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STC MEMS, former Infotonics Center, most recently a division of SUNY POLY Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKTS), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal BulkONE® bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced today it has entered into  binding, definitive agreements to acquire assets from the Research Foundation for the State University of...
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Photonics has been at the core of many modern day inventions and economic growth for decades now. However, the environment for photonics technology and component providers remains highly fragmented and fiercely competitive with their OEM customers and end-users further up the value chain realizing more of the value. Is that changing? It appears the public...
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 Acquisition Expands Navitar’s Integrated Imaging Solutions Business Photonics West, January 31, 2017 — Navitar Canada, Inc. (Navitar), an innovative manufacturer of precision optical solutions, announced today the purchase of PixeLINK®, a leading developer of digital cameras for use in industrial, life science, and other advanced imaging applications. Based in Ottawa, ON, Canada, PixeLINK manufactures, optimizes...
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FluxData Inc. has been acquired by Halma PLC, a United Kingdom-based safety, health and environmental safety group. The deal is expected to nearly double the local workforce, company leaders said. FluxData employs 21 people and expects to add another 18 locally and two more in China as a result of the acquisition, FluxData president Pano...
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Rochester, New York – February 17, 2016 – Navitar, Inc, a leading USA-based manufacturer of precision optics and imaging system components, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Hyperion Development, LLC, a leading design firm and manufacturer of custom optical assemblies and OEM solutions. The companies expect the deal to close by the end of...
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M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BinOptics Corporation, a leading merchant provider of Indium Phosphide lasers for Data Centers, Mobile Backhaul, Silicon Photonics and Access Networks, in an all-cash transaction valued at...
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Component and system provider Thorlabs has continued its expansion up the photonics value chain with the acquisition of Corning’s optoelectronics research group – including significant expertise in quantum cascade laser (QCL) development. And the company has immediately followed that up with a strategic partnership involving Daylight Solutions, the San Diego firm that has developed QCL-based products...
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JML Optical Industries has expanded its offerings to customers with the acquisition of a leading manufacturer of cylindrical optics. The Rochester-based optics developer and manufacturer announced today that it has acquired Harold Johnson Optical Laboratories Inc. (HJOL), located in Gardena, Calif. HJOL manufacturers custom optics in prototype and production volume quantities for customers in the defense, industrial, medical and...
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Sydor Instruments aims to significantly grow its newly acquired SABRE Ballistics business by introducing the ballistics testing product line to the U.S. through its customer base in the security and defense industries. Rochester’s Sydor acquired the UK-based ballistics equipment  firm this month, doubling the size of its international customer base, with a projected 50 percent increase in revenues. Sydor will...
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When EMF Corp. needed to increase its manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demands of its thin-film coatings business, the company found its solution in Rochester. With EMF’s recent acquisition of DichroTec Thin Films comes proprietary coating processes and 14 high-capacity, 96-inch coating chambers  that will allow the Dynasil Corp. subsidiary to explore new markets and better serve...
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