M&A

YearMonthTypeMother CompanyHQ CountryCompany AcquiredHQ CountryValue of TransactionWebsite Links
2022NovemberAcquisitionBrukerUSAInscopixUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221108005224/en/Bruker-Announces-Acquisition-of-Inscopix-for-Neuroscience-Research
2022NovemberMergerOusterUSAVelodyneUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Lidar_Companies_Velodyne_Ouster_Agree_to_Merge/a68493
2022NovemberAcquisitionLightwave LogicUSAPolymer Technology and Intellectual Property Assets of ChromosolUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Lightwave_Logic_Acquires_Polymer_Tech_Assets/a68538
2022NovemberAcquisitionAMETEKUSANavitar and RTDS TechnologiesUSA$430 millionAMETEK Acquires Navitar, RTDS Technologies | Business | Vision Spectra (photonics.com)
2022
October
Acquisition
Avicena
USA
Micro-LED Fab facility
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Avicena_Acquires_Micro-LED_Fab_Engineering_Team/a68455
2022
October
Acquisition
Viavi
USA
Jackson Labs Technologies
USA
Not disclosed
https://optics.org/news/13/10/20
2022
October
Acquisition
Velodyne Lidar
USA
Bluecity
Canada
Not disclosed
https://velodynelidar.com/press-release/velodyne-lidar-acquires-bluecity/
2022
October

Acquisition

Tech Soft 3D

USA

Redway3D

France

Not disclosed

https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Tech_Soft_3D_Acquires_Redway3D/a68406
2022
September
Acquisition
Nikon
Japan
SLM Solutions
Germany
€622 million
https://www.metal-am.com/nikon-to-acquire-3d-printing-provider-slm-solutions-in-e622m-deal/
2022
September
Acquisition
Lumibird
France
Innoptics
France
Not disclosed
https://www.lumibird.com/wp-content/uploads/220930_LUMIBIRD_INNOPTICS_EN.pdf
2022
SeptemberAcquisitionGroupe GorgeFranceiXblueFrance€410 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Groupe_Gorge_Finalizes_Acquisition_to_Complete/a68404
2022SeptemberAcquisitionExakteraUSAAdvanced IlluminationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Exaktera_Acquires_Advanced_Illumination/a68354
2022SeptemberAcquisitionMaterialiseBelgiumIdentify3DUSANot disclosedhttps://www.materialise.com/en/news/press-releases/acquisition-identify3d
2022SeptemberAcquisitionFAROUSAGEOSLAMUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://lidarnews.com/press-releases/faro-acquires-geoslam/
2022SeptemberAcquisitionBevenic GroupFinlandOPLATEK GROUP OYFinlandNot disclosedhttps://www.oplatek.com/bevenic-group-oy-acquires-oplatek-group-oy/
2022SeptemberMergerRa Medical SystemsUSACatheter PrecisionUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.ramed.com/press-releases/detail/115/ra-medical-systems-enters-into-definitive-merger-agreement
2022SeptemberAcquisitionLASEABelgiumLASER CHEVALFranceNot disclosedhttps://www-clp--laser-fr.translate.goog/fr/article/lasea-acquiert-la-societe-laser-cheval-n1-francais-du-laser-industriel-et-renforce-sa-position-de-leader-en-france-et-en-suisse?_x_tr_sl=fr&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
2022AugustAcquisitionNordsonUSACyberOpticsUSA$380 millionnordson.com/en/our-company/news-room/news-releases/nordson-corporation-announces-agreement-to-acquire-cyberoptics-corporation
2022AugustMergerNUBURUUSATailwindUSAhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220808005192/en/NUBURU-Inc.-a-Leading-Innovator-in-High-Power-and-High-Brightness-Industrial-Blue-Laser-Technology-to-Go-Public-Through-Merger-With-Tailwind-Acquisition-Corp
2022AugustAcquisitionMKS InstrumentsUSAAtotechGermany$4.4 billionhttps://investor.mks.com/news-releases/news-release-details/mks-instruments-announces-closing-atotech-acquisition
2022
July
Acquisition
Markforged
USA

Digital MetalSweden
$40 million
https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/12/markforged-buys-digital-metal/
2022
July
Acquisition
Exo
USA
Medo
Canada
Not disclosed
https://www.exo.inc/press-release/exo-acquires-medo-ai-to-make-medical-imaging-as-easy-as-snapping-a-smartphone-photo/
2022JulyAcquisitionTeledyneUSANL AcousticsFinlandNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Teledyne_Acquires_Majority_Stake_in_NL_Acoustics/a68194#:~:text=THOUSAND%20OAKS%2C%20Calif.%2C%20July,instruments%20and%20predictive%20maintenance%20solutions.
2022JulyAcquisitionWalmartUSAMemomiUSANot disclosedhttps://invisionmag.com/walmart-to-acquire-ar-optical-tech-firm-memomi/
2022JulyAcquisitionVisitechUSAKeynote PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Visitech_Acquires_Keynote_Photonics_Week_in/a68189
2022JulyAcquisitionNano DimensionUSAFormatec Holding B.V (“Admatec/Formatec”)The Netherlands$12.9 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/07/08/2476579/0/en/Nano-Dimension-Acquires-Admatec-and-Formatec-Creating-Metal-Ceramic-Additive-Manufacturing-Portfolio.html
2022JulyAcquisitionTroGroupAustriaInnolas PhotonicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/TroGroup_Acquires_Innolas_Photonics/a68190
2022JulyAcquisitionHeadwall PhotonicsUSAHolographixUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Headwall_Makes_Second_Acquisition_in_a_Week_Adds/a68181
2022JulyAcquisitionSenko Advanced ComponentsJapanCudoFormUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14279856/senko-buys-cudoform-for-copackaged-optics-play
2022JulyAcquisitionHeadwall PhotonicsUSAperClass BVThe NetherlandsNot disclosedphotonics.com/Articles/Headwall_Acquires_Hyperspectral_Imaging_Software/a68171
2022JulyAcquisitionTKH GroupThe NetherlandsNerian VisionGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/TKH_Group_Acquires_3D_Stereoscopic_Imaging/a68221
2022JulyAcquisitionRaytheon UKUnited KingdomNorthern Space and SecurityUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Raytheon_UK_to_Establish_Laser_Weaponry_Center/a68200
2022JuneAcquisitionLumibirdFranceSaab (laser rangefinder business)SwedenNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/13/6/3
2022JuneAcquisitionHamamatsuJapanNKT PhotonicsDenmark€205 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Hamamatsu_to_Acquire_NKT_Photonics/a68131#:~:text=HAMAMATSU%2C%20Japan%2C%20June%2024%2C,fiber%20laser%20manufacturer%20NKT%20Photonics.
2022MayAcquisitionRipley ToolsUSAMultiwave SensorsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2022/05/19/2446994/0/en/Ripley-Tools-Has-Acquired-Multiwave-Sensors.html
2022
May
Acquisition
Spectris
United Kingdom
Dytran Instruments
USA
$82 million
https://newsnreleases.com/2022/05/10/spectris-plc-agrees-to-acquire-dytran-instruments-inc-for-82-million/
2022MayAcquisitionVision EngineeringUnited KingdomMilturn Precision EngineeringUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://metrology.news/vision-engineering-acquisition-strengthens-global-manufacturing-capability/
2022MayAcquisitionClearfieldUSANestor Cables OyFinland$23 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14276730/clearfield-to-buy-finlands-nestor-cables
2022MayAcquisitionBasler AGGermanyAdvanced TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/basler-reaches-agreement-on-the-acquisition-of-the-distribution-business-of-advanced-technologies_N12383.html
2022MayMergerAllied MotionUSAThinGapUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Allied_Motion_Reaches_Merger_Agreement_with/a68034
2022MayAcquisitionQuantum ComputingUSAQPhotonUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Quantum_Computing_Inc_to_Acquire_QPhoton/a68049
2022MayAcquisitionDZSUSAAdaptive Spectrum and Signal AlignmentUSANot disclosedhttps://dzsi.com/news/dzs-to-acquire-assia-portfolio/
2022MayAcquisitionBroadcomUSAVMwareUSA$61 billionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14277268/broadcom-to-buy-vmware
2022MayAcquisitionAdvanced NavigationAustraliaVai PhotonicsAustralia$40 millionhttps://www.afr.com/technology/advanced-navigation-acquires-anu-deep-tech-spin-out-20220503-p5ai3t
2022MayAcquisitionColdQuantaUSASuper.techUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/ColdQuanta_Adds_Supertech_Launches_Cold_Atom/a68015
2022May AcquisitionNetherlands Measurement InstituteNetherlandsChamois MetrologyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220509005300/en/Levine-Leichtman-Capital-Partners-Portfolio-Company-NMi-Acquires-Chamois-Metrology
2022MayAcquisitionDC BLOXUSALight Source CommunicationsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14277076/dc-blox-buys-network-assets-to-complement-sc-cable-landing-station
2022MayAcquisitionPrecisionalUSATrimble (four industrial technology businesses: Protempis, LOADRITE, Spectra Precision Tools, and SECO)
USANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/precisional-completes-acquisition-of-four-industrial-technology-businesses-from-trimble-301542583.html
2022MayAcquisitionDC BLOXUSAAscendant Capital FiberUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14277076/dc-blox-buys-network-assets-to-complement-sc-cable-landing-station
2022
April
Acquisition
Amplitude
France

MW TECHNOLOGIESPortugal
Not disclosedhttps://amplitude-laser.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Press-release-Merge-MWTECH-and-Amplitude-FINAL-VERSION-v3.pdf
2022AprilAcquisitionCARIADGermanyautomotive division of Intenta GmbHGermanyNot disclosedhttps://cariad.technology/de/en/news/stories/CARIAD-acquires-automotive-division-intenta.html
2022AprilAcquisitionProbo MedicalUSACanute MedicalCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.probomedical.com/learn/blog/probo-medical-acquires-canute-medical/
2022AprilAcquisitionAxonUSAFoundry 45USANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/axon-announces-acquisition-of-virtual-reality-training-studio-foundry-45-301519425.html
2022AprilAcquisitionResoneticsUSAEaglePicher Technologies (Medical Power business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/resonetics-announces-acquisition-of-eaglepicher-medical-power-301521252.html
2022AprilAcquisitionQuantifi PhotonicsNew ZealandSmarTest ElectronicsThailandNot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14270736/quantifi-photonics-buys-smartest-electronics-for-800g-transceiver-test-development
2022AprilAcquisitionGetingeSwedenFLUOPTICSFrance€27 millionhttps://www.bioworld.com/articles/518805-getinge-to-acquire-near-infrared-imaging-company-fluoptics-for-27m
2022AprilAcquisitionBlackrock NeurotechUSAMindXUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/blackrock-neurotech-acquires-spatial-computing-software-firm-mindx-to-commercialize-full-stack-brain-computer-interface-product-301528549.html
2022AprilAcquisitionElectro Optic SystemsAustraliaKiwiStar OpticsNew ZealandNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/EOS_Acquires_Longtime_Supplier_KiwiStar_Optics/a67931
2022AprilAcquisitionBosch SensortecGermanyArioso SystemsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.ipms.fraunhofer.de/en/press-media/press/2022/Arioso-Systems-becomes-part-of-Bosch-Sensortec-GmbH.html
2022AprilAcquisitionDigital AlphaUSAUnitas Global (Connectivity Business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14275147/digital-alpha-closes-buy-of-unitas-globals-connectivity-business
2022AprilAcquisitionGoogleUSARaxiumUSANot disclosedhttps://www.led-professional.com/all/google-acquires-microled-startup-raxium
2022AprilAcquisitionCarl Zeiss MeditecGermanyKogent SurgicalUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Laser-Based_Fusion_Energy_Startup_Closes_Funding/a67963
2022AprilAcquisitionCarl Zeiss MeditecGermanyKatalyst SurgicalUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Laser-Based_Fusion_Energy_Startup_Closes_Funding/a67963
2022AprilAcquisitionDiscovery Life SciencesUSACorning (Gentest® business unit)USANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/discovery-life-sciences-to-acquire-gentest-business-from-corning-incorporated-301517318.html
2022AprilAcquisitionCorning IncorporatedUSASaint-Gobain (Shielding and Optics business unit)FranceNot disclosedhttps://www.corning.com/worldwide/en/products/advanced-optics/news-events/news-releases/2022/04/corning-acquires-saint-gobain-s-shielding-and-optics-business-un.html
2022AprilAcquisitionBrukerUSAOptimal Industrial Automation and TechnologiesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220405005227/en/Bruker-Acquires-Optimal-Companies-for-Pharma-PAT-Software-and-Biopharma-Manufacturing-Automation-Expertise-and-Technologies
2022AprilAcquisitionHorizonUSAConsolidated Cooperative (Commercial Fiber business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14274899/horizon-closes-purchase-of-consolidated-cooperatives-commercial-fiber-business
2022MarchAcquisitionSTANDEXUSASENSOR SOLUTIONSUSA$9.7 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/standex-acquires-sensor-solutions-301493338.html
2022MarchAcquisitionAurora Solar TechnologiesCanadaBT ImagingAustraliaCA$16.2 millionhttps://aurorasolartech.com/2022/03/03/aurora-solar-technologies-to-acquire-bt-imaging-to-accelerate-growth/
2022
March
Acquisition
Axion BioSystems
USA
CytoSMART TechnologiesNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/CytoSMART_to_Join_Axion_BioSystems_Following/a67889
2022MarchAcquisitionBoschGermanyAtlatecGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.therobotreport.com/bosch-acquires-atlatec-to-bolster-autonomous-driving-portfolio/
2022MarchAcquisitionSarcosUSARE2 RoboticsUSA$100 millionhttps://www.therobotreport.com/sarcos-acquiring-re2-robotics-for-100m/
2022MarchAcquisitionLuminarUSAFreedom PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Luminar_Acquiring_Laser_Manufacturer_Freedom/a67876
2022MarchAcquisitionClearwave FiberUSARG FIBERUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/clearwave-fiber-acquires-kansas-based-rg-fiber-301510440.html
2022MarchAcquisitionQuantum MachinesIsraelQDevilDenmarkNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/quantum-machines-acquires-qdevil-to-provide-full-stack-orchestration-platform-301513634.html
2022MarchAcquisitionProcess InsightsUSAGuided WaveUSANot disclosedhttps://www.process-insights.com/welcome-guided-wave/#:~:text=Process%20Insights%20Announces%20Acquisition%20of%20Guided%20Wave%20Inc.&text=Process%20Insights%2C%20a%20Union%20Park,Singapore%2Dbased%20Advanced%20Holdings%20Ltd.
