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Photonfocus launches global shutter UV camera

25 January 2021

The new model has a quantum efficiency of 40 per cent from 170nm to 820nm, and is designed for applications such as semiconductor wafer inspection

In a public area, LEDs could be used for general lighting, visible light communication and 3D video surveillance. Credit: Emma Le Francois, University of Strathclyde

Researchers' LED control algorithm simplifies 3D imaging

25 January 2021

It is hoped the photometric stereo imaging approach could open up new ways for robots to sense their environment

Terry Arden

Terry Arden steps down as CEO of LMI

19 January 2021

Mark Radford, LMI’s chief operating officer, will succeed Arden as CEO. Arden will continue on a part-time basis with LMI

Teledyne buys Flir in $8bn deal

04 January 2021

The acquisition adds Flir's thermal and infrared imaging technologies to Teledyne's visible imaging capabilities

Isra Vision gains Perceptron 3D tech after Atlas Copco acquisition

21 December 2020

Perceptron's 3D measuring solutions complement Isra Vision's 3D vision systems and, together, they offer products for automating key applications along the automotive production line

Credit: Recycleye

Computer vision firm raises £1.2m to develop waste sorting system

16 December 2020

Recycleye’s vision system is capable of detecting and classifying items in waste streams, broken down by material, object and brand

Basler raises 2020 sales forecast after strong Q4

16 December 2020

The company increased its forecast from €165m to a sales corridor of €169m to €171m for the current financial year

MotionCam-3D

Photoneo's 3D vision tech wins robotics award

16 December 2020

MotionCam-3D has a depth map resolution of 1,120 x 800 pixels in dynamic mode, and is able to process 15 million points per second

Automatica Sprint to run in June, while US Automate postponed

14 December 2020

Automate organisers have switched to a virtual event in 2021, while the Automatica show is to hold a condensed version in Munich in June alongside Laser World of Photonics

Credit: Imec

Imec releases prototype SWIR sensor with 1.82µm pixel pitch

10 December 2020

The sensor is based on a thin-film photodetector monolithically integrated on a custom Si-CMOS readout circuit

Spectral imaging firm Specim acquired by Konica Minolta

30 November 2020

With the acquisition, Konica Minolta adds Specim’s technology and customer base to its sensing business, based in The Netherlands

EMVA to collaborate with photonics association EPIC

26 November 2020

The partnership between the European Machine Vision Association and the European Photonics Industry Consortium will bring together their respective members

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