Thorlabs has made two moves to increase its product range, by acquiring OFR, and by licensing an Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope, invented by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Aculight has moved into a new corporate headquarters, increasing its manufacturing, laboratory and office space by 60 per cent, and consolidating its staff into one building.
Kimberly Matty has been promoted to vice president of sales for Breault Research Organisation (BRO). In her new position, Matty will lead BRO's team of sales representatives and engineers.
Aculight has signed a licence agreement with Vanderbilt University to help develop the former's first medical research product, an infrared neural stimulator.
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.
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.
Linos has undergone a number of changes to its corporate management and supervisory board following the takeover by the Qioptiq group in autumn 2006.
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.
XCOM Wireless, a developer of radio frequency (RF) products, has selected Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), the leading MEMS contract manufacturer, to manufacture die for its RF MEMS Relay product.
Several major companies have made significant appointments recently, including Intense, Melles Griot and Photonic Products