2022MarchAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSAMax Analytical TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Thermo_Fisher_Completes_Max_Analytical/a67851
2022MarchAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsGerard Lighting (Pierlite business)AustraliaNot disclosedhttps://www.led-professional.com/all/signify-to-acquire-pierlite-to-strengthen-position-in-australian-and-new-zealand-lighting-markets
2022MarchAcquisitionExproUnited KingdomSolaSenseUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220314005646/en/Expro-Enhances-Well-Integrity-Offering-With-Acquisition-of-Distributed-Fiber-Optic-Sensing-Company
2022MarchAcquisitionSnapUSANextMindFranceNot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2022/03/23/snap-buys-mind-controlled-headband-maker-nextmind/
2022MarchAcquisitionLuna InnovationsUSANKT Photonics (LIOS sensing business)Germany€20 millionhttps://lunainc.com/news/luna-innovations-acquires-lios-sensing
2022MarchAcquisitionCTSUSATEWA Temperature SensorsPoland$24.5 million
https://evertiq.com/design/51486
2022MarchAcquisitionEFFECT PhotonicsThe Netherlands
Viasat (DSP business)USANot disclosedhttps://effectphotonics.com/effect-photonics-acquires-coherent-optical-digital-signal-processing-business-from-viasat/
2022FebruaryAcquisitionSirona MedicalUSANinesUSANot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2022/02/18/sirona-medical-acquires-nines-ais-algorithms-to-rebuild-radiologys-it-from-the-ground-up/
2022FebruaryAcquisitionAmentumUSAPAEUSA$1.9 billionhttps://www.amentum.com/amentum-completes-acquisition-of-pae/
2022FebruaryAcquisitionZebra TechnologiesUSAMatrox ImagingCanada$875 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Zebra_Technologies_to_Acquire_Matrox_Imaging/a67857
2022FebruaryAcquisitionVolatus AerospaceCanadaMVT Geo-SolutionsCanadaCA$1.2 millionhttps://newsdirect.com/news/volatus-aerospace-to-acquire-mvt-geo-solutions-inc-a-quebec-based-geomatics-service-company-958015154
2022
February
Acquisition
3D Systems
USA
Titan Robotics
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.3dsystems.com/press-releases/3d-systems-add-extrusion-technology-solution-portfolio-acquisition-titan-additive
2022FebruaryAcquisitionSivers SemiconductorsSwedenMixCommUSA$22.5 millionhttps://www.sivers-semiconductors.com/press/sivers-semiconductors-completes-acquisition-of-mixcomm/
2022FebruaryAcquisitionnLightUSAPlasmo IndustrietechnikAustriaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/nLight_Acquires_plasmo_Industrietechnik_Adds/p6/vo214/i1381/a67779
2022FebruaryMergerSecond SightUSANano Precision MedicalUSA$8 millionhttps://www.nanoprecisionmedical.com/press-release-second-sight-medical-products-and-nano-precision-medical-announce-merger-agreement
2022
February
Acquisition
BelGaN
Belgium
ON Semiconductor Belgium
Belgium
Not disclosed
https://compoundsemiconductor.net/article/114243/BelGaN_Acquires_ON_Semiconductor
2022FebruaryAcquisitionBellCanadaEBOXCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14234630/bell-acquires-quebec-service-provider-ebox
2022FebruaryAcquisitionOcean InsightGermanyInternational Light TechnologiesUSA$26.6 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Ocean_Insight_Acquires_ILT_Adds_Light/p6/vo214/i1381/a67802
2022February

Acquisition
IBM
USA
Neudesic
USA
Not disclosed
https://newsroom.ibm.com/2022-02-15-IBM-Acquires-Neudesic,-Leading-Microsoft-Azure-Consultancy
2022
February
Acquisition
EMCORE
USA
L3Harris (Space and Navigation Business)
USA
$5 million
https://www.photonics.com/Articles/EMCORE_to_Acquire_L3Harris_Space_and_Navigation/a67786
2022
February
Acquisition
Intel
USA
Tower Semiconductor
Israel
$5.4 billion
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/newsroom/news/feb-2022-corporate-news.html
2022February
Acquisition
TRUMPF
Germany
Active Fiber Systems
Germany
Not disclosed
https://www.photonics.com/Articles/TRUMPF_Acquires_Majority_Stake_in_Active_Fiber/a67785
2022
February
Acquisition
Sensata
USA
Elastic M2M
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Sensata_Acquires_Elastic_M2M_Week_in_Brief/a67809
2022
February
Acquisition
H5 Data Centers
USA
vXchnge (bought seven data centers)
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14233001/h5-data-centers-buys-seven-data-centers-from-vxchnge
2022
February
Acquisition
SEACOM
South Africa
Africell (Uganda assets)
United Kingdom
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14233951/seacom-buys-africell-uganda-assets-for-east-african-expansion
2022
February
Acquisition
Goldman Sachs
USA
ImOn Communications
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14234310/goldman-sachs-to-buy-fttp-broadband-provider-imon
2022JanuaryAcquisitionBlue OriginUSAHoneybee RoboticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.honeybeerobotics.com/news-events/honeybee-robotics-to-join-blue-origin/
2022
January
Acquisition
KPM Analytics
USA
Bruins Instruments
Germany
Not disclosed
https://optics.org/news/13/1/21
2022JanuaryAcquisitionABB OpticalUSAMagicLensUSANot disclosedhttps://www.auganix.org/carear-announces-acquisition-of-magiclens-a-3d-visualization-and-augmented-reality-platform/
2022
January

Acquisition
Nano Dimension
USA
Global Inkjet Systems
United Kingdom
Not disclosed
https://www.globalinkjetsystems.com/nano-dimension-acquires-global-inkjet-systems-implements-its-vision-for-specialized-3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing/
2022JanuaryAcquisitionQualcommUSAAugmented PixelsUkraineNot disclosedhttps://www.intellinews.com/qualcomm-acquires-ukraine-born-augmented-pixels-to-beef-up-ar-vr-development-capacities-232184/
2022
January
Acquisition
DataBank
USA
CyrusOne (purchased four data centers)
USA
$670 million
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14224203/databank-nabs-four-houstonarea-data-centers-from-cyrusone-for-670-million
2022JanuaryAcquisitionAllied MotionUSASpectrum ControlsUSA$70 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Allied_Motion_Acquires_Spectrum_Controls/a67649
2022
January
Acquisition
Meta Platforms
USA
ImagineOptix
USA
Not disclosed
https://arvrnews.co/vr-news/vr-and-ar-optics-tech-developer-imagineoptix-gets-acquired-by-meta/
2022JanuaryAcquisitionIMV TechnologiesFranceVESCOUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.imv-technologies.com/news/ves-custom-optics-joins-the-imv-technologies-group
2022
January
Merger
MetroNet
USA
Vexus Fiber
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14232944/fttp-broadband-providers-metronet-vexus-merge
2022JanuaryAcquisitionCareARUSAMagicLensUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carear-a-xerox-company-continues-growth-with-acquisition-of-magiclens-a-3d-visualization-and-augmented-reality-platform-301458168.html
2022
January
Acquisition
EOTech
USA
Intevac (Photonics business unit)
USA
$100 million
https://www.govconwire.com/2022/01/eotech-acquires-intevacs-photonics-business-for-100m/
2022JanuaryAcquisitionSKFSwedenLaser Cladding VentureBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skf-acquires-additive-manufacturing-company-301457293.html
2022
January
Acquisition
Beanfield Metroconnect
Canada
FibreStream
Canada
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14232792/beanfield-metroconnect-buys-fibrestream-expanding-residential-base
2022JanuaryAcquisitionSnapUSACompound PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ledinside.com/node/32532
2022
January
Acquisition
Voyager Space
USA
Space Micro
USA
Not disclosed
https://news.satnews.com/2022/01/10/voyager-space-completes-acquisition-of-space-micro/
2022
January
Acquisition
Furhat Robotics
Sweden
Misty Robotics
USA
Not disclosed
https://furhatrobotics.com/press-releases/furhat-robotics-acquires-misty-robotics/
2022
January
Acquisition
Zayo

USA
QOS Networks
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14223648/zayo-group-buys-qos-networks-for-sdwan-capabilities
2022
January
Acquisition
mdGroup
USA
GeoCue
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.photonics.com/Articles/mdGroup_Acquires_GeoCue_Group/a67688
2022
January
Acquisition
Bystronic
Switzerland

Antil
Italy
CHF 13 million
https://www.bystronic.ch/en/news/media-releases/Bystronic-uebernimmt-Antil.php
2022
January
Acquisition
Digital Realty
USA
Teraco
South Africa
$3.5 billion (to acquire a 55% stake)
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14223054/digital-realty-to-buy-majority-stake-in-south-african-colocation-services-supplier-teraco
2022
January
Acquisition
Carlyle
USA
Involta
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14223014/carlyle-to-buy-data-center-services-provider-involta
2022
January
Acquisition
C Spire
USA
Troy Cablevision
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14222973/c-spire-completes-acquisition-of-troy-cablevision-union-springs-telephone
2022
January
Acquisition
C Spire
USA
Union Springs
USA
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14222973/c-spire-completes-acquisition-of-troy-cablevision-union-springs-telephone
2021
December
Acquisition
Omega Optical
USA
Optometrics
USA
Not disclosed
https://optics.org/news/12/12/34
2021
Acquisition
Acquisition
Omega Optical
USA
EMF
USA
Not disclosed
https://optics.org/news/12/12/34
2021
December
Acquisition
Signify
Netherlands
Fluence
USA
$272 million
https://optics.org/news/12/12/29
2021DecemberAcquisitionEquinixUSAMainOneNigeria$320 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14215209/equinix-to-buy-mainone-for-africa-reach
2021
December
Acquisition
Emtelle
United Kingdom
Afripipes
UAE
Not disclosed
https://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14222564/emtelle-buys-afripipes-for-microduct-portfolio-expansion
2021NovemberAcquisitionNovaIsraelancosysGermany$100 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/il/news-releases/nova-expands-into-advanced-chemical-metrology-with-ancosys-acquisition-301426028.html
2021NovemberAcquisitionKKR and Global Infrastructure Partners
USACyrusOne
USA$15 billionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14214069/kkr-global-infrastructure-partners-to-buy-data-center-reit-cyrusone
2021NovemberAcquisitionTrumpfGermanyTrumpf SismaGermany, ItalyNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/12/11/22
2021NovemberAcquisitionViasatUSAInmarsatUnited Kingdom$7.3 billionhttps://www.inmarsat.com/en/news/latest-news/corporate/2021/viasat-inmarsat-to-combine.html
2021NovemberAcquisitionAmerican TowerUSACoreSiteUSA$10.1 billionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14214074/american-tower-expands-data-center-ambitions-with-coresite-acquisition-agreement
2021NovemberAcquisitionPrysmianItalyOmnisensSwitzerlandCHF 18.8 millionhttps://www.prysmiangroup.com/en/press-release/prysmian-group-acquires-swiss-omnisens
2021NovemberAcquisitionSantecJapanJGR OpticsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/12/11/18
2021NovemberAcquisitionSantecJapanOptoTestUSANot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/12/11/18
2021NovemberAcquisitionLumentumUSANeoPhotonicsUSA$918 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Lumentum_Acquires_NeoPhotonics/a67501
2021NovemberAcquisitionNano DimensionIsraelEssemtecSwitzerland$15.1 million to $24.8 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/11/03/2326485/0/en/Nano-Dimension-Acquires-Essemtec-AG-Surface-Mount-Pick-Place-Systems-Supplier-for-the-PCB-and-OEM-Industries.html
2021NovemberAcquisitionCACIUSASA PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://investor.caci.com/news/news-details/2021/CACI-Enters-Agreement-to-Acquire-SA-Photonics-Inc/default.aspx
2021NovemberAcquisitionCytekUSATonbo Biosciences (cell analysis business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Cytek_Adds_Flow_Cytometry_Capabilities_Makes/a67499
2021NovemberAcquisitionAllied MotionUSAORMECUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Allied_Vision_Acquires_ORMEC_Expands_Motion/a67493
2021NovemberAcquisitionPrototalSwedenProsilasItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.3dprintingmedia.network/prototal-acquires-italian-3d-printing-service-provider-prosilas/#:~:text=The%20agreement%2C%20which%20was%20signed,all%20under%20a%20single%20brand.
2021OctoberAcquisitionSiversSwedenMixCommUSA$135 to $155 millionhttp://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2021/oct/sivers-151021.shtml
2021OctoberAcquisitionHÜBNER PhotonicsSwedenVALO InnovationsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://hubner-photonics.com/news/hubner-photonics-aquires-valo-innovations/
2021OctoberAcquisitionSCHOTT MINIFABGermanyApplied MicroarraysUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/SCHOTT_Signs_Agreement_to_Acquire_Applied/a67386
2021OctoberMergerSupernova IIUSARigetti ComputingUSANot disclosedhttps://www.rigetti.com/merger-announcement
2021OctoberAcquisitionBizLinkUSALeoni (Industrial Solutions business)GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Photonics_News_Week_in_Brief_10_11_21/a67426
2021OctoberAcquisitionInTestUSAVideology Imaging SolutionsUSA$12 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/InTest_Expands_Automation_Capabilities_with/a67481
2021OctoberAcquisitionInTestUSAVideology Imaging Solutions EuropeUSA$12 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/InTest_Expands_Automation_Capabilities_with/a67481
2021OctoberAcquisitionIn Place MachiningUSAOASIS Alignment ServicesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.oasisalignment.com/blog/in-place-machining-company-acquires-oasis-alignment-services/
2021OctoberAcquisitionCGI Automated ManufacturingUSAAdvanced Laser MachiningUSANot disclosedhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/core-industrial-partners-portfolio-company-103000839.html
2021OctoberAcquisitionNovacapUSAStratusUSANot disclosedhttps://www.digitalinfrastructureinvestor.com/2021/10/25/stratus-to-join-forces-with-novacap-to-further-accelerate-growth/
2021OctoberAcquisitionQualcomm and SSW PartnersUSAVeoneerSweden$4.5 billionhttps://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2021/10/04/qualcomm-and-ssw-partners-reach-definitive-agreement-acquire-veoneer
2021OctoberAcquisitionStratasysUSAXaar 3DUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.3dprintingmedia.network/stratasys-acquires-all-remaining-shares-of-xaar-3d/
2021OctoberAcquisitionPrecision OpticsUSALighthouse ImagingUSA$2.85 millionhttps://www.lighthouseoptics.com/precision-optics-acquires-lighthouse-imaging/
2021OctoberMergerCepton TechnologiesUSAGrowth CapitalUSA$1.5 billionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Cepton_Technologies_to_Go_Public_via_SPAC_Merger/a67239
2021OctoberAcquisitionTibidabo Scientific IndustriesIrelandLambert InstrumentsNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.lambertinstruments.com/news-items/2021/10/4/tibidabo-scientific-industries-announces-the-acquisition-of-lambert-instruments-bv-a-leader-in-high-speed-scientific-and-fluorescence-imaging
2021OctoberAcquisitionJenoptikGermanySwissOpticSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.us/investors/news-and-adhoc-releases/2021/10/19/berliner-glas-medical-and-swissoptic
2021OctoberAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyBerliner Glas MedicalGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.com/press/pressreleases/2021/10/19/acquisition-of-berliner-glas-and-swissoptic
2021OctoberAcquisitionOusterUSASense PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://ouster.com/blog/ouster-to-acquire-sense-photonics-to-form-ouster-automotive/
2021SeptemberAcquisitionVistaUSABlue PrismUnited Kingdom$1.5 billionhttps://techcrunch.com/2021/09/28/rpa-industry-consolidation-continues-with-sale-of-blue-prism-to-vista-for-1-095b/
2021SeptemberAcquisition3D SystemsUSAOqtonBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://www.3dsystems.com/press-releases/3d-systems-drive-adoption-additive-manufacturing-production-environments-acquisition
2021SeptemberAcquisitionDesktop MetalUSAAidroItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.3dprintingmedia.network/desktop-metal-acquires-hydraulics-3d-printing-specialist-aidro/
2021SeptemberMergerValensIsraelPTK Acquisition Corp.USANot disclosedhttps://www.valens.com/press-releases/valens-semiconductor-and-ptk-acquisition-corp-announce-closing-of-business-combination
2021SeptemberAcquisitionLocus RoboticsUSAWaypoint RoboticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.therobotreport.com/locus-robotics-acquires-waypoint-robotics-to-diversify-amr-lineup/
2021SeptemberAcquisitionMaterionUSAH.C. Starck USA$380 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005444/en/Materion-to-Acquire-H.C.-Starck%E2%80%99s-Electronic-Materials-Portfolio-Creating-a-Global-Leader-in-Premium-Thin-Film-Materials-for-the-Semiconductor-Market
2021SeptemberAcquisitionMetroNetUSACTSUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210915005143/en/Michigan-Based-CTS-to-Join-MetroNet
2021SeptemberAcquisitionTrilantic USA3D Systems (acquisition of On-Demand Manufacturing business)USA$82 millionhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/trilantic-wraps-up-82m-acquisition-of-3d-systems-quickparts-business-196710/
2021SeptemberAcquisitionWenglor SensoricGermanyTPL VisionUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://metrology.news/wenglor-sensoric-acquires-illumination-experts-tpl-vision/
2021SeptemberAcquisitionSynopsysUSABISTel (acquisition of the semiconductor and flat panel display solutions)South KoreaNot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/2021-09-02-Synopsys-Completes-the-Acquisition-of-the-Semiconductor-and-Flat-Panel-Display-Solutions-from-BISTel
2021SeptemberAcquisitionIndie SemiconductorUSATeraXionCanada$159 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/indie_Semiconductor_to_Acquire_TeraXion/a67321
2021AugustAcquisitionMobix LabsUSACosemi TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14208579/mobix-labs-closes-cosemi-technologies-acquisition
2021AugustAcquisitionAnsysUSAZemaxUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ansys.com/news-center/press-releases/08-30-21-ansys-to-acquire-zemax-pursuant-to-definitive-acquisition-agreement
2021AugustAcquisitionDesktop MetalUSAExOneUSA$575 millionhttps://ir.desktopmetal.com/news/press-releases/detail/68/desktop-metal-to-acquire-exone-cementing-its-leadership-in
2021AugustAcquisitionMeta MaterialsCanadaNanotech SecurityCanadaC$90.8 millionhttps://metamaterial.com/meta-announces-agreement-to-acquire-nanotech-security-corp-for-c90-8-million/
2021AugustAcquisitionPhantom SpaceUSAMicro Aerospace SolutionsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/phantom-space-acquires-micro-aerospace-solutions-to-strengthen-its-spacecraft-technology--vertical-market-integration-301356788.html
2021AugustMergerADTRANUSAADVAUSANot disclosedhttps://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210830-adtran-and-adva-announce-combination
2021AugustAcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSACGI Automated ManufacturingUSANot disclosedhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/cutting/article/14208599/core-industrial-partners-acquires-cgi-automated-manufacturing
2021AugustAcquisitiononsemiUSAGT Advanced TechnologiesUSA$415 millionhttps://www.onsemi.com/company/news-media/press-announcements/en/onsemi-to-acquire-gt-advanced-technologies
2021AugustAcquisitionSensata TechnologiesUSASPEAR POWER SYSTEMSUSANot disclosedhttps://www.spearpowersystems.com/about/media/news/spear-power-systems-to-be-acquired-by-sensata-technologies-furthering-sensatas-electrification-strategy/
2021JulyAcquisitionMKS InstrumentsUSAAtotechGermany$5.1 billionhttps://investor.mks.com/news-releases/news-release-details/mks-instruments-acquire-atotech
2021JulyAcquisitionNovantaUSAATI Industrial AutomationUSA$172 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210719005221/en/Novanta-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-ATI
2021JulyAcquisitionNovantaUSASchneider Electric MotionUSA$115 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210712005129/en/Novanta-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-Schneider-Electric-Motion-USA
2021JulyAcquisitionMarpossItalyJenoptikGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.marposs.com/eng/news/marposs-and-jenoptik-agreement
2021JulyAcquisitionDesktop MetalUSAAerosintBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://ir.desktopmetal.com/news/press-releases/detail/63/desktop-metal-acquires-aerosint-adding-multi-material
2021JulyAcquisitionPrototekUSAMidwest PrototypingUSANot disclosedhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/prototek-buys-into-3d-printing-with-acquisition-of-midwest-prototyping-193185/
2021JulyAcquisitionHalo TechnologyUSAARIA TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14206632/halo-technology-group-buys-aria-technologies-solid-optics
2021JulyAcquisitionHalo TechnologyUSASolid OpticsNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14206632/halo-technology-group-buys-aria-technologies-solid-optics
2021JulyAcquisitionLumibirdFranceArevaFranceNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/12/7/33
2021JulyAcquisitionIn-Place MachiningUSAExact MetrologyUSANot disclosedhttps://metrology.news/in-place-machining-acquires-exact-metrology/
2021JulyMergerFathomUSAAltimarUSANot disclosedhttps://atmr.altimaracquisition.com/
2021JulyAcquisitionEssentiumUSAColliderUSANot disclosedhttps://www.essentium.com/news/essentium-to-acquire-collider-to-advance-game-changing-dlp-3d-printing-technology/
2021JulyAcquisitionSandvikSwedenDWFritz AutomationUSANot disclosedhttps://metrology.news/sandvik-to-acquire-metrology-and-automation-company-dwfritz-automation/
2021JulyAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsTelensaUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.signify.com/global/our-company/news/press-releases/2021/20210701-signify-expands-offering-for-smart-cities-by-acquiring-telensa
2021JulyAcquisitionHexagonSwedenImmersalFinlandNot disclosedhttps://hexagon.com/news/press-releases?page=/en/hexagon-expands-its-smart-digital-reality-capabilities-acquisition-immersal
2021JulyAcquisitionABBSwitzerlandASTISpainNot disclosedhttps://new.abb.com/news/detail/80654/abb-to-acquire-asti-mobile-robotics-group-to-drive-next-generation-of-flexible-automation-with-autonomous-mobile-robots
2021JulyAcquisitionRohde & SchwarzGermanyZurich InstrumentsSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.rohde-schwarz.com/us/about/news-press/all-news/rohde-schwarz-strengthens-position-in-quantum-technology-market-by-acquiring-zurich-instruments-ag-press-release-detailpage_229356-1094656.html
2021JulyAcquisitionOmega OpticalUSASpectral SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://vermontbiz.com/news/2021/july/06/omega-optical-acquires-spectral-systems
2021JulyAcquisitionLuminar TechnologiesUSAOptoGrationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2021-07-19/luminar-acquiring-exclusive-lidar-chip-partner-and-specialized-fab
2021JuneAcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSAHoloBuilderUSANot disclosedhttps://www.faro.com/en/News-Library/2021/FARO-Expands-Digital-Twin-Product-Suite-Acquires-HoloBuilder-Inc
2021JuneAcquisitionAgile SpaceUSATronix3DUSANot disclosedhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/agile-space-industries-buys-tronix3d-to-deliver-improved-space-ready-rocket-engines-191392/
2021JuneAcquisitionAcuity BrandsUSAams OSRAM Digital Systems BusinessAustriaNot disclosedhttps://www.osram-group.com/en/media/press-releases/pr-2021/04-06-2021
2021JuneAcquisitionGrainUSANetwork Wireless SolutionsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210602005621/en/Grain-Management-Announces-Acquisition-of-NWS
2021JuneMergerQuanergyUSACITIC CapitalChinaNot disclosedhttps://siliconangle.com/2021/06/22/lidar-company-quanergy-systems-go-public-via-spac-1-4b-deal/
2021JuneAcquisitionCELLINKUSADiscover EchoUSA$110 millionhttps://www.cellink.com/cellink-has-entered-into-an-agreement-to-acquire-discover-echo-inc/
2021JuneAcquisitionSchunkGermanyMajority stake in Pulsar PhotonicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/tech-giant-acquires-majority-stake-fraunhofer-spin?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Rockley%20Photonics%20wins%20IEEE%20award%20for%20work%20on%20co-packaged%20optics&utm_campaign=EO%20June%20%202021%20Newsline%20part%202&utm_term=Electro%20Optics
2021JuneMergerHoneywellUSACambridge QuantumUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://cambridgequantum.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/210608_CQ_HON_PressRelease.pdf
2021JuneAcquisitionZayoUSAIntelligent Fiber NetworkUSANot disclosedhttps://www.zayo.com/newsroom/zayo-completes-acquisition-of-intelligent-fiber-network
2021JuneAcquisitionExcelitasUSAPCOGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.excelitas.com/press-release/excelitas-technologies-announces-agreement-acquire-pco-ag
2021MayAcquisitionSnapUSAWaveOpticsUnited Kingdom$500 million https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/21/snap-acquires-ar-startup-waveoptics-which-provides-tech-for-spectacles-for-over-500m/
2021MayAcquisitionCELLINKUSANanoscribeGermany€34 millionhttps://www.cellink.com/cellink-has-entered-into-an-agreement-to-acquire-nanoscribe/
2021MayAcquisitionInnoLas SolutionsGermanyMeyer Burger SwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.innolas-solutions.com/media/press-releases/details/innolas-solutions-staerkt-photovoltaikgeschaeft-durch-neuauftrag-von-meyer-burger-technology-ag0/
2021MayAcquisition3D SystemsUSAAlleviUSANot disclosedhttps://www.3dsystems.com/press-releases/3d-systems-announces-two-strategic-growth-acquisitions
2021MayAcquisitioniXblueFranceKyliaFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.ixblue.com/news/ixblue-acquires-kylia-and-muquans-create-new-european-leader-photonics-and-quantum
2021MayAcquisitionSensirionSwitzerlandIRsweepSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.sensirion.com/en/about-us/newsroom/news-and-press-releases/detail/news/sensirion-fully-acquires-infrared-spectrometer-specialist-irsweep/
2021MayAcquisitionZEISSGermanyCapture 3DUSANot disclosedhttps://www.zeiss.com/metrology/about-us/press/2021/iqs-project-caledon.html
2021MayAcquisitionOndasUSAAmerican RoboticsUSA$70.6 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210517005438/en/Ondas-Holdings-Announces-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-American-Robotics-Inc.
