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19 Oct 
PIC developer PHIX raises €1 million investment

Dutch silicon nitride-on-silicon photonic chip developer, sister firm to Lionix International, aims to address growing research markets.

19 Oct 
Trumpf laser sales hit €1.23 billion

German laser and machine tool giant extols benefits of free trade and transatlantic relations as profits rise again.

18 Oct 
ASML beats sales target on extra EUV shipment

Lithography giant on track to smash annual sales record as demand for tools stays strong.

19 Oct 
FIT invests heavily in laser 3D printing systems for metal parts

Specialist German manufacturer of components for aerospace, automotive is buying five EOS M 400-4 laser systems.

18 Oct 
Teledyne e2v sensors to equip LSST telescope

SLAC is building this immense camera, which will record images covering an area 49 times that of a full moon.

16 Oct 
Neutron-star fusion confirmed by LIGO and telescope teams

LIGO facilities and dozens of telescopes make first observation of both gravitational waves and light generated by same 'kilonova' cosmic source.

18 Oct 
Quantum Technologies Flagship prepares for the coming quantum revolution

EC initiative announces research agenda designed to ensure European competitiveness.

17 Oct 
Germany splashes €33m on new Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Cornerstone laid for a new photovoltaics-focused research and development laboratory building at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg.

17 Oct 
Sumitomo achieves 10 petabit/s over multicore, multimode fiber

Company says record-breaking result will contribute towards technology to support post-5G mobile communications.

17 Oct 
Revamped SPIE Photonics Europe event returns to Strasbourg

Digital optics, quantum technologies and 3D printed optics among new conference topics on updated agenda including €50,000 AR/VR challenge.

10 Oct 
AIM Photonics wafer hub poised for mid-2018 start

Start date pushed back several months from initial plan, but officials confident of future impact.

04 Oct 
Nobel winner Weiss hints at neutron-star result

LIGO pioneer also makes political point about evidence-based reasoning in highly entertaining press conference.

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