhofer partnership develops optical surveillance of glass panes to maximize building security while cutting false alarms.

Finisar buys wafer fab to ramp VCSEL arrays for 3D sensing

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:12:00 GMT

700,000 square-foot facility in Sherman, Texas, will host 6-inch VCSEL wafer production, with CEO Jerry Rawls expecting ‘gigantic’ future demand.

Lumicell lands $29M as cancer trials progress

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:12:00 GMT

US firm has developed a fluorescence-based image guidance system to help surgeons remove tumor masses in full.

ESO to build ELT with full primary mirror

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:12:00 GMT

Funding extended to cover main mirror and spares; extra cash means development is moved forward to "phase 1".

US 'notably behind' in high-intensity, ultrafast lasers - report

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:12:00 GMT

National Academies committee calls for inter-agency co-ordination and plan to build at least one new large-scale, open-access facility.

Optical switching of chemical reaction pathways

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:12:00 GMT

Australian-led group modulates visible light to control coupling; method could cut cost of making ICs and more.

Rocky exoplanet search boosted by new VLT spectrograph

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:12:00 GMT

First light for 'transformational' new precision optical equipment hooked up to Very large Telescope.

Hybrid laser diode suits CMOS wafer fabrication process

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:12:00 GMT

CEA Leti silicon photonics process incorporating DFB laser said to be fully compatible with large-scale integration.

Squeezing light into tiny channel promising for optical computing

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:12:00 GMT

Imperial College team reduces distance over which light can usefully interact with itself by a factor of 10,000.

Prysmian to acquire General Cable for $3 billion

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:12:00 GMT

Fiber-optic cable powerhouses merger would create notional annual sales worth €11 billion.

Concept Laser cuts turf on new additive manufacturing center in Germany

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:12:00 GMT

GE investing €105m in new subsidiary to build 40,000m 2 facility for 500 staff, to open by 2019.

Startup's car sensor 'monitors driver heartbeat'

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:12:00 GMT

Israel-based Guardian Optical Technologies plans accelerated development of multifunctional sensor technology for what it calls 'passenger-aware' cars.