2021MayAcquisitioniXblueFranceMuquansFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.ixblue.com/news/ixblue-acquires-kylia-and-muquans-create-new-european-leader-photonics-and-quantum
2021MayAcquisitionCELLINKUSAVisikolUSA$7.5 millionhttps://www.cellink.com/cellink-has-acquired-visikol/
2021MayAcquisitionDesktop MetalUSAAdaptive3DUSANot disclosedhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/desktop-metal-ramps-up-expansion-with-adaptive3d-acquisition-after-35-q1-2021-revenue-rise-190218/
2021MayAcquisitionSmart EyeSwedenAffectivaUSA$73.5 millionhttp://corp.smarteye.se/en/press/press-releases/press-detail/?slug=smart-eye-enters-into-an-agreement-to-acquire-affectiva-and-intends-to-raise-equity-in-a-directed-share-issue
2021MayAcquisitionGrainUSATachusUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210505005657/en/Grain-Management-Announces-Acquisition-of-Tachus
2021MayAcquisitionVIA optronicsGermanyGermaneersGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210521005211/en/VIA-optronics-Announces-Acquisition-of-Germaneers
2021MayAcquisition3D SystemsUSAAdditive WorksGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.3dsystems.com/press-releases/3d-systems-announces-two-strategic-growth-acquisitions
2021MayAcquisitionNanosysUSAglōUSANot disclosedhttps://www.nanosys.co/news/2021/5/20/nanosys-acquires-leading-microled-company-gl
2021MayAcquisitionSalvo TechnologiesUSAKreischer OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://salvotechnologies.com/2021/04/27/salvo-technologies-acquires-kreischer-optics-ltd/
2021MayAcquisitionQorvoUSANextInputUSANot disclosedhttps://www.qorvo.com/newsroom/news/2021/qorvo-acquires-leading-mems-based-sensor-solution-provider-nextinput
2021MayAcquisitionMKS InstrumentsUSAPhoton ControlCanadaCAD $387 millionhttps://investor.mksinst.com/news-releases/news-release-details/mks-instruments-announces-agreement-acquire-photon-control
2021MayAcquisitionCisco SystemsUSASedona SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/corporate-strategy-office/acquisitions/sedona-systems.html
2021MayAcquisitionSpectrum PlasticsUSALaser Light TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.spectrumplastics.com/about/news-events/spectrum-plastics-group-acquires-laser-light-technologies/
2021MayAcquisitionAMETEKUSANSI-MI TechnologiesUSA$230 millionhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2021/may/ametek-acquires-nsi-mi-technologies
2021MayAcquisitionTrend NetworksUnited KingdomTTIUSANot disclosedhttps://www.trend-networks.com/trend-networks-acquires-fibre-test-equipment-manufacturer-terahertz-technologies-inc/
2021AprilAcquisitionMaterialiseBelgiumLink3DUSANot disclosedhttps://www.materialise.com/en/press-releases/materialise-acquires-option-to-buy-link3D
2021AprilAcquisitionGlamoxNorwayLuminellNorwayNot disclosedhttps://www.led-professional.com/all/glamox-acquires-luminell
2021AprilAcquisitionNetwork ConnexUSAAdvantage EngineersUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005171/en/Network-Connex-Acquires-Advantage-Engineers
2021AprilAcquisitionExOneUSAFreshmade 3D USANot disclosedhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/exone-buys-freshmade-3ds-industrial-tool-3d-printing-technology-189253/
2021AprilAcquisitionLeonardoItalyHENSOLDTGermany€606 millionhttps://www.leonardocompany.com/en/press-release-detail/-/detail/24-04-2021-leonardo-acquista
2021AprilMergerSarcos RoboticsUSARotor Acquisition Corp.USANot disclosedhttps://www.sarcos.com/press-releases/sarcos-robotics-to-merge-with-rotor-acquisition-corp/
2021AprilAcquisitionKraken RoboticsCanada13 RoboticsBrazil220000https://krakenrobotics.com/kraken-closes-acquisition-of-brazilian-underwater-robotics-company/
2021AprilAcquisitionBrooks AutomationUSAPrecise AutomationUSA$70 millionhttps://metrology.news/brooks-announces-agreement-to-acquire-precise-automation/
2021AprilMergerAmplitude TechnologiesFranceAmplitude Systèmes FranceNot disclosedhttps://amplitude-laser.com/news/amplitude-technologies-and-amplitude-systemes-merge-and-now-operate-under-amplitude-name/
2021AprilAcquisitionHitachiJapanKyoto RoboticsJapanNot disclosedhttps://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2021/04/210408.pdf
2021AprilAcquisitionFagerhultSwedenSenecoDenmarkNot disclosedhttps://ir.fagerhultgroup.com/en/press-releases?page=/perma/press/1904144
2021AprilAcquisitionNano DimensionIsraelNanoFabricaIsrael$54.9 million to $59.4 millionhttps://www.3dprintingmedia.network/breaking-nano-dimension-acquires-nanofabrica/
2021AprilAcquisitionNano DimensionIsraelDeepCubeIsrael$70 millionhttps://3dprint.com/281071/nano-dimension-makes-second-acquisition-in-a-week/
2021AprilAcquisitionHexagonSwedenCADLMFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.hexagonmi.com/fr-CH/about-us/news/media-releases/2021/april-2021/hexagon-enhances-its-smart-manufacturing-autonomous-and-digital-twin-capabilities
2021AprilAcquisitionNikonJapanMorf3DUSA$91 millionhttps://www.nikon.com/news/2021/0406_01.htm
2021AprilAcquisitionSensata TechnologiesUSAXirgo TechnologiesUSA$400 millionhttps://www.sensata.com/contact/newsroom/sensata-technologies-completes-acquisition-xirgo-technologies
2021AprilAcquisitionAccentureIrelandPolluxBrazilNot disclosedhttps://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-completes-acquisition-of-pollux.htm
2021AprilAcquisitionCrossUSARegal MetrologyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.crossco.com/blog/cross-company-acquires-regal-metrology/
2021MarchAcquisitionLeica MicrosystemsGermanyAiviaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.leica-microsystems.com/company/news/news-details/article/leica-microsystems-acquires-aivia-a-leading-ai-enabled-3d-microscopy-image-visualization-and-analysis-software-solution/
2021MarchAcquisitionCONTROPIsraelESC BAZIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.controp.com/category/press-releases/acquisition-esc-baz.aspx
2021MarchAcquisitionGlamoxNorwayLiteIPUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.led-professional.com/all/glamox-has-acquired-uk-based-wireless-lighting-controls-company
2021MarchAcquisitionTRUMPFGermanyLantekSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.trumpf.com/en_SE/presse/global-press-releases/press-release-detail-page/release/trumpf-enters-into-close-partnership-with-lantek-and-expands-software-business/
2021MarchMergerRockley PhotonicsUnited KingdomSC HealthSingaporeNot disclosedhttps://www.nasdaq.com/articles/rockley-photonics-to-go-public-through-spac-merger-quick-facts-2021-03-19
2021MarchMergerHeidelberg InstrumentsGermanyMultiphoton OpticsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://heidelberg-instruments.com/blogpost-first/
2021MarchAcquisitionHorizonUSAInfinity FiberUSANot disclosedhttps://www.horizonconnects.com/horizon-acquires-infinity-fiber-llc/
2021MarchAcquisitionBoston ScientificUSALumenisIsrael$1.07 billionhttps://news.bostonscientific.com/2021-03-03-Boston-Scientific-Announces-Agreement-To-Acquire-Lumenis-LTD-Surgical-Business-From-Baring-Private-Equity-Asia
2021MarchAcquisitionLumibirdFranceSaabSwedenNot disclosedhttps://www.lumibird.com/wp-content/uploads/20210303Lumibird_SAAB_EN.pdf
2021MarchAcquisition3D Printing TechUSAVoodooUSANot disclosedhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/3d-printing-tech-eyes-largest-us-fdm-print-farm-with-voodoo-manufacturing-acquisition-185625/
2021MarchAcquisitionAMETEKUSAMagnetrolUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2021/march/ametek-announces-three-acquisitions
2021MarchAcquisitionAtar CapitalUSAUniversal Lighting Technologies (acquired from parent company, Panasonic Corp.) USANot disclosedhttps://www.led-professional.com/all/atar-capital-acquires-universal-lighting-technologies-and-douglas-lighting-controls-from-panasonic-corporation
2021MarchAcquisitionAtar CapitalUSADouglas Lighting Controls (acquired from parent company, Panasonic Corp.) CanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.douglaslightingcontrols.com/resources/press_release/UDLA%20Press%20Release.pdf
2021MarchAcquisitionAMETEKUSACrank SoftwareCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2021/march/ametek-announces-three-acquisitions
2021MarchAcquisitionAMETEKUSAEGS AutomationGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2021/march/ametek-announces-three-acquisitions
2021MarchAcquisition5N PlusCanadaAZUR SPACEGermany€73-79 millionhttp://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2021/mar/5nplus-300321.shtml
2021MarchAcquisitionAMETEKUSAAbaco SystemsUSA$1.35 billionhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2021/march/ametek-announces-agreement-to-acquire-abaco-systems
2021MarchAcquisitionSenseeker EngineeringUSASE-IRUSANot disclosedhttps://www.senseeker.com/news/PR-20210302.htm
2021MarchAcquisitionAIMS MetrologyUSAMeasurement SpecialtiesUSANot disclosedhttps://gearsolutions.com/news/aims-metrology-acquires-measurement-specialties-inc/
2021MarchAcquisitionConcept MachineUSAB.C. MacDonaldUSANot disclosedhttps://conceptmachine.com/upcoming-events-2/
2021MarchAcquisitionConcept MachineUSAMetrology CenterUSANot disclosedhttps://conceptmachine.com/upcoming-events-2/
2021MarchAcquisitionMBF BioscienceUSAVidrio TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.mbfbioscience.com/blog/2021/03/mbf-acquisition-vidrio-technologies/
2021MarchAcquisitionSolid StateUnited KingdomActive SiliconUnited Kingdom£6.3 millionhttps://www.activesilicon.com/news-media/news/active-silicon-acquired-by-solid-state/
2021MarchAcquisitionPhysik InstrumenteGermanyP·G·W-Precision GraniteJapanNot disclosedhttps://www.physikinstrumente.com/en/news-events/news/news-detailpage/physik-instrumente-acquires-pgw/
2021MarchAcquisitionEssilorLuxotticaFranceWalmanUSANot disclosedhttps://www.essilorluxottica.com/essilorluxottica-signs-agreement-acquire-walman-us
2021MarchAcquisitionLynn ElectronicsUSATotal Cable SolutionsUSANot disclosedhttps://totalcablesolutions.com/tcs-growing-stronger-with-lynn-electronics/
2021MarchAcquisitionUnityUSAVisualLiveUSANot disclosedhttps://investors.unity.com/news/news-details/2021/Unity-Acquires-Augmented-Reality-Construction-Platform-VisualLive/default.aspx
2021MarchMergerdMY TechnologyUSAIonQUSANot disclosedhttps://ionq.com/news/march-08-2021-ionq-to-become-first-public-quantum-computer-company
2021MarchAcquisitionII-VIUSACoherentUSA$7 billionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Coherent_Opts_for_II-VI_Takeover/a66843
2021FebruaryAcquisitionCELLINKUSAGinolisUSA€70 millionhttps://www.cellink.com/cellink-has-entered-into-an-agreement-to-acquire-the-advanced-robotics-and-diagnostics-automation-company-ginolis/
2021FebruaryAcquisition3DPRINTUKUnited KingdomAdditiveUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.3dprint-uk.co.uk/3dprintuk-acquires-additive-in-formal-merger/
2021FebruaryAcquisitionRenesasJapanDialog SemiconductorUnited Kingdom€4.9 billionhttps://www.renesas.com/us/en/about/press-room/renesas-and-dialog-semiconductor-join-forces-advance-global-leadership-embedded-solutions
2021FebruaryMergerAEyeUSACF FinanceUSANot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/12/2/34
2021FebruaryAcquisitionUnion Park CapitalUSAZ-LaserGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.union-park.com/union-park-announces-investment-in-z-laser-gmbh.html?locale=en
2021FebruaryAcquisitionDZSUSAOptelianCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/02/08/2171360/0/en/DZS-Completes-Acquisition-of-Optelian.html
2021FebruaryAcquisitionSalvo TechnologiesUSASpectrecologyUSANot disclosedhttps://salvotechnologies.com/2021/02/02/02-02-21-salvo-technologies-acquires-spectrecology-llc/
2021FebruaryAcquisitionAeroVironmentUSAArcturus UAVUSA$405 millionhttps://www.avinc.com/resources/press-releases/view/aerovironment-inc.-completes-acquisition-of-arcturus-uav-expands-portfolio
2021FebruaryAcquisitionHORIBAJapanMedTest HoldingsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.horiba.com/en_en/medical/news/events/detail/news/2/2021/horiba-acquires-medtest-dx-and-pointe-scientific-to-expand-laboratory-chemistry-offerings/
2021FebruaryAcquisitionAurora InnovationUSAOurs TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2021/02/26/aurora-acquires-a-second-lidar-company-in-push-to-bring-self-driving-trucks-to-the-road/
2021FebruaryAcquisitionKPM AnalyticsUSAEyePro SystemItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.eyeprosystem.com/news-events
2021FebruaryAcquisitionTibidabo Scientific IndustriesIrelandPhotekUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://tibidaboscientific.com/tibidabo-scientific-industries-announces-the-acquisition-of-photek-limited-a-leader-in-advanced-scientific-detectors-imaging-systems/
2021FebruaryAcquisitionLegrandFranceChampion OneUSANot disclosedhttps://www.legrand.us/about-us/newsroom/press/legrand-acquires-champion-one-family-of-brands-champion-one-approved-networks-and-us-critical
2021FebruaryAcquisitionStratasysIsraelRP SupportUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005493/en/Stratasys-Acquires-RPS-Provider-of-Best-in-class-Stereolithography-3D-Printers
2021FebruaryAcquisitionDobson FiberUSAPinnacle CommunicationsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.dobson.net/news/dobson-acquires-pinnacle
2021FebruaryAcquisitionJPTChinaHylaxSingaporeNot disclosedhttps://twitter.com/JPTLaser/status/1362694426842128385
2021JanuaryAcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSAMajestic MetalsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/cutting/article/14195685/core-industrial-partners-acquires-majestic-metals
2021JanuaryAcquisitionFAROUSASpatialMetrixUSA$1.9 millionhttps://faro.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/faro-technologies-completes-acquisition-spatialmetrix-corp
2021JanuaryAcquisitionInverness GrahamUSAElectron Microscopy SciencesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Investment_Firm_Acquires_Electron_Microscopy/a66603
2021JanuaryAcquisitionHermetic SolutionsUSACristekUSANot disclosedhttps://www.hermeticsolutions.com/2021/01/cristek/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSAFLIR SystemsUSA$8 billionhttps://www.teledyne.com/en-us/news/Pages/Teledyne-to-Acquire-FLIR-Systems.aspx
2021JanuaryAcquisitionDesktop MetalUSAEnvisionTECUSA$300 millionhttps://ir.desktopmetal.com/news/press-releases/detail/43/desktop-metal-to-acquire-envisiontec-entering-market-for
2021JanuaryAcquisitionAE Industrial PartnersUSAUAV FactoryUSANot disclosedhttps://uavfactory.com/en/news/ae-industrial-partners-acquires-uav-factory
2021JanuaryAcquisitionemidsUSAMacadamianCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.emids.com/emids-acquires-canadian-design-led-software-engineering-firm-macadamian/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionSilvacoUSAPOLYTEDA CLOUDUkraineNot disclosedhttps://silvaco.com/news/silvaco-acquires-physical-verification-solution-provider-polyteda-cloud-llc/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionStrykerUSAOrthoSensorUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/01/05/2153403/0/en/Stryker-acquires-OrthoSensor.html
2021JanuaryAcquisitionLMI TechnologiesCanadaFringeAIUSANot disclosedhttps://lmi3d.com/news/lmi-technologies-acquires-ai-iiot5g-inspection-company-fringeai/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionOnto InnovationUSAInspectrologyUSANot disclosedhttps://investors.ontoinnovation.com/news/news-details/2021/Onto-Innovation-Adds-Overlay-Metrology-Capability-with-the-Acquisition-of-Inspectrology-LLC/default.aspx
2021JanuaryAcquisitionSalvo TechnologiesUSAArrow Thin FilmsUSANot disclosedhttps://salvotechnologies.com/2021/01/11/salvo-technologies-acquires-arrow-thin-films-coatings-and-laser-optics/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionZAREItalyProxeraItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.proxera.it/proxera-medical-sector
2021JanuaryAcquisitionHaloUSASkylane OpticsBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://www.skylaneoptics.com/en/press-release/halo-technology-group-acquires-skylane-optics/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionOlympusJapanQuest Photonic DevicesNetherlands€50 millionhttps://www.olympus-global.com/news/2021/nr02031.html
2021JanuaryMergerUshio DeutschlandGermanyBLVGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.ushio.eu/ushio-germany-announced/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionQualTekUSAFiber Network SolutionsUSANot disclosedhttps://qualtekservices.com/qualtek-acquires-fiber-network-solutions-a-premier-provider-of-fiber-optic-and-electrical-services-to-the-telecom-and-renewable-industries/
2021JanuaryAcquisitionProtolabsUSA3D HubsNetherlands$280 millionhttps://protolabs.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/protolabs-completes-acquisition-3d-hubs
2021JanuaryAcquisitionPLXUSAReflex ImagingUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.plxinc.com/news/plx-inc-acquisition-of-reflex
2020September AcquisitionALTANAGermanyAluminium Materials TechnologiesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.altana.com/press-news/article/altana-expands-its-portfolio-in-industrial-3d-printing-with-strategic-acquisitions.html
2020September AcquisitionALTANAGermanyTLS Technik SpezialpulverGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.altana.com/press-news/article/altana-expands-its-portfolio-in-industrial-3d-printing-with-strategic-acquisitions.html
2020August AcquisitionNexa3DUSANXT FactoryUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200805005206/en/Nexa3D-Acquires-NXT-Factory
2020DecemberAcquisitionPlasma-ThermUSAOEMUSANot disclosedhttp://www.plasma-therm.com/pdfs/Plasma-Therm_announces_acquisition_OEM_Group_PVD_RTP_Etch_business.pdf
2020DecemberAcquisitionZEISSGermanyArivisGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/int/about-us/press-releases/2020/arivis.html
2020DecemberAcquisitionLuna InnovationsUSAOptaSenseUnited Kingdom£29 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201203005381/en/Luna-Innovations-Acquires-OptaSense
2020DecemberAcquisitionMicro-LAMUSA603OPTXUSANot disclosedhttps://www.micro-lam.com/1366-2/
2020DecemberAcquisitionKonica Minolta Sensing EuropeNetherlandsSpecimFinlandNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Konica_Minolta_Acquiring_Specim/a66442
2020DecemberAcquisitionDJOUSALiteCure Laser TherapyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.djoglobal.com/investors/press-releases/djo-acquires-litecure-laser-therapy
2020DecemberAcquisitionStratasysUSAOriginUSA$100 millionhttps://investors.stratasys.com/news-events/press-releases/detail/717/stratasys-to-acquire-origin-bringing-new-additive
2020DecemberAcquisitionMolexUSAFiberguide IndustriesUSA$38 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Molex_Acquires_Fiberguide_Industries/a66542
2020DecemberAcquisitionFLIR SystemsUSAAltavianUSANot disclosedhttps://www.flir.com/news-center/corporate-news/flir-systems-acquires-altavian-inc/
2020DecemberAcquisitionMercury SystemsUSAPhysical OpticsUSA$310 millionhttps://ir.mrcy.com/index.php/news-releases/news-release-details/mercury-systems-completes-acquisition-physical-optics
2020DecemberAcquisitionFerrotecUSAMeiVacUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ferrotec.com/pr/ferrotec-acquires-meivac-inc/
2020DecemberAcquisitionIQGeoUnited KingdomOSPInsightUSA$8.75 millionhttps://blog.iqgeo.com/news-iqgeo/iqgeo-announces-acquisition-of-ospinsight
2020DecemberAcquisitionAnsysUSAAnalytical GraphicsUSA$700 millionhttps://www.jonesday.com/en/practices/experience/2020/12/ansys-to-acquire-analytical-graphics-inc-for-700-million
