Heptagon, a supplier of UV micro-optics has opened its first US office in San Jose, Silicon Valley to provide sales, marketing and business development.
Edmund Industrial Optics is making significant new investments to expand its customer support presence in the Asian market, including the purchase of a substantial stake in Saito Optics of Japan.
Optiwave Systems and Zemax are to collaborate to provide a new interface to streamline the exchange of data between their respective optical engineering simulation design tools.
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.
Three major suppliers have expanded their presence in Asia. Andor and Edison Opto have opened premises in China, and PowerLase has opened a Korean Service Centre.