Photonics100 nominations extended until 6 October

29 September 2022

The Photonics100 list of our industry's most innovative people has extended its deadlines for nominations until midnight (GMT) on Thursday, 6 October. Vote now to make sure your R&D heroes are included!

The Prophesee team. Credit Prophesee

Prophesee raises €50m for neuromorphic imaging

26 September 2022

The investment makes the firm the EU’s most well-funded fabless semiconductor startup, having raised a total of $127m since its founding in 2014

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CMOS sensor market to begin new growth phase

21 September 2022

Market research firm, Yole, predicts CIS growth of 6.7% CAGR to US$31.4bn by 2027. Sony is working to reclaim market share after a difficult 2021

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Cognex expects better Q3 revenue as stock replenished

20 September 2022

Cognex has increased its revenue guidance to between $195 million and $205 million, up from $160 million to $180 million

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Advanced Illumination bought by Exaktera

14 September 2022

Advanced Illumination’s LED lighting assemblies and drivers for machine vision will add to Exaktera's existing portfolio of lighting from Z-Laser and Prophotonix

Nikon to acquire SLM Solutions for €622 million

05 September 2022

SLM management is convinced the transaction will further enhance SLM’s ability to stay at the forefront of metal additive manufacturing

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Omnivision creates pixel smaller than light wavelength

24 August 2022

The 200MP OVB0A sensor, designed for smartphones, has a pixel pitch of 0.56µm with a 1/1.4-inch optical form factor

Samuel Sadoulet, Edmund Optics CEO. Credit: Edmund Optics

New Edmund Optics management as Robert Edmund retires

22 August 2022

Samuel Sadoulet has been appointed as Edmund Optics' CEO, while Marisa Edmund is now chair of the board of directors

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SVS-Vistek and Mikrotron merge within TKH group

22 August 2022

The partnership is intended to open up new market segments and create the conditions for further growth

Reconstructed 3D images rendered in different perspective for the letter X. Credit: Intelligent Optics Laboratory, Liang Gao/UCLA

Multi-view 3D light-field research sees hidden objects

18 August 2022

Researchers at UCLA have demonstrated a 3D imaging method able to provide excellent depth range, while also imaging around scene occlusions

Luca Verre (left) of Prophesee collecting last year's award from Martin Wäny. Credit: Messe Stuttgart

Processing tech, 3D and SWIR in running for Vision Award

17 August 2022

Brighter AI, Edge Impulse,, Saccade Vision and SWIR Vision Systems have been nominated, with the winner to be announced at Vision Stuttgart

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Quantum computer vision tested for defect detection

16 August 2022

Scientists have demonstrated what they believe is the first implementation of quantum computer vision for a quality inspection problem on a manufacturing production line