2020DecemberAcquisitionHyundaiSouth KoreaBoston DynamicsUSA$1.1 billionhttps://www.hyundai.com/worldwide/en/company/newsroom/-0000016596
2020DecemberAcquisitionMicrodiamantSwitzerlandEminess TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Microdiamant_Acquires_Eminess_Technologies/a66439
2020NovemberAcquisitionHitachi High-TecJapanVLC PhotonicsSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.hitachi-hightech.com/global/about/news/2020/nr20201112.html
2020NovemberAcquisitionEdmund OpticsUSAQuality Thin FilmsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.edmundoptics.com/company/press-releases/news/edmund-optics-acquires-quality-thin-films-inc-strengthens-position-as-laser-optics-manufacturer/
2020NovemberAcquisitionHeraeus Medical ComponentsUSAPulse SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.heraeus.com/en/group/press_group/corporate_news/2020/01_pulse_systems.html
2020NovemberAcquisitionPerkinElmerUSAHorizon DiscoveryUnited Kingdom$383 millionhttps://ir.perkinelmer.com/news-releases/news-release-details/perkinelmer-acquire-cell-engineering-company-horizon-discovery
2020NovemberAcquisitionLumentumUSATriLuminaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lumentum.com/en/media-room/news-releases/lumentum-acquires-trilumina-assets
2020NovemberAcquisitionSynopsysUSALIGHT TECFranceNot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/2020-11-19-Synopsys-Acquires-Precision-Optical-Measurements-Provider-LIGHT-TEC
2020NovemberAcquisitionIntelUSACnvrg.ioIsraelNot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2020/11/03/intel-has-acquired-cnvrg-io-a-platform-to-manage-build-and-automate-machine-learning/
2020NovemberAcquisitionKyoceraJapanSLD LaserUSANot disclosedhttps://global.kyocera.com/news/2020/1101_bsdf.html
2020NovemberAcquisitionPhotronJapanPhotonic LatticeJapanNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/photonics-business/article/14188351/photron-acquires-photoniccrystal-designer-photonic-lattice
2020OctoberAcquisitionSDC TechnologiesUSACOTECGermanyNot disclosedhttps://sdctech.com/sdc-technologies-acquires-cotec-gmbh-thin-film-and-coatings-technology/
2020OctoberAcquisitionMarvell TechnologyUSAInphiUSA$10 billionhttps://www.barrons.com/articles/marvell-agrees-to-buy-data-center-chip-maker-inphi-for-10-billion-51603969278
2020OctoberAcquisitionEnPro IndustriesUSAAlluxaUSA$255 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/EnPro_Industries_Acquiring_Alluxa/a66215
2020OctoberAcquisitionLuminiiUSAiLight TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.luminii.com/press-release/luminii-acquires-ilight/
2020OctoberAcquisitionTech Soft 3DUSACeetronNorwayNot disclosedhttps://www.techsoft3d.com/news/tech-soft-3d-completes-acquisition-of-ceetron-as/
2020OctoberAcquisitionABBSwitzerlandCodian RoboticsNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://new.abb.com/news/detail/68450/abb-enhances-portfolio-of-high-speed-industrial-robots-with-codian-acquisition
2020OctoberAcquisitionSandvikSwedenCGTechUSANot disclosedhttps://www.home.sandvik/en/news-and-media/newslist/news/2020/10/sandvik-to-acquire-software-company-cgtech/
2020OctoberAcquisitionInvitaeUSAArcherDxUSA$1.4 billionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/invitae-and-archerdx-to-create-a-global-leader-in-comprehensive-cancer-genetics-and-precision-oncology-301080846.html
2020SeptemberAcquisitionSPXUSAULC RoboticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.spx.com/spx-announces-purchase-of-ulc-robotics/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionArtemis Capital PartnersUSAOmega OpticalUSANot disclosedhttps://www.omegafilters.com/story/omega-artemis
2020SeptemberAcquisitionFotonaSloveniaA.R.C. LaserGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.fotona.com/en/news/6247/fotona-expands-product-offering-with-purchase-of-the-dental-division-of-a-r-c-laser-gmbh/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionSCHOTT North AmericaUSAINCOMUSANot disclosedhttps://www.schott.com/english/news/press.html?NID=com5818
2020SeptemberAcquisitionEXFOCanadaInOpticalsTaiwanNot disclosedhttps://www.exfo.com/en/corporate/news-events/press-releases/exfo-acquire-inopticals/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionScanlabGermanyHolo/orIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/scanlab-acquires-holo-or-diffractive-optical-element-specialist_N10852.html
2020SeptemberAcquisitionLeddarTechCanadaPhantom IntelligenceCanadaNot disclosedhttps://leddartech.com/leddartech-acquires-phantom-intelligence-assets/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionEsriUSAnFramesGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/announcements/esri-acquires-nframes-to-enhance-its-3d-capabilities/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyTRIOPTICSGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.com/press/pressreleases/2020/09/24/successful-closing-of-trioptics
2020SeptemberAcquisitionCovalent MetrologyUSARiga Analytical LabUSANot disclosedhttps://covalentmetrology.com/covalent-acquires-riga-analytical-lab/
2020SeptemberMergerVelodyne LidarUSAGraf IndustrialUSANot disclosedhttps://velodynelidar.com/press-release/velodyne-lidar-inc-and-graf-industrial-corp-announce-closing-of-business-combination/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionNVIDIAUSAArm LimitedUnited Kingdom$40 billionhttps://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion-creating-worlds-premier-computing-company-for-the-age-of-ai/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionAMERGINTUSARaytheonUSANot disclosedhttps://www.amergint.com/amergint-technologies-holdings-inc-completes-acquisition-of-raytheon-technologies-space-based-optics-business/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionIlluminaUSAGRAILUSA$8 billionhttps://investor.illumina.com/news/press-release-details/2020/Illumina-to-Acquire-GRAIL-to-Launch-New-Era-of-Cancer-Detection/default.aspx
2020SeptemberAcquisitionSuzhou TFC Optical CommunicationChinaAuxoraUSA$14.2 millionhttp://www.tfcsz.com/enterprisenews/1901.html
2020SeptemberAcquisitionAtlas CopcoSwedenPerceptronUSA$68.9 millionhttps://metrology.news/atlas-copco-to-acquire-perceptron/
2020SeptemberAcquisitionBrukerUSACanopy BiosciencesUSAnot disclosedhttps://www.bruker.com/fr/news-and-events/news/2020/bruker-announces-acquisition-of-canopy-biosciences.html
2020AugustAcquisitionLASEABelgiumOptecBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://www.lasea.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/LASEA-Press-Release-02-09-2020.pdf
2020AugustAcquisitionAllegro MicroSystemsUSAVoxtelUSANot disclosedhttps://www.allegromicro.com/en/about-allegro/news-room/2020/allegro-acquires-voxtel
2020AugustAcquisitionDoverUSASolaris LaserPolandNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dover-announces-acquisition-of-solaris-laser-sa-301115921.html
2020AugustAcquisitionCELLINKUSAScienionGermany€80 millionhttps://www.cellink.com/cellink-has-entered-into-an-agreement-to-acquire-precision-dispensing-company-scienion-ag/
2020AugustAcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSAGPIUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200819005342/en/CORE-Industrial-Partners-Portfolio-Company-FATHOM-Acquires-GPI
2020AugustAcquisitionRakuten MedicalUSAMedlightSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://rakuten-med.com/us/news/press-releases/2020/08/19/7421/
2020AugustAcquisitionOlympusJapanArc Medical DesignUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.olympus-europa.com/company/en/news/press-releases/2020-08-07t08-00-00/olympus-announces-acquisition-of-arc-medical-design-limited-from-norgine-b.v..html
2020AugustAcquisitionHexatronicSwedenThe Light BrigadeUSANot disclosedhttps://group.hexatronic.com/en/press-releases/hexatronic-completes-previously-announced-acquisition-of-the-light-brigade
2020AugustAcquisitionCACIUSAAscent VisionUSANot disclosedhttps://www.finsmes.com/2020/08/caci-buys-ascent-vision-technologies.html
2020AugustAcquisitionLake Shore CryotronicsUSAJanis Research LaboratoryUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lakeshore.com/about-us/press-releases/2020/08/05/lake-shore-cryotronics-acquires-janis-research-laboratory-cryogenics-business
2020JulyAcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSAIncodema, Inc.USANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200729005133/en/CORE-Industrial-Partners-Acquires-Incodema-and-Newcut
2020JulyAcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSANewchem Inc.USANot disclosedhttps://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/core-industrial-partners-buys-incodema-newchem-59648542
2020JulyAcquisitionMaterionUSAOptics BalzersGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.materionbalzersoptics.com/en/media/press-releases/presscontainer/materion-completes-optics-balzers-acquisition.html
2020JulyAcquisitionnLIGHTUSAOPI PhotonicsItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/NLIGHT-INC-43164184/news/NLIGHT-nbsp-MANAGEMENT-S-DISCUSSION-AND-ANALYSIS-OF-FINANCIAL-CONDITION-AND-RESULTS-OF-OPERATIONS-31708183/
2020JulyAcquisitionASMLNetherlandsBerliner GlasGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.asml.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/asml-acquisition-of-berliner-glas-group-completed
2020JulyAcquisitionBerghof Fluoroplastic TechnologyGermanyOptoPolymerGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.berghof-fluoroplastics.com/en/magazine/article/optopolymer-now-part-of-berghof-fluoroplastic-technology-gmbh
2020JulyAcquisitionSynapticsUSADisplayLinkUSA$305 millionhttps://www.synaptics.com/company/news/displaylink
2020JulyAcquisitionIBMUSAWDG AutomationBrazilNot disclosedhttps://newsroom.ibm.com/2020-07-08-IBM-to-Acquire-WDG-Automation-to-Advance-AI-Infused-Automation-Capabilities-for-Enterprises
2020JulyAcquisitionLeddarTechCanadaVayaVisionIsraelNot disclosedhttps://leddartech.com/leddartech-acquires-vayavision-accelerate-delivery-comprehensive-open-sensor-fusion-perception-platform-automotive-mobility-market/
2020JulyAcquisitionMetroNetUSAJaguar CommunicationsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.metronetinc.com/metronet-welcomes-jaguar-communications-to-our-network/
2020JuneAcquisitionHexatronicSwedenTech OpticsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://group.hexatronic.com/en/press-releases/hexatronic-acquires-tech-optics
2020JuneAcquisitionS&TAustriaIsktratelSlovenia€37.5 millionhttps://ir.snt.at/news/S_T_AG_acquires_Iskratel_Group.en.html
2020JuneAcquisitionSynopsysUSAQualteraFranceNot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/2020-06-10-Synopsys-Acquires-Semiconductor-Analytics-Innovator-Qualtera
2020JuneAcquisitionCMM OpticUSAAxsysUSANot disclosedhttps://www.cmmoptic.com/cmm-optic-expands-into-electro-optical-systems-with-acquisition/
2020JuneMergerChampion ONEUSAApproved Networks USANot disclosedhttps://www.championone.com/press/champion-one-merges-with-approved-networks
2020JuneAcquisitionAlphabetUSANorthUSA$180 millionhttps://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/google-acquires-north-augmented-reality-glasses-start-up.html
2020JuneAcquisitionSmartSens TechnologyChinaAllchip MicroelectronicsChinaNot disclosedhttps://www.business-news-today.com/smartsens-acquires-cmos-image-sensors-firm-allchip-microelectronics/
2020JuneAcquisitionAtlas CopcoSwedenIsra VisionGermany$1.9 billionhttps://metrology.news/atlas-copco-to-acquire-isra-vision/
2020MayAcquisitionZiply FiberUSAWholesail NetworksUSANot disclosedhttps://www.bbcmag.com/breaking-news/ziply-fiber-acquires-wholesail-networks
2020MayMergerLiberty GlobalUnited KingdomTelefonicaSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.libertyglobal.com/liberty-global-and-telefonica-to-merge-their-uk-operations/
2020MayAcquisitionHIL Applied Medical IsraelNanolabzUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/israeli-startup-hil-applied-medical-ltd-acquires-us-based-nanolabz-inc---en-route-to-developing-advanced-cancer-radiotherapy-systems-300275275.html
2020MayAcquisitionAppleUSANextVRUSANot disclosedhttps://venturebeat.com/2020/05/14/apple-acquires-nextvr-former-virtual-reality-streaming-video-service/
2020AprilAcquisitionKapp Niles MetrologyGermanyMetrotek SoftwareGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.invision-news.com/news/kapp-niles-metrology-acquires-metrotek-software/
2020AprilAcquisitionPeak NanosystemsUSAPolymerPlusUSANot disclosedhttps://www.peaknano.com/peak-nanosystems-acquires-cleveland-based-polymerplus
2020AprilAcquisitionAlign TechnologyUSAExocadGermany€376 millionhttps://3dprintingindustry.com/news/align-technology-announces-plans-to-acquire-exocad-for-e376-million-169151/
2020AprilAcquisitionH2HUSAInnovative Mapping TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://lidarnews.com/press-releases/h2h-geoscience-engineering-acquires-innovative-mapping-technologies/
2020AprilAcquisitionCovestroGermanyDSMNetherlands€1.6 billionhttps://aydintepemedya.com/world-news/covestro-buys-dsms-resins-unit-for-1-6-billion-euros/
2020AprilAcquisitionHumaUnited KingdomTarilian Laser TechnologiesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://mergr.com/huma-acquires-tarilian-laser-technologies
2020AprilAcquisitionAmphenolUSAMTS SystemsUSA$1.7 billionhttps://epsnews.com/2020/12/16/amphenol-corp-to-acquire-mts-systems-for-1-7-billion/
2020AprilAcquisitionAnsysUSALumericalCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.lumerical.com/ansys/
2020MarchAcquisitionSMART Global HoldingsUSACreeUSA$300 millionhttps://ir.smartm.com/news/news-details/2021/SMART-Global-Holdings-Reports-Inducement-Grants-under-Nasdaq-Listing-Rule-5635c4-in-Connection-with-Cree-LED-Acquisition/default.aspx
2020MarchAcquisitionNokiaFinlandElenionUSANot disclosedhttps://www.nokia.com/about-us/news/releases/2020/03/25/nokia-completes-acquisition-of-elenion-technologies/
2020MarchAcquisitionUnity TechnologiesDenmark/USAArtomatix‎IrelandNot disclosedhttps://unity.com/our-company/newsroom/unity-technologies-acquires-artomatix
2020MarchAcquisitionBentley SystemsUSAGroupBCUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.bentley.com/en/about-us/news/2020/march/11/bentley-systems-announces-the-acquisition-of-groupbc
2020MarchAcquisitionHamamatsu PhotonicsJapanHamamatsu Photonics KoreaSouth KoreaNot disclosedhttps://www.hamamatsu.com/jp/en/news/announcements/2020/20200319000000.html
2020MarchAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyJENOPTIK JapanJapanNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.com/press/pressreleases/2020/03/12/japan-joint-venture
2020MarchAcquisitionThorlabsUSACMSAustriaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Thorlabs_Adds_Crystalline_Coating_Capability/a65402
2020MarchAcquisitionHexagonSwedenCAEfatigueUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hexagon-enhances-its-simulation-solutions-for-smart-factories-and-smart-industrial-facilities-with-the-acquisition-of-caefatigue-301025326.html
2020MarchAcquisitionSDLUSAVeritech MicrowaveUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonicsonline.com/doc/sdl-buys-veritech-microwave-0001
2020MarchAcquisitionSDLUSAQueensgate InstrumentsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/fiber-optics/article/16560036/sdl-acquires-queensgate-veritech
2020MarchAcquisitionKyoceraJapanShowa OptronicsJapanNot disclosedhttps://global.kyocera.com/news/2020/0304_ddop.html
2020MarchAcquisitionEcosenseUSAAssets from SoraaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ecosenselighting.com/ecosense-acquires-assets-from-soraa/#:~:text=Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA%20%E2%80%93%20March%202020,lamps%20based%20in%20Fremont%2C%20California.
2020FebruaryAcquisitionFacebookUSAScape TechnologiesUnited Kingdom$40 millionhttps://siliconangle.com/2020/02/09/facebook-acquires-computer-vision-startup-scape-technologies/
2020FebruaryAcquisitionPresto EngineeringFranceFORCE TechnologyDenmarkNot disclosedhttps://www.presto-eng.com/News/Press-Release/Presto-Engineering-Acquires-DELTA-Microelectronics-Business-from-FORCE-Technology.html
2020FebruaryAcquisitionEddyfiUnited KingdomNDT GlobalIrelandCA$ 600 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eddyfindt-completes-the-acquisition-of-ndt-global-300998702.html
2020FebruaryAcquisitionKoch IndustriesUSAInforUSA$13 billionhttps://techcrunch.com/2020/04/06/koch-industries-closes-nearly-13b-infor-acquisition/
2020FebruaryAcquisitionSalvo TechnologiesUSAFlash PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://flash-photonics.com/salvo-technologies-acquires-flash-photonics/#:~:text=Seminole%2C%20FL%20%E2%80%93%20Salvo%20Technologies%20Inc,private%20deal%20with%20undisclosed%20terms.&text=The%20comprehensive%20Flash%20Photonics'%20product,%2C%20lasers%2C%20LEDs%20and%20more.
2020FebruaryAcquisitionMarpossItalySTILFranceNot disclosedhttps://metrology.news/marposs-acquires-chromatic-confocal-technology-company/
2020FebruaryAcquisitionHexagonSwedenRomax TechnologyUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://romaxtech.com/events-and-resources/news/hexagon-enhances-its-smart-factory-solutions-with-the-acquisition-of-romax-technology/
2020FebruaryAcquisitionDuravantUSAWECOUSANot disclosedhttps://www.duravant.com/duravant-to-acquire-weco.html
2020JanuaryAcquisitionOptronics InternationalUSAUSA HarnessUSANot disclosedhttp://www.optronicsinc.com/portals/0/PDFs/USA_Harness_Acquisition_V3.pdf
2020JanuaryAcquisitionRosenbergerGermanyAifotecGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.blaettchen.de/tag/aifotec-ag-en/?lang=en
2020JanuaryAcquisitionTRUMPFGermanyHBH MicrowaveGermanyNot disclosedhttp://trumpf.com/filestorage/TRUMPF_Master/Corporate/Press/Press_releases/2019_20/Corporate/20200120-PR-HBH/2020-01-20-PR-TRUMPF-has-aquired-HBH.pdf
2020JanuaryAcquisitionJenoptik GroupGermanyINTEROBSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.com/press/pressreleases/2020/01/27/acquisition-interob
2020JanuaryAcquisitionAdventUSACobhamUnited kingdom£4 billionhttps://www.adventinternational.com/advent-completes-4-billion-takeover-of-cobham/
2020JanuaryAcquisitionTrescal GroupFranceKorea Testing Instruments Calibration Center (KTICC)South Korea€5.3 millionhttps://www.trescal.com/blog/2020/01/23/trescal-announces-four-acquisitions-in-south-korea-the-uk-australia-and-brazil/
2020JanuaryAcquisitionElectro Optic SystemsAustraliaAudacyUSA$6.76 millionhttps://spacenews.com/eos-defense-systems-usa-to-acquire-audacys-business-license/
2020JanuaryAcquisitionTrescal GroupFranceIPAC SolutionsAustralia€6.1 millionhttps://www.trescal.com/blog/2020/01/23/trescal-announces-four-acquisitions-in-south-korea-the-uk-australia-and-brazil/
2020JanuaryAcquisitionTrescal GroupFranceInstituto Amazonense de Metrologia (IAM)Brazil€0.5 millionhttps://www.trescal.com/blog/2020/01/23/trescal-announces-four-acquisitions-in-south-korea-the-uk-australia-and-brazil/
2020JanuaryAcquisitionTrescal GroupFrancePhysical DigitalUnited Kingdom€1.2 millionhttps://www.trescal.com/blog/2020/01/23/trescal-announces-four-acquisitions-in-south-korea-the-uk-australia-and-brazil/
2020JanuaryAcquisitionHexagonSwedenCOWI’s mapping businessDenmarkNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hexagon-strengthens-hxgn-content-program-with-acquisition-of-cowis-mapping-business-300995129.html
2020JanuaryAcquisitionOptronicsUSAUSA HarnessUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ledsmagazine.com/company-newsfeed/article/14074738/optronics-acquires-usa-harness-becomes-industrys-newest-integrated-fullline-lighting-and-harness-supplier#:~:text=Optronics%20is%20committed%20to%20its,even%20greater%20supply%20chain%20latitude.
