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 •  January 24

24 Jan 2018 UK maker of optical thin-films providing expertise for augmented-reality head-up displays and laser threat protection. Artemis Optical, the UK-based manufacturer of thin-film coatings for photonics applications, has signed separate development deals with its near neighbor Plessey Semiconductors and Canada’s Metamaterial Technologies...

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 •  January 18

18 Jan 2018 In partnership with Saule Technologies, this printable photovoltaic overlay generates power while helping to counter global warming. Multinational building firm Skanska Group says its commercial development business unit in Central Eastern Europe will be the first developer to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite...

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 •  January 3

Acquisition strengthens EO's presence in Europe; forms basis for expanding manufacturing base in the region.
.Edmund Optics (EO), a significant developer and supplier of optical components, has announced the complete acquisition of optical products developer ITOS GmbH, based in Mainz, Germany.After realizing the first equity investment during 2017,...

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 •  December 20, 2017

20 Dec 2017 Affordable switchable windows could improve energy efficiency in buildings and help keep cars cool. Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed prototype windows that switch from reflective to clear with the simple addition of a liquid. The developers say that the switchable windows are cheap and easy to manufacture and...

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 •  December 20, 2017

New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens--a class of elements that include fluoride, bromine, chlorine and iodine--in a dye-sensitized solar cell can increase conversion efficiency by 25 per cent. The discovery could set the stage for improved solar cell...

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 •  December 17, 2017

12 Dec 2017 To strengthen global market reach and expand high-bandwidth portfolio. Acquisition business "worth $400m in annual sales." Optical materials, components and fiber supplier Corning has this week agreed to purchase most of 3M’s Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately $900 million. The acquisition is...

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 •  December 7, 2017

Fiber-optic cable powerhouses merger would create notional annual sales worth €11 billion.
Prysmian Group and General Cable have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Prysmian will acquire General Cable for $30.00 per share in cash, valuing General Cable at around $3 billion.The deal will include General Cable’s debt and some other...

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 •  December 6, 2017

GE investing €105m in new subsidiary to build 40,000m2 facility for 500 staff, to open by 2019. With the groundbreaking of a new site in Lichtenfels, Germany, GE Additive and Concept Laser have laid the foundation for a new facility. The 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. The new offices...

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 •  November 14, 2017

15 Nov 2017 German laser giant eyes additional €500 M revenue stream in 5-7 years' time. Trumpf has launched a new and larger laser additive manufacturing system for metal components at the Formnext trade show, and revealed its intention to become a major player in the emerging sector. The Ditzingen, Germany, firm’s “TruPrint 5000” system – built...

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 •  November 10, 2017

This SPIE Tutorial Text excerpt discusses the usefulness and versatlity of Fiber Bragg gratings. The development of optical fibers has revolutionized not only telecommunications but also the way monitoring and sensing is conducted, particularly in remote or harsh environments. In this context, the discovery of photosensitivity in optical fibers led...