Due to the growing demands of R&D, Laseroptik is to provide a rapid prototyping service, with delivery times as little as 24 hours for the production of optical components.
Philips, Optima Research and Bookham have all experienced changes to their management in the past few weeks.
Labsphere has been acquired by English sensor technology group Halma to join its global group of photonics businesses, which includes Ocean Optics and Mikropack.
McPherson is to provide a research group from the Chinese HL-2A Tokamak at the Southwestern Institute of Physics with a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectrometer.
Avo Photonics has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities. Changes include upgraded equipment, and increased numbers of operators and technicians. In addition, it has more than doubled its manufacturing space.
Optek Technology has chosen Allied Electronics as one of its North American distributors. Allied Electronics will primarily promote Optek's LED products, but will also sell its full product offering.
Qioptiq has secured a significant contract through Thales Australia to supply the Australian Defence Forces with its VIPIR-2 thermal imaging equipment.
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.
Melles Griot and Ocean Optics have both made changes to their global management.
LOT-Oriel and LEJ (Leistungselektronik Jena) have entered a strategic partnership to develop and market electronic ballasts and light sources.
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.