2020JanuaryAcquisitionRadiall AmericaUSATimberconUSANot disclosedhttps://www.radiall.com/media/contenttype/press_releases/ACQUISTION_OF_TIMBERCON_INC.__FINAL.pdf
2019DecemberAcquisitionOptics11NetherlandsFugroNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://optics11.com/optics11-acquired-fugros-fibre-optic-faz-technology-to-expand-its-sensing-platforms/
2019DecemberAcquisitionCanon Medical SystemsUSAToshiba (Imaging Systems Division)USANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Canon_Medical_Acquires_Toshibas_Imaging_Systems/a65160
2019DecemberAcquisitionLumibirdFranceEllexAustralia€62 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191223005608/en/LUMIBIRD%C2%A0Agreement-Signed-to-Acquire-Ellex%E2%80%99s-Laser-and-Ultrasound-Business
2019DecemberAcquisitionAMSAustriaOsramGermany€ 4.6 billionhttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-osram-licht-m-a-ams-idUKKBN1YE0T3
2019DecemberAcquisitionTrumpfGermanyGLOphotonics (minority stake)FranceNot disclosedhttps://www.trumpf.com/filestorage/TRUMPF_Master/Corporate/Press/Press_releases/2019_20/Laser_Technology/20200108_PR_GLO_Startup/20200108_PR-TRUMPF-acquires-stake-in-GLOphotonics.pdf
2019DecemberAcquisitionHoneywellUSARebellion PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.honeywell.com/us/en/press/2019/12/honeywell-acquires-rebellion-photonics-a-leader-in-intelligent-automated-visual-gas-monitoring-solutions?gclid=CjwKCAjwqvyFBhB7EiwAER786YdbMAt8p-cnEB1Z4jFglJFaHLLdqq0KPVLvtKB_c4_8E9YbYbrjYxoCJ4sQAvD_BwE
2019DecemberAcquisitionHUBER+SUHNERGermanyBKtelGermany$50 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/HUBERSUHNER_to_Acquire_BKtel_Group/a65164
2019DecemberAcquisitionGTT CommunicationsUSAKPN InternationalNetherlands€50 millionhttps://www.gtt.net/gb-en/media-centre/press-releases/gtt-completes-acquisition-of-kpn-international
2019DecemberAcquisitionHitachiJapanJR AutomationUSA$1.425 billionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/crestview-partners-completes-sale-of-jr-automation-to-hitachi-for-1-425-billion-300979680.html
2019NovemberAcquisitionPTCUSAOnshapeUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ptc.com/en/news/2019/ptc-completes-acquisition-onshape
2019NovemberAcquisitionAccretechGermanySchmitt Industries (balancer business (SBS®)USANot disclosedhttps://www.accretech.jp/english/news/2019/fs12jh0000039xeb-att/20191125_e.pdf
2019NovemberAcquisitionSmiths InterconnectUnited KingdomReflex PhotonicsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.smithsinterconnect.com/news-events/latest-news/smiths-interconnect-acquires-reflex-photonics/
2019NovemberAcquisitionLevitonUSAViscorCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.leviton.com/en/company/news-events/press-releases/viscor
2019NovemberAcquisitionMagnaCanadaWipacCzech RepublicNot disclosedhttps://www.magna.com/company/newsroom/releases/release/2019/11/20/news-release---magna-to-acquire-wipac-czech-s-r-o-expand-lighting-capabilities
2019NovemberAcquisitionHexagonSwedenVolume GraphicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.hexagonmi.com/about-us/news/media-releases/2019/november-2019/hexagon-broadens-its-smart-factory-solutions-portfolio-with-the-acquisition-of-volume-graphics
2019NovemberAcquisitionLMICanadaFocalSpecFinlandNot disclosedhttps://lmi3d.com/news/lmi-technologies-acquires-finnish-optical-metrology-company-focalspec/
2019OctoberAcquisitionCarlisleUSADraka FilecaFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191021005891/en/Carlisle-Companies-Commits-to-Acquire-Draka-Fileca
2019OctoberAcquisitionAngioDynamicsUSAEximo MedicalIsrael$66 millionhttps://www.angiodynamics.com/announcements/angiodynamics-acquires-eximo-medical-ltd-and-its-innovative-355nm-laser-atherectomy-technology/
2019OctoberAcquisitionFLIR SystemsUSAAria InsightsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.flir.com/news-center/press-releases/flir-acquires-tethered-drone-assets-and-technology-from-aria-insights/
2019OctoberAcquisitionCognexUSASUALABSouth korea$168.6 millionhttps://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2019&no=841630
2019OctoberAcquisitionStrykerUSAMobius Imaging and Cardan RoboticsUSA$500 millionhttps://www.therobotreport.com/stryker-mobius-imaging-cardan-robotics-500m/
2019OctoberAcquisitionTeradyneUSAAutoGuide Mobile RobotsUSA$58 millionhttps://investors.teradyne.com/news-releases/news-release-details/teradyne-acquire-autoguide-mobile-robots
2019OctoberAcquisitionThorlabsUSAKMLabsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=108
2019OctoberAcquisitionThorlabsUSAOptekUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/PressReleases.cfm?ReleaseID=107
2019OctoberAcquisitionALWUSAv2 LightingUSANot disclosedhttps://alwusa.com/alw-acquires-v2-lighting-group/#
2019OctoberAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsCooper Lighting SolutionsUSA$1.4 billionhttps://www.signify.com/global/our-company/news/press-releases/2019/20191015-signify-to-acquire-cooper-lighting-solutions-to-strengthen-its-position-in-attractive-north-american-lighting-market
2019OctoberAcquisitionAFL GlobalUSAOptical TelecomUSANot disclosedhttps://www.aflglobal.com/Company/Company-Profile/News/2019/AFL-Acquires-Optical-Telecom,-Expands-DAS-Networki.aspx
2019OctoberAcquisitionAPTIVIrelandGabocomGermany$310 millionhttps://www.aptiv.com/newsroom/article/aptiv-to-acquire-gabocom
2019OctoberAcquisitionIQEUnited KingdomCSDCSingaporeNot disclosedhttps://www.iqep.com/media/press-releases/2019/acquisition-of-100-of-csdc-private-limited-csdc/
2019SeptemberAcquisitionEvolemFranceRX SolutionsFranceNot disclosedhttps://evolem.com/en/rx-solutions-partners-with-evolem/
2019SeptemberAcquisitionLBP OpticsUnited KingdomSymons Mirror TechnologyUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/lbp-optics-acquires-symons-mirror-technology
2019SeptemberAcquisitionAgilentUSABioTekUSA$1.2 billionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Agilent_Technologies_to_Acquire_BioTek_Instruments/a64904
2019SeptemberAcquisitionVast BroadbandUSANTS CommunicationsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.vastbroadband.com/vast-broadband-completes-recapitalization-closes-acquisition-nts.html
2019SeptemberAcquisitionCore Industrial PartnersUSAFATHOMUSANot disclosedhttps://coreipfund.com/news/core-industrial-partners-portfolio-company-acquires-fathom-to-form-one-of-the-largest-global-independent-additive-manufacturing-companies/
2019SeptemberAcquisitionCentauriUSAKord TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190924005082/en/Centauri-Announces-the-Acquisition-of-Kord-Technologies
2019SeptemberAcquisitionSK SiltronSouth KoreaDuPontUSA$450 millionhttp://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190910000805
2019SeptemberAcquisitionPinovaGermanySill OpticsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.pinovacapital.com/en/investments/sill-optics
2019SeptemberAcquisitionElbitIsraelHarrisUSA$350 milionhttps://elbitsystems.com/pr-new/elbit-systems-u-s-subsidiary-completes-the-acquisition-of-harris-night-vision-business/
2019AugustAcquisitionSiemens HealthineersGermanyCorindus Vascular RoboticsUSA$1.1 billionhttps://www.siemens-healthineers.com/en-us/press-room/press-releases/pr-20190808032shs.html
2019AugustAcquisitionQuantel MedicalFranceOptotek MedicalSloveniaNot disclosedhttps://www.quantel-medical.com/press/acquisition-of-the-company-optotek-medical
2019AugustAcquisitionSynopsysUSAQtronicGermanyNot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/2019-08-06-Synopsys-to-Acquire-QTronic-GmbH
2019AugustAcquisitionQuantelFranceOptotekSloveniaNot disclosedhttps://www.quantel-medical.com/press/acquisition-of-the-company-optotek-medical
2019AugustAcquisitionISRA VisionGermanyPhotonfocus AGSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/isra-vision-acquires-photonfocus-ag-smart-factory-automation-specialist_N9549.html
2019AugustAcquisitionThorlabsUSACoda DevicesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=106
2019AugustAcquisitionLuminiiUSAOptic ArtsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ledinside.com/press/2019/8/architectural_led_lighting_company_luminii_acquires_competitor_optic_arts
2019AugustAcquisitionHologicUSASuperSonic ImagineFrance$42 millionhttps://investors.hologic.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2019/Hologic-Acquires-Approximately-46-of-Shares-in-SuperSonic-Imagine-a-French-Innovator-in-Ultrasound-Medical-Imaging/default.aspx
2019AugustAcquisitionNovantaUSAARGESGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190801005228/en/Novanta-Completes-Acquisition-of-ARGES
2019AugustMergerUlisFranceSofradirFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Sofradir_ULIS_Merge_to_Become_Lynred/a64781
2019JulyAcquisitionIntuitive SurgicalUSASchölly FiberopticGermanyNot disclosedhttps://isrg.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/intuitive-surgical-acquires-scholly-fiberoptics-robotic
2019JulyAcquisitionAgilent TechnologiesUSABioTek InstrumentsUSA$1.165 billionhttps://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/presrel/2019/11jul-gp19100.html
2019JulyAcquisitionFLIR SystemUSANEOSUSANot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/10/7/44
2019JulyAcquisitionTKHNetherlandsSVS-VistekGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.tkhgroup.com/en/news/closing-acquisition-svs-vistek-tkh/
2019JulyAcquisitionHexagonSwedenMelown TechnologiesCzech RepublicNot disclosedhttps://www.gim-international.com/content/news/hexagon-acquires-melown-to-strengthen-3d-visualization-capabilities
2019JulyAcquisitionPrototekUSACal-XUSANot disclosedhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/cutting/article/14036079/boosting-rapid-prototyping-services-reach-prototek-acquires-calx
2019JulyAcquisitionNordsonUSAOptical ControlGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.nordson.com/en/our-company/news-room/news-releases/nordson-corporation-acquires-optical-control-gmbh
2019JulyAcquisitionHanzaSwedenRitter ElektronikGermany€12 millionhttps://news.cision.com/hanza-holding-ab/r/hanza-acquires-the-german-ritter-group-for-eur-12-million,c2869142
2019JulyAcquisitionFlukeUSAPruftechnikGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.pruftechnik.com/com/Press-and-Events/Press-and-News/Press-releases-and-News/News-Detail-page_248833.html
2019JulyAcquisitionFirstLightUSATodd Cable ConstructionUSANot disclosedhttps://www.firstlight.net/firstlight-fiber-acquires-todd-cable-construction/
2019JulyAcquisitionStemmer ImagingGermanyInfaimonSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.stemmer-imaging.com/en/corporate-news/stemmer-imaging-successfully-closes-acquisition-of-spanish-group-infaimon-sl/
2019JulyAcquisitionMEIF 6 FibreUnited KingdomKCOMUnited Kingdom£627 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14036221/maqueries-meif-6-fibre-to-buy-uk-service-provider-kcom
2019JulyAcquisitionMacnicaJapanATD ElectroniqueFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/macnica-completed-acquisition-of-atd-electronique-in-france_N9483.html
2019JulyAcquisitionAPIUSAExact Laser MeasurementsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://apimetrology.fr/api-strengthens-metrology-services-with-acquisition-of-exact-laser-measurements/
2019JulyAcquisitionDiverse OpticsUSAFuture MoldsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Diverse_Optics_Subsidiary_Acquires_Plastic/a64710
2019JulyAcquisitionVelodyne LiDARUSAMapper.aiUSANot disclosedhttps://velodynelidar.com/press-release/velodyne-lidar-acquires-mapper-ai-for-adas-launch/
2019JulyAcquisitionPrecision OpticsUSARoss OpticalUSA$2 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2019/07/08/1879491/34800/en/Precision-Optics-Corporation-Acquires-Ross-Optical-Industries.html
2019JulyAcquisitionColony CapitalUSADigital BrigdeUnited Kingdom$325 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190725005406/en/Colony-Capital-Acquires-Digital-Bridge-Holdings-for-325-Million-and-Announces-Planned-Strategic-Initiatives-to-Become-the-Premier-Platform-for-Digital-Infrastructure-and-Real-Estate
2019JulyAcquisitionBublarSwedenSayduckFinlandNot disclosedhttps://sayduck.com/2019/07/08/sayduck-bublar/
2019JulyMergerL3 TechnologiesUSAHarrisUSANot disclosedhttps://www.l3harris.com/newsroom/press-release/2019/07/l3harris-technologies-merger-successfully-completed-board-directors
2019JulyAcquisitionCisco SystemsUSAAcacia CommunicationsUSA$2.6 billionhttps://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=2000889
2019JuneAcquisitionDXC TechnologyUSALuxoftSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.luxoft.com/pr/dxc-technology-completes-acquisition-of-leading-digital-innovator-luxoft/
2019JuneAcquisitionHexagonSwedenAMendateGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.hexagonmi.com/about-us/news/media-releases/2019/june-2019/hexagon-acquires-amendate-to-shape-the-generative-design-market
2019JuneAcquisitionSPIEUSAXmark MediaUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://spie.org/about-spie/press-room/press-release-archive/spie-to-acquire-photonex-uks-top-optics-and-photonics-exhibition?SSO=1
2019JuneAcquisitionIntelUSABarefoot NetworksUSANot disclosedhttps://www.finsmes.com/2019/06/intel-acquires-barefoot-networks.html
2019JuneAcquisitionInfinite ElectronicsUSAIntegra OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://integraoptics.com/infinite-electronics-inc-announces-acquisition-integra-optics/
2019JuneAcquisitionAFLUSAITCUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/14034517/afl-adds-services-capabilities-via-itc-service-group-stake
2019JuneMergerRaytheonUSAUnited TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/raytheon-and-united-technologies-aerospace-businesses-to-combine-in-merger-of-equals-300864268.html
2019JuneAcquisitionDigital ColonyUnited KingdomSpyder FacilitiesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.realwire.com/releases/Spyder-Facilities-Acquired-by-Digital-Colony
2019JuneAcquisitionDukaneUSABlackhawk TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.dukane.com/news/dukane-acquires-blackhawk-technology-group/
2019JuneAcquisitionAcuity BrandsUSAWhiteOpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/06/20/1871902/0/en/Acuity-Brands-Announces-Acquisition-of-WhiteOptics.html
2019JuneAcquisitionVMwareUSAAvi NetworksUSANot disclosedhttps://www.vmware.com/asean/company/acquisitions/avinetworks.html
2019JuneAcquisitionBlue PrismUnited KingdomThoughtonomyUnited Kingdom$100 millionhttps://techcrunch.com/2019/06/18/blue-prism-acquires-uks-thoughtonomy-for-up-to-100m-to-expand-its-rpa-platform-with-more-ai/
2019JuneAcquisitionAppleUSADrive.aiUSANot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2019/06/25/self-driving-startup-drive-ai-is-closing-down/
2019JuneAcquisitionBeldenUSAOpternaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.cablinginstall.com/connectivity/article/14034528/belden-inc-belden-acquires-opterna
2019JuneAcquisitionSPIE USAXmarkUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://spie.org/about-spie/press-room/press-releases/spie-to-acquire-photonex-uks-top-optics-and-photonics-exhibition
2019JuneAcquisitionInfineonGermanyCypressUSA€9.0 billionhttps://www.infineon.com/cms/en/about-infineon/press/press-releases/2019/INFXX201906-074.html
2019MayAcquisitionKYOCERAJapanSouthernCarlsonUSANot disclosedhttps://global.kyocera.com/news/2019/0501_toma.html
2019MayAcquisitionMagic LeapUSAMimesysBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://magic-leap.reality.news/news/magic-leap-acquires-augmented-reality-telepresence-startup-mimesys-0197624/
2019MayAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsiLOXGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.signify.com/global/our-company/news/press-releases/2019/20190520-signify-acquires-animal-lighting-experts-once-ilox
2019MayAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsOnceUSANot disclosedhttps://www.signify.com/global/our-company/news/press-releases/2019/20190520-signify-acquires-animal-lighting-experts-once-ilox
2019MayAcquisitionThorlabsUSACirtemoUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?releaseid=105
2019MayAcquisitionFirstLightUSAMaine FiberUSANot disclosedhttps://www.firstlight.net/firstlight-acquires-maine-fiber-company/
2019MayMergerAmphenol TelectUSAAll Systems BroadbandUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/network-design/high-speed-networks/article/16667988/amphenol-telect-all-systems-broadband-merge-as-amphenol-network-solutions
2019MayAcquisitionDigital Colony Partners, EQT Infrastructure IVUSA, NetherlandsZayo GroupUSA$14.3 billionhttp://digitalcolony.com/press/zayo-announces-definitive-agreement-be-acquired-digital-colony-and-eqt-0
2019MayAcquisitionEQTNetherlandsMelitaMaltaNot disclosedhttps://www.eqtgroup.com/news/Press-Releases/2019/eqt-acquires-the-leading-maltese-telecom-operator-melita/
2019MayAcquisitionMarvell Technology GroupBermudaAquantiaUSA$452 millionhttps://www.marvell.com/company/newsroom/marvell-to-acquire-aquantia-accelerating-ethernet-technology-leadership.html
2019MayAcquisitionKPM AnalyticsUSASightline Process ControlCanadaNot disclosedhttp://www.amsalliance.com/blog/sightline-sensortech-join-kpm-analytics
2019MayAcquisitionApplied EnergeticsUSAApplied Optical SciencesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2019/05/29/1856284/0/en/Applied-Energetics-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-Applied-Optical-Sciences.html
2019MayAcquisitionWhitcraft GroupUSALAI InternationalUSANot disclosedhttps://www.pressherald.com/2019/05/29/whitcraft-group-acquires-scarborough-factory/
2019MayAcquisitionCadenceUSAArcor LaserUSANot disclosedhttps://www.cadenceinc.com/news/detail/cadence-acquires-arcor-laser
2019MayAcquisitionGreene TweedUSALancer SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190508005794/en/Greene-Tweed-Acquires-Lancer-Systems%E2%80%99-Fiber-Optics-Product-Portfolio
2019MayAcquisitionH.E. WilliamsUSAPlatformaticsUSANot disclosedhttps://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/h-e-williams-inc-acquires-platformatics-inc-40024622
2019MayAcquisitionLiebherr-VerzahntechnikGermanyWenzel GearTecGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.liebherr.com/en/int/latest-news/news-press-releases/detail/liebherr-verzahntechnik-gmbh-takes-over-wenzel-geartec-gmbh.html
2019MayAcquisitionAuroraUSABlackmoreUSANot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/fresh-off-a-530m-round-aurora-acquires-lidar-startup-blackmore/
2019MayAcquisitionMarvell TechnologyBermudaAvera SemiconductorUSA$650 millionhttps://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/marvell-acquire-avera-semiconductor-650-million/
2019MayAcquisitionNXP SemiconductorNetherlandsMarvell TechnologyBermuda$1.76 billionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2019/05/29/1856356/32283/en/NXP-to-acquire-Marvell-s-WiFi-and-Bluetooth-Connectivity-Assets.html
2019MayAcquisitionCarlisle Interconnect TechnologiesUSAMicroConnexUSANot disclosedhttps://microconnex.com/carlisle-acquires-microconnex/
2019AprilAcquisitionAmazonUSACanvas TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2019/04/10/amazon-acquires-autonomous-warehouse-robotics-startup-canvas-technology/
2019AprilAcquisitionBrukerUSARAVEUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2019/Bruker-Announces-Acquisition-of-RAVE-LLC/default.aspx
