ficonTec has acquired the automated fibre alignment and laser welding product lines of Newport Corporation, with the transfer currently underway. The products will complement ficonTecâ€™s fibre optic packaging process chain.
Aculight has signed a licence agreement with Vanderbilt University to help develop the former's first medical research product, an infrared neural stimulator.
The Space Science and Technology Department (SSTD) at the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory recently acquired a Rofin SLM laser marking system to ensure it can satisfy stringent marking requirements.
Pacer International has opened the headquarters of its North American operation, Pacer USA LLC, in Blue Bell, Philadelphia. The new office is hoped to strengthen Pacerâ€™s North American presence.
The UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics has appointed Alastair Wilson, formerly of Scottish Enterprise, as director for the recently formed Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network.
Frankfurt Laser Company, a supplier of laser diodes and related components, has appointed three new distributors to expand its market presence in Scandinavia, Italy and Japan.
wzw Optic has appointed Roditi International as its new representative in the UK and Eire. wzw Optics, based in Switzerland, produces precision optics and optical assemblies.
Linos has undergone a number of changes to its corporate management and supervisory board following the takeover by the Qioptiq group in autumn 2006.
AccuCoat has relocated to a larger, all-new facility in Rochester, New York State. The expansion includes 6800 sq. ft. of offices and coating labs â€“ effectively doubling their facility space.
Noliac has acquired a majority share of the Czech company Piezoceram, which specialises in high-quality piezoceramics. It is hoped the acquisition will significantly increase its product range.
Goodrich has been awarded a contract from the US Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab to develop and fabricate a shortwave infrared sensor for the Spectre-Finder initiative.