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IHS acquires research firms
Digital Lumens installation at Ace Hardware
Samsung exiting LED business
Olmec UK winning team for Most Innovation Machine Vision Project Award
  • IHS acquires research firms

    IHS Acquires DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz

    IHS Inc,  a global source of critical information and insight, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz businesses of The NPD Group, Inc., a market research firm. The...
  • Digital Lumens installation at Ace Hardware

    Digital Lumens Secures $23 Million in New Financing

    Digital Lumens, a specialist in intelligent LED lighting, today announced $23 million in funding from new investors Nokia Growth Partners, Aster Capital, and Goldman Sachs, and current investors, Flybridge Capital Partners,...
  • Samsung exiting LED business
  • Olmec UK winning team for Most Innovation Machine Vision Project Award

    Olmec Wins Machine Vision Project Award

    Olmec UK has won the PPMA Group’s “Most Innovative Machine Vision Project Award” for the development and installation of a multifunctional eight-camera, two-stage inspection system for wound-care...
  • OSA and OIDA Merge Corporate Member Programs

    OSA and OIDA Corporate Member Programs to Merge in 2015

    The Optical Society (OSA) announced that OSA Corporate Associates and the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) will merge into one membership program called OSA Industry Development Associates as of 1 January...
  • Day of Photonics Indonesia 2014

    First EPIC “Day of Photonics” Concludes

    The inaugural edition of “Day of Photonics” took place on 21 October 2014, 21 years after the General Conference of Weights And Measures adopted the value of 299,792.458 kilometres per second (km/s) as the speed of...
  • Graphene Flagship welcomes associated members

    Graphene Flagship Welcomes First Associated Members

    As part of its mission to strengthen Europe’s graphene research and development community, the Graphene Flagship welcomes its first four associated members: Netzsch (Germany), NetComposites (UK), ABB and Imerys...
  • 2013 was a strong year for light technologies

    2013: Taking the pulse of light-technology markets

    We know the significance of the light technologies industries and the impact they are making in important applications around the world. But in 2013 we received much positive market data that indicates the overall health of the many markets that...
  • With best-fit assembly of car body panels automotive manufacturer achieve optimal accuracy of fit and highest flexibility Photo courtesy of Isra Vision

    Update on the European Machine Vision Industry

    It was a powerful message Basler AG, one of the largest producers of digital cameras for industrial applications worldwide, delivered a few days ago. Total sales of the company were reported to risen by 17% in the first nine months 2013; and...
  • Hamatsu is known for its involvement with research projects, developing detectors for the Large Hadron Collider

    Leading Lights: Hamamatsu

    Novus Light Technologies Today provides first-hand insights into the drivers behind the leading companies in the many industries that make up our market. Dave Wilson, Contributing Editor, UK, interviewed Tim Stokes, the recently appointed Managing...
  • Pixelteq at Photonex 2013

    Photonex 2013: Light dawns over Coventry

    Whether you visited last week’s Photonex show (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK) to discover how to build (or buy) a scientific or industrial imaging system, or simply to find a more thrilling way to look at the stars, there was a plethora of...
  • Photonics in the UK

    Photonics in the UK

    Walking around the exhibition hall at Photonex in Coventry, UK, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK photonics industry is made up mainly of distributors. The exhibitors this year are predominantly UK-based distributors. “The UK...
  • Inspection systems make use of the highest speed that CoaXPress offers Photo Suntech Power

    Leading Lights: Active Silicon

    Novus Light Technologies Today provides first-hand insights into the drivers behind the leading companies in the many industries that make up our market. Dave Wilson, Contributing Editor, UK interviewed Colin Pearce, founder and CEO of Active...
  • Pharmaceutical bottle inspection system for imaging 1D and 2D barcodes using an 85mm Edmund Optics Techspec Compact Fixed Focal Length lens to ensure high levels of accuracy for tracking and sorting

    Leading Lights: Edmund Optics

    Novus Light Technologies Today (NLTT) provides first-hand insight into what drives the leading players in the industries that make up our market. Anne Fischer, Managing Editor, had an opportunity to interview Jason Mulliner, Chief Financial Officer...

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