2019AprilAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsWiZ ConnectedHong KongNot disclosedhttps://www.signify.com/global/our-company/news/press-releases/2019/20190416-signify-acquires-wiz-connected-to-further-expand-its-leadership-in-connected-lighting
2019AprilAcquisitionDigital ColonyUnited KingdomiWirelessUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.realwire.com/releases/Digital-Colonys-UK-Digital-Platform-Acquires-iWireless-Solutions
2019AprilAcquisitionPreformed Line ProductsUSAMICOSCzech RepublicNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/preformed-line-products-announces-the-acquisition-of-micos-telecom-sro-300821864.html
2019AprilAcquisitionCommScopeUSAARRISUSA$7.4 billionhttps://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/arris-prepares-for-life-after-commscope-acquisition
2019AprilAcquisitionPacific LasertecUSAMelles GriotUSANot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/pacific-lasertec-acquires-melles-griot-helium-neon-laser-business_N9240.html
2019AprilAcquisitionZEISSGermanyGOMGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/newsroom/press-releases/2019/acquisition-of-gom.html
2019AprilAcquisitionMicrolight3DFranceSmart Force TechnologiesFranceNot disclosedhttp://www.smartforcetechnologies.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Microlight3D-acquires-Smart-Force-Technologies-EN.pdf
2019AprilAcquisitionSAMUSAH3DSUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prweb.com/releases/sam_llc_announces_acquisition_of_haag_3d_solutions_new_jersey_operations/prweb16224029.htm
2019AprilAcquisitionBoston DynamicsUSAKinema SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Boston_Dynamics_Acquires_Deep-Learning_Specialist/a64600
2019MarchAcquisitionCycloMediaUSAFloating Point FXUSANot disclosedhttps://www.cyclomedia.com/en/resources/news/cyclomedia-acquires-floating-point-fx
2019MarchAcquisitionFagerhultSwedeniGuzziniItaly€375.9 millionhttps://www.ledsmagazine.com/architectural-lighting/indoor-lighting/article/16699039/fagerhult-closes-iguzzini-acquisition-for-3759-million
2019MarchAcquisitionFLIR SystemsUSAEndeavor RoboticsUSA$382 millionhttps://www.flir.com/news-center/press-releases/flir-systems-completes-acquisition-of-endeavor-robotics/
2019MarchAcquisitionRenesasJapanIDTUSANot disclosedhttps://www.renesas.com/us/en/about/press-room/renesas-completes-acquisition-integrated-device-technology
2019MarchAcquisitionAlibabaChinaInfinityARIsraelNot disclosedhttps://techcrunch.com/2019/03/24/alibaba-acquires-israeli-vr-startup-infinity-augmented-reality/
2019MarchAcquisitionLuna innovationsUSAGeneral PhotonicsUSA$20 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Luna_Innovations_Acquires_General_Photonics_for/a64507
2019MarchAcquisitionBroadex TechnologiesChinaKaiamUSA$5.5 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/optical-tech/transmission/article/16667833/broadex-technologies-buys-kaiams-uk-operations
2019MarchAcquisitionNVIDIAUSAMellanoxUSA$6.9 billionhttps://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-mellanox-for-6-9-billion
2019MarchAcquisitionCologixUSAMetro OpticCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.cologix.com/company/news/cologix-press-releases/cologix-acquires-metro-optic/
2019MarchAcquisitionCambridge Industries GroupChinaLumentum Optical (Transceiver Product Lines)USANot disclosedhttps://www.lumentum.com/en/media-room/news-releases/lumentum-sell-certain-optical-transceiver-product-lines-cig
2019MarchAcquisitionR&MSwitzerlandOptimum FiberopticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rm-acquires-optimum-fiberoptics-inc-300805338.html
2019MarchMergerHyperthermUSAOMAXUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thefabricator.com/thefabricator/news/cuttingweldprep/hypertherm-acquires-omax
2019MarchAcquisitionDelta ElectronicsNetherlandsAmerluxUSA$90 millionhttps://tadviser.com/index.php/Company:Amerlux
2019FebruaryAcquisitionSignifyNetherlandsFirefly LiFiUSANot disclosedhttps://lifi.co/news/signify-acquires-firefly/
2019FebruaryAcquisitionSafety Technology HoldingsUnited KingdomOpTek SystemsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190201005295/en/Safety-Technology-Holdings-Acquires-OpTek-Systems
2019FebruaryAcquisitionDELTA FiberNetherlandsCBizzNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.deltafibernederland.nl/en/delta-fiber-nederland-neemt-cbizz-over/
2019FebruaryAcquisitionSafety TechnologyUSAOpTek SystemsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190201005295/en/Safety-Technology-Holdings-Acquires-OpTek-Systems
2019FebruaryAcquisitionEOSGermanyVulcan LabsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.eos.info/en/press-releases/eos-acquires-vulcan-labs
2019FebruaryAcquisitionSafran Electronics & DefenseFranceCollins Aerospace (ElectroMechanical Systems business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.safran-electronics-defense.com/media/safran-acquires-electromechanical-systems-business-collins-aerospace-20190211
2019FebruaryAcquisitionResoneticsUSACaribou TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/resonetics-announces-acquisition-of-caribou-technologies-300788943.html
2019FebruaryAcquisitionScientific Digital ImagingUnited KingdomGraticules (Pyser Optics Division)United Kingdom£3.4 millionhttps://www.insidermedia.com/news/national/sdi-expands-with-graticules-acquisition
2019FebruaryAcquisitionTeledyneUSARoper TechnologiesUSA$225 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190205005798/en/Teledyne-Completes-Acquisition-of-Scientific-Imaging-Businesses-of-Roper-Technologies
2019FebruaryAcquisitionPrecision Surfacing SolutionsGermanyMeyer BurgerSwitzerland$49.8 millionhttps://www.pv-tech.org/meyer-burger-sells-wafering-business-for-chf-50-million-in-cash/
2019JanuaryAcquisitionOZ Optics LimitedCanadaYY LabsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ozoptics.com/news/pr_194.html
2019JanuaryAcquisitionOsramGermanyRing AutomotiveUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://evertiq.com/design/45506
2019JanuaryAcquisitionWescoUSASylvania Lighting SolutionUSANot disclosedhttp://wesco.investorroom.com/2019-01-16-WESCO-International-Inc-Acquires-OSRAMs-Sylvania-Lighting-Solutions
2019JanuaryAcquisitionHoribaJapanMantaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.horiba.com/en_en/company/news/detail/news/1/2019/horiba-instruments-acquires-all-shares-of-manta-instruments/
2019JanuaryAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAPadtec (submarine systems division)BrazilR$ 75 millionhttps://www.fibre-systems.com/news/ipg-photonics-acquires-padtec-submarine-systems-division
2019JanuaryAcquisitionPhotonics Systems GroupGermanyLS Laser SystemsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.innolas-solutions.com/media/press-releases/details/photonics-systems-group-acquires-ls-laser-systems/
2019JanuaryAcquisitionSamsungSouth KoreaCorephotonicsIsrael$155 millionhttps://en.globes.co.il/en/article-samsung-buys-israeli-co-corephotonics-for-155m-1001270699
2019JanuaryAcquisitionHargrayUSADark Fiber SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.hargray.com/about-hargray/blognews/hargray-acquire-dark-fiber-systems-jacksonville-fl
2019JanuaryAcquisitionMetroNet FiberUSALightSpeed FiberUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190131005657/en/MetroNet-Fiber-Announces-Acquisition-of-Lansing%E2%80%99s-LightSpeed-Fiber
2019JanuaryAcquisitionFLIR SystemsUSAAeryon LabsCanada$200 millionhttps://www.flir.com/news-center/press-releases/flir-systems-acquires-aeryon-labs-for-$200m/
2019JanuaryAcquisitionMacquarie Infrastructure PartnersUSABluebird NetworkUSANot disclosedhttps://bluebirdnetwork.com/bluebird-network-to-be-acquired-by-macquarie-infrastructure-partners
2019JanuaryAcquisitionLuxPointUSAUnited PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16566928/entering-fiber-laser-market-luxpoint-acquires-united-photonics
2019JanuaryMergerAccumet EngineeringUSALaser ServicesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.accumet.com/updates/accumet-engineering-and-laser-services-merge-under-the-name-accumet/
2019JanuaryAcquisitionPolyOneUSAFiber-LineUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/polyone-announces-acquisition-of-fiber-line-300771983.html
2019JanuaryAcquisitionJingfang OptotelectronicsChinaAnteryonNetherlands€45 millionhttp://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2019/01/jingfang-optotelectronics-acquires.html
2018DecemberAcquisitionExcelitasUSAAxsunUSANot disclosedhttps://www.excelitas.com/press-release/excelitas-technologies-announces-agreement-acquire-axsun-technologies
2018DecemberAcquisitionTrumpfGermanyPhilips PhotonicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16571568/trumpf-acquires-philips-laser-diode-division
2018DecemberAcquisitionCisco SystemsUSALuxteraUSA$660 millionhttps://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?articleId=1959037&type=webcontent
2018DecemberAcquisitionCRVNetherlandsEngenderNew ZealandNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/9/12/5
2018DecemberAcquisitionADTRANUSASmartRGUSANot disclosedhttps://investors.adtran.com/news-and-events/press-release-details/2018/ADTRAN-Acquires-SmartRGLeading-Provider-of-Connected-Home-Software-Platforms--Cloud-Services/default.aspx
2018DecemberAcquisitionLumentumUSAOclaroUSA$1.8 billionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16675955/lumentum-closes-oclaro-buy
2018NovemberAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAGenesis SystemsUSA$115 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16571410/ipg-photonics-to-acquire-robotic-systems-integrator-genesis
2018NovemberAcquisitionMKS InstrumentUSAElectro Scientific IndustriesUSA$1 billionhttps://www.lasersystemseurope.com/news/mks-instruments-acquire-esi-1-billion
2018NovemberAcquisitionII-VI USAFinisarUSA$3.2 billionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/optical-tech/components/article/16675793/iivi-to-acquire-finisar-for-32-billion#:~:text=II%2DVI%20Inc.,the%20middle%20of%20next%20year.
2018NovemberAcquisitionCosemi USAOptellaSouth KoreaNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/11/14/1651536/0/en/Cosemi-Acquires-Optella.html
2018NovemberAcquisitionVIAVIUSARPC PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://newyorkphotonics.org/2018/11/13/rpc-photonics-sold-to-viavi-solutions/
2018NovemberAcquisitionHexatronicSwedenOpternusGermany€10 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/25/1627076/0/en/Hexatronic-signs-agreement-to-acquire-German-fiber-optic-company-Opternus-GmbH.html
2018OctoberAcquisitionThorlabsUSANorlandUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/PressReleases.cfm?ReleaseID=100
2018OctoberAcquisitionCoherentUSAOndaxUSANot disclosedphotonics.com/Articles/Coherent_Inc_Acquires_Ondax/a64088
2018OctoberAcquisitionBattery VenturesUSASigmaTEKUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181023005479/en/Battery-Ventures-Acquires-Manufacturing--and-Fabrication-Software-Company-SigmaTEK-Systems
2018OctoberAcquisitionNovantaUSALaser QuantumUnited Kingdom$45.7 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16571612/novanta-acquires-remaining-equity-in-laser-quantum
2018OctoberAcquisitionAkoya BiosciencesUSAPerkinElmerUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181031005857/en/Akoya-Biosciences-Acquires-Phenoptics-Portfolio-from-PerkinElmer
2018OctoberAcquisitionLuminexUSAMilliporeSigmaUSA$75 millionhttps://www.biospace.com/article/releases/luminex-corporation-to-acquire-milliporesigma-s-flow-cytometry-portfolio/
2018OctoberAcquisitionCienaUSADonRiverUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ciena.com/insights/articles/Ciena-Completes-Acquisition-of-DonRiver.html
2018OctoberAcquisitionHoya Surgical OpticsSingaporeMid LabsUSANot disclosedhttps://hoyasurgicaloptics.com/html/page.php?page_id=39&single_con_view=320
2018OctoberAcquisitionHoya Surgical OpticsSingaporeFritz RuckGermanyNot disclosedhttps://hoyasurgicaloptics.com/html/page.php?page_id=39&single_con_view=320
2018OctoberAcquisitionHZOUSASemblantUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/23/1625381/0/en/HZO-Inc-Acquires-Semblant-Ltd-to-Accelerate-Expansion-of-Protective-Coating-and-Waterproofing-Solutions-for-Electronic-Device-Manufacturers.html
2018OctoberAcquisitionResoneticsUSASTIIsraelNot disclosedhttps://resonetics.com/about-us/news/resonetics-announces-acquisition-of-sti-laser-industries/
2018OctoberAcquisitionGTTUSAAccess PointUSA$40 millionhttps://www.gtt.net/us-en/media-center/press-releases/gtt-acquires-access-point
2018OctoberAcquisitionMKSUSAElectro Scientific IndustriesUSA$1 billionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/30/1638962/0/en/MKS-Instruments-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-Electro-Scientific-Industries-Inc.html
2018OctoberAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomIntegrated TechnologiesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Gooch_Housego_Acquires_Integrated_Technologies/a63793
2018OctoberAcquisitionLuna InnovationsUSAMicronOpticsUSA$5 millionhttps://optics.org/news/9/10/35
2018OctoberAcquisitionInfineraUSACoriantGermany/USA$230 millionhttps://www.infinera.com/press-release/infinera-closes-acquisition-coriant-becomes-one-of-worlds-largest-optical-network-equipment-providers
2018OctoberAcquisitionHexagonSwedenExternal-Array SoftwareChinaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Hexagon_AB_Acquires_External-Array_Software/a63750
2018SeptemberAcquisitionPrincipiaItalyCrest OpticsItaly$7 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Principia_Buys_7M_Stake_in_CrestOptics/a63719
2018SeptemberAcquisitionNRGUSAPentalumIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.nrgsystems.com/news-media/nrg-systems-purchases-direct-detect-lidar-technology-developed-by-pentalum-pairs-industry-leading-service-with-market-leading-remote-sensing-value/
2018SeptemberAcquisitionMolexUSANisticaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.molex.com/molex/news/display_news.jsp?channel=New&channelId=-8&oid=2456&pageTitle=Molex+Announces+Acquisition+of+Nistica+Business
2018SeptemberAcquisitionElectro-OpticsUSAFEEGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16571488/electrooptics-technology-acquires-laser-crystal-supplier-fee
2018SeptemberAcquisitionCore Industrial PartnersUSAMCTUSANot disclosedhttps://coreipfund.com/news/core-industrial-partners-acquires-midwest-composite-technologies-establishing-industry-4-0-platform/
2018SeptemberAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomGould Fiber OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/9/9/10
2018SeptemberAcquisitionSolar LightUSAGooch and HousegoUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Solar_Light_Company_Acquires_Gooch_and_Housego/a63926
2018SeptemberAcquisitionBoston ScientificUSAAugmenixUSA$500 millionhttps://news.bostonscientific.com/2018-09-06-Boston-Scientific-Announces-Agreement-To-Acquire-Augmenix-Inc
2018SeptemberMergerZenFi Networks USACross River FiberUSANot disclosedhttps://zenfi.com/press_release/zenfi-networks-and-cross-river-fiber-complete-merger/
2018SeptemberAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyOTTO Vision TechnologyGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.com/press/pressreleases/2018/09/03/acquisition-of-otto-vision-technology-and-ovitec
2018SeptemberAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyOVITECGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.us/press/press-releases/2018/09/03/acquistion-of-otto-vision-technology-and-ovitec
2018SeptemberAcquisitionFLIR SystemsUSAAcyclicaUSANot disclosedhttps://investors.flir.com/news-releases/news-release-details/flir-systems-acquires-acyclica
2018SeptemberAcquisitionCoherentUSAOR LaserGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Coherent_Acquires_OR_Lasertechnologie/a63559
2018SeptemberAcquisitionCoherentUSAOR LaserGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Coherent_Acquires_OR_Lasertechnologie/a63559
2018AugustAcquisitionOxideJapanLumerasUSANot disclosedhttps://www.opt-oxide.com/en/2086/
2018AugustAcquisitionStandexUSATenibac-GraphionUSA$57 millionhttps://www.crunchbase.com/organization/tenibac-graphion-inc
2018AugustAcquisitionMitsubishi ElectricJapanASTES4SwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2018/0806.html
2018AugustAcquisitionOmniGuideUSALisa Laser ProductsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.omni-guide.com/omniguide-acquire-lisa-laser/
2018AugustAcquisitionExteNet SystemsUSAHudson Fiber NetworkUSANot disclosedhttps://extenetsystems.com/extenet-systems-completes-acquisition-of-hudson-fiber-network/
2018AugustAcquisitionKontronGermanyInocybeCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.kontron.com/en/news/kontron-communications-business-acquires-inocybe/n154139
2018AugustMergerHKBN ChinaWTTChina$1.34 billionhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wtt-hk-m-a-hkbn-idUSKBN1KS1SV
2018AugustAcquisitionAtlas CopcoUnited KingdomBrooks AutomationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.atlascopcogroup.com/en/media/corporate-press-releases/2018/20180827-acquisition-brooks
2018AugustAcquisitionON SemiconductorUSASensLIrelandNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/ON_Semiconductor_Acquires_SensL/a63551
2018JulyAcquisitionCaledoniaUnited KingdomCooke OpticsUnited Kingdom£96.5 millionhttps://optics.org/news/9/7/26
2018JulyAcquisitionIDEXUSAFinger Lakes InstrumentationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.idex-hs.com/news-events/press-releases/idex-health-science-announces-acquisition-of-finger-lakes-instrumentation/
2018JulyAcquisitionMetrohmSwitzerlandB&W TekUSANot disclosedhttps://www.metrohm.com/en/company/news/metrohm-acquires-bw-tek/
2018JulyAcquisitionBrukerUSAJPK InstrumentsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bruker-announces-acquisition-of-jpk-instruments-300680217.html
2018JulyAcquisitionBaslerGermanySilicon SoftwareGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.baslerweb.com/en/company/news-press/press-releases/basler-ag-acquires-silicon-software-gmbh/40576/
2018JulyAcquisitionFaroUSALanmark ControlsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/faro-announces-acquisition-of-lanmark-controls-inc-300677424.html
2018JulyAcquisitionSterlite TechIndiaMetallurgica BrescianaItaly€47 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/fttx/cables-enclosures/article/16676084/sterlite-tech-signs-agreement-to-acquire-italys-metallurgica-bresciana-spa
2018JulyMerger3D LaserUnited KingdomGeoSLAMUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://geoslam.com/blog/2018/07/20/3d-laser-mapping-geoslam-global-merger-announced/
2018JulyAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyProdomax AutomationCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.com/press/pressreleases/acquisition-of-prodomax-automation-completed
2018JulyAcquisitionExcelitas TechnologiesUSAResearch Electro OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2018/07/09/1534838/0/en/Excelitas-Technologies-Acquires-Research-Electro-Optics.html
2018JulyAcquisitionSCHOTTGermanyPrimocelerFinlandNot disclosedhttps://www.schott.com/english/news/press.html?NID=com5431
2018JulyAcquisitionCienaUSAPacket DesignUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ciena.com/insights/articles/Ciena-Completes-Acquisition-of-Packet-Design.html
