The miniaturised spectrometers sector is set to reach almost $300 million by 2021, growing faster than the overall molecular spectrometer systems market, according to a new market report by Tematys
Entrepreneurs will pitch their photonics businesses to industry experts during the Startup Challenge at Photonics West 2017. Jessica Rowbury speaks to Dirk Fabian about the importance of supporting start-ups
The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and the China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their existing collaboration
Dr Scott King and Dr Graham Crofts from UK law firm Gill Jennings & Every say that it's never too early to put in place an intellectual property strategy
Philips Photonics, part of Royal Philips, is doubling capacity at its laser-diode facility in Ulm, Germany in order to meet the demand for VCSEL diodes in data communication, consumer sensing and industrial thermal processing
Thorlabs has entered into a licensing agreement with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to commercialise the 2-photon random access mesoscope
Coherent has completed the $942 million acquisition of Rofin-Sinar Technologies for $32.50 per share.
A scientist developing a hand-held probe for the non-invasive, in vivo prospective assessment of tumour chemo-sensitivity at the time of surgery has won the Edmund Optics 2016 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award.
ASML has acquired a 24.9 per cent minority stake of Germany-based Carl Zeiss SMT, a business group of Carl Zeiss AG (Zeiss), for €1 billion in cash. The main objective of this agreement is to facilitate the development of the future generation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems
Aspiring entrepreneurs and pre-revenue companies with new photonics products have until 18 November to enter the annual SPIE Startup Challenge, due to take place during the Photonics West trade show in San Francisco at the end of January