2018JulyAcquisitionZayoUSANew Ulm TelecomUSA$42 millionhttps://apnews.com/press-release/pr-businesswire/09da2d79482143ed89342a8590463d10
2018JuneAcquisitionResoneticsUSAMedelecSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://resonetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Resonetics-Press-Release-Medelec-Acquisition-FINAL-6-21-2018-004.pdf
2018JuneAcquisitionEQTUSAZemaxUSANot disclosedhttps://www.zemax.com/blog/zemax-blog/june-2018/zemax-prepares-for-new-phase-of-growth-with-acquis
2018JuneAcquisitionPlasma-ThermUSACORIALFranceNot disclosedhttps://corial.plasmatherm.com/en/blog/corporate/plasma-therm-completes-acquisition-of-corial
2018JuneAcquisitionMycronicSwedenMRSI SystemsUSA$40.7 millionhttps://mrsisystems.com/2018/06/01/6118-mycronic-acquires-mrsi-systems-llc/
2018JuneAcquisitionHexagonSwedenAutonomouStuffUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hexagon-acquires-autonomoustuff-bolstering-its-leadership-position-in-autonomous-solutions-300662279.html
2018MayAcquisitionON SemiconductorUSASensL TechnologiesIrelandNot disclosedhttps://www.onsemi.com/about/company/customer-integrations/sensl-acquisition
2018MayAcquisitionCohuUSAXcerraUSA$796 millionhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-xcerra-m-a-cohu-idUSKBN1I90UF
2018MayAcquisitionGimvBelgiumLaser 2000GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.gimv.com/en/news/gimv-acquires-majority-leading-european-photonics-solutions-provider-laser-2000
2018MayAcquisitionm-u-tGermanySpectral EnginesFinlandNot disclosedhttps://www.spectralengines.com/news/germany-based-photonics-company-m-u-t-ag-has-acquired-75-of-spectral-engines-shares
2018MayAcquisitionNovantaUSAZettlexUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/novanta-acquired-zettlex-300641538.html
2018MayAcquisitionOsramGermanyFluence BioengineeringUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180503005901/en/Osram-Advances-to-Become-a-Leader-in-Digital-Farming-Solutions-with-Acquisition-of-Texas-Based-Fluence-Bioengineering
2018MayAcquisitionOsramGermanyVixarUSANot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/9/4/59
2018MayAcquisitionGeneral LEDUSAAcolyteUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180502006083/en/General-LED-Announces-the-Acquisition-of-the-Acolyte-Group
2018MayAcquisitionPrior ScientificUnited KingdomQueensgate InstrumentsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.prior.com/queensgate-news/pleased-announce-queensgate-instruments-formerly-brand-elektron-technology-ltd-acquired-prior-scientific-instruments-ltd
2018MayAcquisitionANSYS USAOPTISUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ansys.com/news-center/press-releases/05-02-18-ansys-acquires-optis-becomes-leading-provider-autonomous-vehicle-simulation
2018MayAcquisitionHexagonSwedenNEXTSENSEAustriaNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hexagon-acquires-nextsense-gmbh-a-leader-in-industrial-measurement-and-inspection-solutions-300648339.html
2018MayAcquisitionNidecJapanGenmark AutomationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.nidec.com/en-EU/corporate/news/2018/news0501-01/
2018MayAcquisitionStrykerUSAHygia Health ServicesUSANot disclosedhttp://sustainability.stryker.com/stryker-acquries-hygia-health-services/
2018MayAcquisitionLeyard and PlanarUSAeyevisGermanyNot disclosedbusinesswire.com/news/home/20180510005101/en/Leyard-and-Planar-Complete-Acquisition-of-eyevis
2018MayAcquisitionCarlyle GroupUSAHGHFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.carlyle.com/media-room/news-release-archive/carlyle-group-enters-exclusive-negotiations-acquire-hgh-infrared
2018MayAcquisitionCGSSwitzerlandInnoLas SolutionsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.pv-tech.org/innolas-solutions-acquired-by-swiss-industrial-investment-firm-cgs/
2018AprilAcquisitionASM Pacific TechnologySingaporeAmicraGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.asmpacific.com/en/media-release/77-asm-pacific-technology-acquires-amicra-to-enter-the-photonics-market
2018AprilAcquisitionLG ElectronicsSouth KoreaZKWAustria€1.1 billionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lg-acquires-global-premium-automotive-lighting-company-zkw-group-300637248.html
2018AprilAcquisitionBrukerUSAAnasys InstrumentsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.bruker.com/ko/news-and-events/news/2018/bruker-acquires-nanoir-company-anasys-instruments.html
2018AprilAcquisitionLuminarUSABlack Forest EngineeringUSANot disclosedhttp://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2018/04/luminar-acquires-black-forest.html
2018AprilMergerGlobalstarUSAFiberLightUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180425005817/en/Globalstar-to-Merge-with-Metro-Fiber-Provider-FiberLight-and-Acquire-Other-Assets-in-Stock-Transaction
2018AprilAcquisitionCertaraUSAAnalytica LaserUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.certara.com/pressrelease/certara-acquires-analytica-laser-a-leader-in-market-access-health-economics-and-outcomes-research-heor-and-real-world-evidence-solutions/
2018AprilAcquisitionAgilentUSALasergenUSA$105 millionhttps://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/presrel/2018/03apr-gp18032.html
2018MarchAcquisitionII-VIUSACoAdnaUnited Kingdom$85 millionhttps://ii-vi.com/news/ii-vi-incorporated-to-acquire-coadna-a-leader-in-wavelength-selective-switches/
2018MarchAcquisitionUnitySCFranceHSEB DresdenGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2018/03/20/1442527/0/en/UnitySC-Acquires-HSEB-Dresden-GMBH-to-Become-a-Global-Leader-in-Semiconductor-Process-Control.html
2018MarchAcquisitionOsramGermanyBAG ElectronicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180319005669/en/Osram-Strengthens-Digital-Business-with-Acquisition-of-Trilux-Subsidiary
2018MarchAcquisitionStereoVision ImagingUSADigital Signal CorporationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stereovision-imaging-acquires-digital-signal-corporation-300611866.html
2018MarchAcquisitionBystronicSwitzerlandTTM LaserItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.lasersystemseurope.com/news/bystronic-acquires-ttm-laser
2018MarchAcquisitionTREKK DesignUSATerrametrixUSANot disclosedhttps://www.morrisseygoodale.com/blog/mergers-acquisitions/trekk-design-group-acquires-mobile-lidar-firm-terrametrix-inc/
2018MarchAcquisitionHimaxTaiwanEmzaIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/29/1455337/0/en/Himax-Decides-to-Exercise-Options-to-Fully-Acquire-Emza-Visual-Sense.html
2018MarchAcquisitionHewlett Packard EnterpriseUSACape NetworksSouth Africa, USANot disclosedhttps://www.hpe.com/us/en/newsroom/press-release/2018/03/hpe-to-acquire-cape-networks.html
2018MarchAcquisitionAnalog Devices Inc.USASymeoGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.symeo.com/en/news/press-release-analog-devices-adds-innovative-radar-technology-with-acquisition-of-symeo.html
2018MarchAcquisitionLatourSwedenSensortecSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.latour.se/en/press?page=/perma/press/1561591
2018MarchAcquisitionTechcompUnited KingdomAASolutionsUAENot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/edinburgh-instruments-establishes-middle-east-platform_N7826.html
2018MarchAcquisitionBystronicSwitzerlandTTM LaserItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.lasersystemseurope.com/news/bystronic-acquires-ttm-laser
2018MarchAcquisitionKLA-TencorUSAOrbotechIsrael$3.4 billionhttps://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2018/03/19/kla-tencor-to-acquire-orbotech-klac-orbk.html
2018MarchAcquisitionSOLIFOSSwitzerlandBrugg KabelSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://bruggcables.com/en/news-single/news/solifos-ag-uebernimmt-den-fiberoptischen-bereich-der-brugg-kabel-ag/?tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&cHash=8bf9f4f32d502793001dad58901d94ff
2018FebruaryAcquisitionSynopsysUSAPhoeniX SoftwareNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/2018-02-08-Synopsys-Expands-Photonic-Design-Solution-with-the-Acquisition-of-PhoeniX-Software
2018FebruaryAcquisitionSemiConductor DevicesIsraelQuantum ImagingUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/SemiConductor_Devices_Acquires_Quantum_Imaging/a63099
2018FebruaryAcquisitionUniversal Photonics Inc.USAJ.I. Morris Co.USANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/UPI_Acquires_Surface_Polishing_Business/a62881
2018FebruaryAcquisitionNEC Display SolutionsUSAS[quadrat]GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.sharpnecdisplays.us/about/press-release/nec-expands-portfolio-with-the-acquisition-of-germ/788
2018FebruaryAcquisitionBGISUSACritical Solutions GroupUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16676281/bgis-acquires-csg-to-grow-data-center-services-business
2018FebruaryAcquisitionAMSAustriaKeyLemonSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/february-2018/ams-about-to-acquire-keylemon
2018FebruaryAcquisitionAU OptronicsTaiwanComQiUSA$28 millionhttps://www.sixteen-nine.net/2018/02/08/report-comqi-acquired-for-28m-by-taiwanese-panel-maker-au-optronics/
2018FebruaryAcquisitionGTCRUSAResoneticsUSANot disclosedhttps://peprofessional.com/2018/02/gtcr-acquires-resonetics-sverica/
2018FebruaryAcquisitionViaviUSACobhamUnited Kingdom$455 millionhttps://www.viavisolutions.com/en-us/news-releases/viavi-acquire-cobham-avcomm-and-wireless-test-and-measurement-businesses
2018FebruaryAcquisitionBühler Leybold Optics GermanyOptegGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.opteg.com/2018/02/
2018FebruaryAcquisitionEXFOCanadaAstelliaFrance€25.9 millionhttps://www.exfo.com/en/corporate/news-events/press-releases/exfo-acquires-astellia/
2018JanuaryAcquisitionLensarUSALaser Unit of Precision Eye ServicesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lensar.com/pressreleases/LENSAR_Acquires_PES_Announcement.pdf
2018JanuaryAcquisitionProto LabsUSARapid ManufacturingUSA$120 millionhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/additive-manufacturing/article/16485199/proto-labs-to-acquire-rapid-manufacturing-group
2018JanuaryAcquisitionTDKUSAChirp MicrosystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.tdk.com/en/news_center/press/20180111_01.html
2018JanuaryAcquisitionMetrohmSwitzerlandIPSUSANot disclosedhttps://www.metrohm.com/en/company/news/news-acquisition-ips/
2018JanuaryAcquisitionConterraUSANUSAUSANot disclosedhttps://www.conterra.com/conterra-networks-completes-acquisition-of-gulf-coast-regional-fiber-optic-provider/
2018JanuaryAcquisitionGTTUSACustom ConnectNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.gtt.net/us-en/media-center/press-releases/gtt-acquires-custom-connect
2018JanuaryAcquisitionNTT CommunicationsUSARagingWireUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ragingwire.com/news/ntt-com-acquires-100-percent-ownership-of-ragingwire-data-centers
2018JanuaryAcquisitionZayoUSAOptic Zoo NetworksCanadaCAN $31 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16675667/zayos-vancouver-footprint-grows-with-optic-zoo-networks-acquisition
2018JanuaryAcquisitionLOGIXUSAAlpheus CommunicationsUSANot disclosedhttps://logix.com/logix-completes-acquisition-of-alpheus-communications/
2018JanuaryAcquisitionAsahi Kasei MicrodevicesJapanSenseair SwedenNot disclosedhttps://www.asahi-kasei.com/news/2017/e180201.html
2018JanuaryAcquisitionUrban ControlUnited KingdomEnlightPortugalNot disclosedhttps://www.urban-control.com/urban-control-acquire-portuguese-product-manufacturer/
2018JanuaryAcquisitionEnvironnement SAFranceMercury Instruments AnalyticalGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.envea.global/it/environnement-s-a-group-to-acquire-mercury-instruments-gmbh/
2018JanuaryAcquisitionTrumpfGermanyAmphosGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.trumpf.com/filestorage/TRUMPF_Master/Corporate/Press/Press_releases/2017_18/Corporate/20180126_PR_TRUMPF_acquires_manufacturer_of_ultrashort_pulsed_lasers/20180126-PR-TRUMPF-acquires-AMPHOS.pdf
2018JanuaryAcquisitionEdmund OpticsUSAITOSGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.edmundoptics.com/company/press-releases/news/edmund-optics-acquires-itos-gmbh--mainz/
2017DecemberAcquisitionCorningUSA3MUSA$900 millionhttps://www.corning.com/asean/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2017/12/corning-to-acquire-substantially-all-of-3ms-communication-markets-division.html
2017DecemberAcquisitionIDEXUSAthinXXSGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.idex-hs.com/news-events/press-releases/new-acquisition-microfluidics-2/
2017DecemberAcquisitionPrysmianItalyGeneral CableUSA$3 billionhttps://www.prysmiangroup.com/en/press-releases/prysmian-to-acquire-general-cable
2017DecemberAcquisitionUniversal PhotonicsUSAJ.I. MorrisUSANot disclosedhttp://universalphotonics.com/Press/tabid/134/EntryId/18/UNIVERSAL-PHOTONICS-ACQUIRES-MASSACHUSETTS-BUSINESS-IN-CASH-DEAL.aspx
2017DecemberAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSALaser Depth DynamicsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/IPG_Photonics_Acquires_Laser_Depth_Dynamics/a62915
2017DecemberAcquisitionAEA InvestorsUSAExcelitasUSANot disclosedhttps://www.excelitas.com/press-release/excelitas-technologies-acquired-aea-investors
2017DecemberAcquisitionRockwell AutomationUSAOdos ImagingUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://ir.rockwellautomation.com/press-releases/press-releases-details/2017/Rockwell-Automation-Acquires-Odos-Imaging-to-Leverage-3-D-Time-of-Flight-Technology-for-Sensing-and-Safety-Applications/default.aspx
2017NovemberAcquisitionNedermanSwedenNeo MonitorsNorwayNot disclosedhttps://news.cision.com/nederman/r/nederman-completes-acquisition-of-neo-monitors-as,c2384900
2017OctoberAcquisitionUnitronUSALuxo MicroscopesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/unitron-ltd-adds-luxo-microscopes-to-its-portfolio-of-industrial-microscopes-300531889.html
2017OctoberAcquisitionCMRAustriaCoherent Rofin-Sinar CO2 laser divisionUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/8/10/26
2017OctoberAcquisitionTrumpfGermanyAccess LaserUSANot disclosedhttps://www.accesslaser.com/alc-joins-trumpf/
2017OctoberAcquisitionNovantaUSALaser QuantumUnited Kingdom£25.5 millionhttps://investors.novanta.com/news/news-details/2017/Novanta-Increases-Ownership-in-Laser-Quantum-to-over-75-Percent/default.aspx
2017OctoberAcquisitionExfoCanadaYenista OpticsFrance$11.1 millionhttps://www.exfo.com/en/corporate/news-events/press-releases/acquisition-yenista-optics/
2017SeptemberAcquisitionBalluffGermanyMatrix VisionGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.balluff.com/en/de/news/press-section/press-news/balluff-family-is-growing/
2017SeptemberAcquisitionScientific Digital ImagingUnited KingdomApplied Thermal ControlUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Scientific_Digital_Imaging_Acquires_Applied/a62520
2017SeptemberAcquisitionPanorama SynergyAustraliaHydrixAustraliaNot disclosedhttps://www.crn.com.au/news/mems-sensors-manufacturer-panorama-synergy-acquires-iot-firm-hydrix-473110
2017SeptemberAcquisitionHamamatsuJapanEnergetiqUSA$42 millionhttps://optics.org/news/8/9/35
2017SeptemberAcquisitionULO OpticsUnited KingdomLaser Beam ProductsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/8/9/20
2017SeptemberAcquisitionMinebeaMitsumiJapanC&AUSANot disclosedhttps://www.minebeamitsumi.com/english/news/press/2017/1194643_8993.html
2017AugustAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSAPatheon Netherlands$7.2 billionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/thermo-fisher-scientific-completes-acquisition-of-patheon-300510547.html
2017AugustAcquisitionBrukerUSAXGLabItalyNot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/Bruker-Acquires-Company-XGLab-with-Unique-X-Ray-Detection-Technologies-and-XRF-Instruments-for-Art--Conservation-Markets/default.aspx
2017AugustAcquisitionGlobus MedicalUSAKB MedicalSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/08/02/1071227/0/en/Globus-Medical-Announces-Acquisition-of-Robotics-Developer-KB-Medical.html
2017AugustAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyFive Lakes AutomationUSANot disclosedhttps://optics.org/press/3690
2017AugustAcquisitionResoneticsUSAAduro LaserUSANot disclosedhttps://resonetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Resonetics-Acquires-Aduro.pdf
2017AugustAcquisitionOsram GermanyDigital Lumens USANot disclosedhttps://www.osram-group.com/~/media/Files/O/Osram/documents/en/PI_Osram_Digital%20Lumens_EN.PDF
2017AugustAcquisitionGUB Venture Capital FundGermanyAifotecGermany61% shares or 1.2 million Eurohttps://www.reuters.com/article/brief-gub-wagniskapital-acquires-majorit-idUSASM000DYL
2017AugustAcquisitionII‐VIUSAKaiam LaserUnited Kingdom$80 millionhttps://ii-vi.com/news/ii-vi-incorporated-acquires-kaiams-6-inch-wafer-fabrication-facility-in-the-u-k/
2017JulyAcquisitionAdvanced Energy IndustriesUSAExcelsysUSANot disclosedhttps://www.advancedenergy.com/main-menu/archive/2017/advanced-energy-acquires-excelsys-technologies-strengthening-its-specialty-power-portfolio/
2017JulyMergerKeopsysFranceQuantelUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/8/7/4
2017JulyAcquisitionNovantaUSAWorld of MedicineFrance€115 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/novanta-announces-closing-of-world-of-medicine-acquisition-300483583.html
2017JulyAcquisitionTeledyne InstrumentsUSAScientific SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170713005226/en/Teledyne-to-Acquire-Scientific-Systems-Inc.
2017JulyAcquisitionOsramGermanyLeddarTechCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/test-measurement/article/16569653/osram-acquires-251-of-solidstate-lidar-company-leddartech
2017JulyAcquisitionCorningUSASpiderCloud WirelessUSANot disclosedhttps://www.corning.com/worldwide/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2017/07/corning-acquires-spidercloud-wireless.html
2017JulyAcquisitionCrosmanUSALaserMaxUSANot disclosedhttps://sgbonline.com/crosman-corporation-acquires-commercial-business-of-lasermax/
2017JulyAcquisitionAdva Optical NetworkingGermanyMRV CommunicationsUSA$69 millionhttps://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20170702-adva-optical-networking-enters-into-agreement-to-acquire-mrv-communications-inc
2017JulyAcquisitionApolloUSALumiledsNetherlands$3.3 billionhttps://optics.org/news/8/7/11
2017JulyAcquisitionAgilent TechnologiesUSACobalt Light SystemsUnited Kingdom£40 millionhttps://www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/presrel/2017/07jul-gp17014.html
2017JulyAcquisitionNKT PhotonicsDenmarkOnefiveSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16569616/strengthening-material-processing-business-nkt-photonics-to-acquire-onefive-updated
2017JuneAcquisitionGE AviationUSAOC RoboticsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.geaviation.com/press-release/services/ge-aviation-acquires-leading-robotics-manufacturer-oc-robotics
2017JuneAcquisitionSafranFranceISEIFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.safran-electronics-defense.com/media/safran-acquires-isei-specialist-helicopter-flight-data-management-20170622#:~:text=Safran%20acquires%20ISEI%2C%20a%20specialist%20in%20helicopter%20flight%20data%20management,-Paris%20Air%20Show&text=Safran%20Electronics%20%26%20Defense%20has%20purchased,for%20helicopters%20and%20light%20airplanes.
2017JuneAcquisitionSafranFranceKalrayUSANot disclosedhttps://www.safran-group.com/media/safran-acquires-stake-kalray-european-leader-new-generation-processors-critical-onboard-systems-20170622
2017JuneAcquisitionStrykerUSANovadaq TechnologiesCanada$701 millionhttps://www.stryker.com/us/en/about/news/2017/stryker-announces-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-novadaq-techno.html
2017JuneAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAInnovative Laser TechnologiesUSA$40 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/06/19/1025705/0/en/IPG-Photonics-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-Innovative-Laser-Technologies.html
2017JuneAcquisitionBaslerGermanyMycableUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Basler_Acquires_Mycable/a62180
2017JuneAcquisitionOsram Germany LED EnginUSANot disclosedhttps://www.osram-group.com/en/media/press-releases/pr-2017/01-06-2017
2017JuneAcquisitionPerkinElmer USAEuroimmun Germany$1.3 billionhttps://ir.perkinelmer.com/news-releases/news-release-details/perkinelmer-acquire-euroimmun-approximately-13-billion
2017JuneAcquisitionII‐VIUSAIntegrated PhotonicsUSA$45.0 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/06/20/1026030/11543/en/II-VI-Incorporated-Acquires-Integrated-Photonics-An-Innovator-of-Optical-Isolator-Materials.html
2017JuneAcquisitionAMS TechnologiesGermanyElforlightUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/8/6/11
2017JuneAcquisitionANDRITZ AustriaPowerlase United KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.andritz.com/newsroom-en/news/andritz-acquires-majority-stake-in-powerlase-photonics
2017JuneAcquisitionStrykerUSANovadaq TechnologiesCanada$701 millionhttps://www.stryker.com/us/en/about/news/2017/stryker-announces-definitive-agreement-to-acquire-novadaq-techno.html
2017MayAcquisitionVecoNetherlandsReith LaserNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://insights.vecoprecision.com/news/veco-announces-acquisition-of-reith-laser
2017MayAcquisitionTrimbleUSAMüller-ElektronikGermanyNot disclosedhttps://investor.trimble.com/news-releases/news-release-details/trimble-acquire-muller-elektronik-extend-its-precision
2017MayAcquisitionApplied Research AssociatesUSANeya SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/05/02/975425/0/en/Applied-Research-Associates-Inc-Acquires-Neya-Systems-LLC.html
2017MayAcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSANutfield TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/micromachining/article/16490422/faro-technologies-acquires-laser-scanner-maker-nutfield-technology
2017MayAcquisitionFocuslight TechnologiesChinaLIMOGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16569752/focuslight-completes-acquisition-of-microoptics-maker-limo
2017MayAcquisitionBrukerUSALuxendoGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bruker-acquires-emerging-light-sheet-microscopy-company-luxendo-300452724.html
2017MayAcquisitionKaiamUSACompound PhotonicsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170508006582/en/Kaiam-Expands-Manufacturing-Capacity-in-the-UK-with-Acquisition-of-Newton-Aycliffe-Facility
2017MayAcquisitionVeeco InstrumentsUSAUltratechUSANot disclosedhttps://www.veeco.com/company/product-news/veeco-completes-acquisition-of-ultratech/
2017MayAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAOptiGrateUSANot disclosedhttps://www.optigrate.com/press/IPGP%20OptiGrate%20Acquisition%20FINAL.pdf
2017AprilAcquisitionCognexUSAViDi SystemsSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.cognex.com/company/press-releases/2017/cognex-acquires-maker-of-deep-learning-software-for-industrial-machine-vision
2017AprilAcquisitionSchmalzGermanyGPSGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.schmalz.com/en/about/news/press-releases/n/schmalz-acquires-the-gps-gesellschaft-fuer-produktionssysteme-gmbh-1/
2017AprilAcquisitionABBSwitzerlandBernecker & RainerGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-abb-rainer-idUSKBN1760DW
2017AprilAcquisitionAGICChina, United Kingdom, GermanyFotonaSloveniaNot disclosedhttp://www.agic-group.com/agic-capital-announces-acquisition-fotona/
2017AprilAcquisitionRockwell CollinsUSAB/E AerospaceUSA$8.6 billionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170413005604/en/Rockwell-Collins-Completes-Acquisition-of-BE-Aerospace
2017AprilAcquisitionSivers IMASwedenCST GlobalUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttp://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2017/apr/siversima_190417.shtml
2017AprilAcquisitionUshioJapanNecselUSANot disclosedhttps://eprnews.com/ushio-america-and-necsel-intellectual-property-announce-integration-102703/
2017AprilAcquisitionKeysight TechnologiesUSAIxiaUSA$1.6 billionhttps://about.keysight.com/en/newsroom/pr/2017/18apr-nr17032.shtml
2017MarchAcquisitionEkinopsFranceOneAccessFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.ekinops.com/news/corporate/ekinops-and-oneaccess-enter-into-exclusive-negotiations-for-a-combination
2017MarchMergerRotoMetricsUSAElectro OpticGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14061448.htm
2017MarchAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSACore InformaticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170306005225/en/Thermo-Fisher-Scientific-Acquires-Core-Informatics-Provider-of-Leading-Cloud-Based-Scientific-Data-Platforms
2017MarchAcquisitionTrotec LaserAustriaLCS LaserSpainNot disclosedhttps://industryeurope.com/trotec-expands-with-new-subsidiary-in-spain/
2017MarchMergerInneosUSAZephyr PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.inneos.com/company/press-release-3-20-2017-inneos-and-zephyr-photonics-merge/
2017MarchAcquisitionLeonardo DRSUSA/ItalyDaylight SolutionsUSA $150 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leonardo-is-growing-in-the-usa-with-the-acquisition-of-daylight-solutions-300420425.html
2017MarchAcquisitionAMS AustriaPrinceton OptronicsUSA$53.3 millionhttps://ams.com/-/ams-signs-agreement-to-acquire-vcsel-technology-leader-princeton-optronics
2017MarchAcquisitionLightPath TechnologiesUSAISP OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Buyers_Guide/LightPath_Technologies_Inc/c8543?AID=60996
2017MarchAcquisitionIntel USAMobileyeIsrael$15 billionhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-13/intel-to-buy-mobileye-for-about-15-billion-themarker-says
2017MarchAcquisitionGlobal Imaging SystemsUSALaser ResourcesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170301005218/en/Xerox%E2%80%99s-Global-Imaging-Systems-Acquires-Laser-Resources-Expands-Presence-in-Central-Iowa
2017MarchAcquisitionTJSUSASPI Lasers (lamp-pumped Nd:YAG service and support business)United KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16569215/spi-lasers-sells-lamppumped-ndyag-laser-business-to-tjs
2017FebruaryAcquisitionABBSwitzerlandNUB3DSpainNot disclosedhttps://new.abb.com/news/detail/780/abb-strengthens-digital-offering-by-acquiring-leading-pioneer-in-3d-inspection-technology
2017FebruaryAcquisitionToyotaJapanBastian SolutionsUSA$260 millionhttps://www.toyota-industries.com/news/release/2017/02/03/001711/
2017FebruaryAcquisitionTrotec LaserAustriaEngraving Systems SupportUSANot disclosedhttps://graphics-pro.com/news/trotec-laser-buys-florida-based-distributor-engraving-systems-support/
2017FebruaryAcquisitionHologic USACynosure USA$1.65 billionhttps://www.mpo-mag.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2017-02-14/hologic-to-acquire-cynosure/
2017FebruaryAcquisitionHIG CapitalUnited KingdomXteraUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://higcapital.com/news/release/h.i.g.-capital-acquires-assets-of-xtera-communications-inc
2017FebruaryAcquisitionAvago TechnologiesSingaporeCosemi TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16674075/cosemi-sells-photodetector-business-to-focus-on-active-optical-cables
2017FebruaryAcquisitionHumanetics USAFibercore United KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16674057/hig-capital-sells-fibercore-to-humanetics-innovative-solutions
2017FebruaryAcquisitionIntegrated Device TechnologyUSAGigPeakUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/02/13/1177063/0/en/IDT-to-Acquire-GigPeak-for-3-08-per-Share.html
2017FebruaryAcquisitionEQTSwedenLumos NetworksUSA$950 millionhttps://www.eqtgroup.com/globalassets/newsroom/lmos-eqt-final-2-20-17.pdf
2017FebruaryAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomStingRay OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16569878/gooch-housego-acquires-infrared-lens-manufacturer-stingray-optics
2017FebruaryAcquisitionOsramGermanyManeri-AgrazUSANot disclosedhttps://www.osram-group.com/en/media/press-releases/pr-2017/06-02-2017
2017FebruaryAcquisitionVeecoUSAUltratechUnited Kingdom$815 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2017/02/02/1331225/0/en/Veeco-Enters-into-Agreement-to-Acquire-Ultratech.html
2017FebruaryAcquisitionAmkorUSANaniumPortugalNot disclosedhttps://ir.amkor.com/news-releases/news-release-details/amkor-technology-acquire-nanium
2017JanuaryAcquisition3D SystemsUSANextDentNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.3dsystems.com/press-releases/3d-systems-transform-digital-dentistry-acquisition-dental-materials-pioneer-nextdent
2017JanuaryAcquisitionBrukerUSASCiLSGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bruker-announces-acquisition-of-scils-gmbh-to-advance-maldi-imaging-software-solutions-for-life-science-pharma-and-pathology-research-applications-300385179.html
2017JanuaryAcquisitionBrukerUSAInVivo Biotech ServicesGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bruker-announces-acquisition-of-cmo-invivo-biotech-to-expand-molecular-biology-microbiology-and-pathology-consumables-and-assay-business-300385166.html
2017JanuaryAcquisitionBrukerUSAHysitronUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bruker-announces-acquisition-of-nanoindenting-leader-hysitron-300395228.html
2017JanuaryAcquisitionPhysik InstrumenteGermanyACS Motions ControlIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.physikinstrumente.com/en/news-events/news/news-detailpage/pi-physik-instrumente-acquires-majority-shares-in-acs-motion-control/
2017JanuaryAcquisitionNavitarCanadaPixeLINKCanadaNot disclosedhttps://navitar.com/company/news/10/navitar-purchases-canadian-camera-manufacturer-pix/
2017JanuaryAcquisitionAPAT OptoelectronicsChinaNeoPhotonicsUSA$26.4 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16673477/neophotonics-completes-low-speed-transceiver-business-sale-to-apat-optoelectronics
2017JanuaryAcquisitionNovantaUSALaser QuantumUnited Kingdom£25.5 millionhttps://investors.novanta.com/news/news-details/2017/Novanta-Increases-Ownership-in-Laser-Quantum-to-over-75-Percent/default.aspx
2017JanuaryAcquisitionRyerson HoldingUSALaserflexUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ryerson.com/ourcompany/newsandmediacenter/ryerson-acquires-laserflex
2017JanuaryAcquisitionHalmaUnited KingdomFluxDataUSA$12.0 millionhttps://www.halma.com/news/press-releases/2017/fluxdata-acquisition-09-01-2017
2017JanuaryAcquisitionGEUSAConcept LaserGermany$599 millionhttps://www.worldofprint.com/2017/01/02/ge-reaches-agreement-to-acquire-a-75-Prozent-stake-in-concept-laser/
2017JanuaryAcquisitionPanasonicJapanTeraDiodeUSANot disclosedhttps://news.panasonic.com/global/press/data/2017/01/en170106-3/en170106-3.html
2017JanuaryMergerVectronix USAOptics 1USANot disclosedhttps://soldiersystems.net/2017/01/09/vectronix-and-optics-1-combine-to-create-safran-optics-1/
2017JanuaryAcquisitionPhysik IntrumenteGermanyACS Motions ControlIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.physikinstrumente.com/en/news-events/news/news-detailpage/pi-physik-instrumente-acquires-majority-shares-in-acs-motion-control/
2017JanuaryAcquisitionInveniosUSAVariopticFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/01/11/904957/0/en/Invenios-Acquires-Varioptic-Previously-a-Business-Unit-of-Parrot-Drone-SAS.html
2017JanuaryAcquisitionNovantaUSAThingMagicUSA$20 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Novanta_to_Acquire_ThingMagic/a61548
2016DecemberAcquisitionLightPath TechnologiesUSAISP OpticsUSA$18 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2016/12/21/1127109/0/en/LightPath-Technologies-Completes-Acquisition-of-ISP-Optics-Corporation.html
2016DecemberAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSAe2v TechnologiesUnited Kingdom£627 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161212005364/en/Teledyne-to-Acquire-e2v
2016NovemberAcquisitionTeledyne USAIN USANot disclosedhttps://www.oxidationtech.com/blog/teledyne-aquires-usa/
2016NovemberAcquisitionMACOMUSAAppliedMicroUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161121005508/en/MACOM-Announces-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-AppliedMicro
2016NovemberAcquisitionBoston ScientificUSAEndoChoiceUSA$210 millionhttps://news.bostonscientific.com/2016-11-22-Boston-Scientific-Closes-EndoChoice-Acquisition
2016NovemberAcquisitionHan's LaserChinaCorActiveCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/marking-engraving/article/16486383/hans-laser-acquires-specialty-optical-fiber-maker-coractive
2016NovemberAcquisitionAMETEKUSALaserage Technology CorporationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2016/november/ametekacquireslaserage
2016NovemberAcquisitionCoherentUSARofin-SinarUSA$942 millionhttps://www.lasersystemseurope.com/news/coherent-completes-942m-acquisition-rofin-sinar-technologies
2016OctoberAcquisitionL-3USAMicreoAustraliaNot disclosedhttps://www.l3harris.com/newsroom/press-release/2016/10/l-3-completes-acquisition-micreo-limited
2016OctoberMergerMax Levy AutographUSAII-VI Optical SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Max_Levy_II-VI_Merge/a61030
2016OctoberAcquisitionCognexUSAEnShapeGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.cognex.com/company/press-releases/2016/cognex-acquires-two-3d-vision-companies
2016OctoberAcquisitionGEUSAConcept LaserGermany$599 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161026007070/en/GE-Reaches-Agreement-to-Acquire-a-75-Stake-in-Concept-Laser-GmbH-of-Germany
2016OctoberAcquisitionAMSGermanyHeptagonSingapore$570 millionhttps://ams.com/-/24-10-2016-ams-acquires-high-end-optical-packaging-leader-heptagon-to-become-clear-worldwide-leader-in-optical-sensing-reports-third-quarter-results
2016OctoberAcquisitionESIRAFranceEURODYNELuxembourgNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161018006688/en/QUANTEL-Modification-to-the-Shareholding-Structure-and-Governance-Change
2016OctoberAcquisitionOculusUSAInfiniLEDIrelandNot disclosedhttps://www.ledinside.com/news/2016/10/oculus_acquires_micro_led_company_infiniled
2016OctoberAcquisitionII-VIUSADirect PhotonicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16557105/iivi-buys-laser-diode-innovator-direct-photonics
2016OctoberAcquisitionFlir SystemsUSAPoint GreyCanada$253 millionhttps://investors.flir.com/news-releases/news-release-details/flir-systems-acquire-point-grey-research-inc-253-million
2016SeptemberAcquisitionHPUSASamsung ElectronicsKorea$1.05 billionhttps://investor.hp.com/news/press-release-details/2016/HP-Acquires-Samsung-Printer-Business/default.aspx
2016SeptemberAcquisitionSino-LiteIsraelLight InstrumentsIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.light-inst.com/sino-lite-ltd-announces-acquisition-of-light-instruments-ltd/
2016SeptemberAcquisitionASML NetherlandsHermes MicrovisionUSA$3.1 billion https://www.photonics.com/Articles/ASML_to_Acquire_Hermes_Microvision_for_31B/a60813
2016SeptemberAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSAFEI USA$4.2 billionhttps://ir.thermofisher.com/investors/news-events/news/news-details/2016/Thermo-Fisher-Scientific-Completes-Acquisition-of-FEI-Company-2016-9-19/default.aspx
2016SeptemberAcquisitionJohnson & JohnsonUSAAbbott Medical OpticsUSA$4.33 billionhttps://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/16/johnson-johnson-to-buy-abbott-medical-optics-for-433-billion-in-cash.html
2016SeptemberAcquisitionComputer Simulation TechnologyFranceAURORASATSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/27206-cst-announces-acquisition-of-aurorasat
2016SeptemberAcquisitionRedview Capital and Asia-IOChinaSource PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/redview-capital-acquires-source-photonics--a2b7119a
2016AugustAcquisitionAnalog DevicesUSALaser TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Analog_Devices_Acquires_Laser_Technology_from/a61387
2016AugustAcquisitionIMIPhilippinesVIA optronicsGermany€47.4 millionhttps://www.global-imi.com/news/imi-expands-technology-and-product-portfolio-optronics-acquisition
2016AugustAcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSALaser Projection TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/faro-continues-expansion-of-factory-metrology-offerings-with-acquisition-of-laser-projection-technologies-inc-300318920.html
2016AugustAcquisitionCognexUSAAQSenseSpainNot disclosedhttps://www.cognex.com/company/press-releases/2016/cognex-acquires-two-3d-vision-companies
2016AugustAcquisitionKyoceraJapanMelles Griot KKJapanNot disclosedhttps://global.kyocera.com/news-archive/2016/0801_suji.html
2016AugustAcquisitionOsramGermanyADBFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.ledinside.com/news/2016/8/osram_expands_in_entertainment_lighting_with_adb_acquisition
2016AugustAcquisitionJuniper NetworkUSAAurrionUSA$165 millionhttp://www.gazettabyte.com/home/2016/8/8/juniper-networks-to-acquire-aurrion-for-165-million.html
2016AugustAcquisitionMerzUSAON Light Sciences USANot disclosedhttps://www.medestheticsmag.com/business/article/21147177/merz-acquires-on-light-sciences
2016JulyAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomKent PeriscopesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Gooch_Housego_Acquire_Kent_Periscopes_Alfalight/a60894
2016JulyAcquisitionAMSAustriaMazetGermanyNot disclosedhttps://ams.com/-/ams-acquires-color-and-spectral-sensing-specialist-mazet-to-extend-its-leadership-in-advanced-optical-sensing
2016JulyAcquisitionJFV@HSFranceSEDI-ATI Fibres OptiquesFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.sedi-ati.com/jfvhs-acquires-sedi-ati-fibres-optiques/
2016JulyAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomKent PeriscopesUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16559178/gooch-housego-acquires-kent-periscopes-and-alfalight-to-strengthen-capabilities-in-defense
2016JulyAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomAlfalightUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16559178/gooch-housego-acquires-kent-periscopes-and-alfalight-to-strengthen-capabilities-in-defense
2016JulyAcquisitionPlasma-ThermUSANano Etch SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.electronicspecifier.com/news/analysis/plasma-therm-acquires-ion-beam-specialist
2016JuneAcquisitionFulham USALumotechNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Fulham_to_Acquire_Lumotech_LED_Driver_Assets/a60791
2016JuneAcquisitionAMSAustriaCambridge CMOS SensorUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://ams.com/-/16-06-2016-ams-acquires-ccmoss-to-become-world-leader-in-gas-and-infrared-sensing
2016JuneMergerElectro Optical IndustriesUSAHGH Infrared SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13499719.htm
2016MayAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSACarisCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160504005544/en/Teledyne-Completes-Acquisition-of-CARIS
2016MayAcquisitionHUBER+SUHNERSwitzerlandPOLATISUSANot disclosedhttps://www.polatis.com/press-releases/huber_suhner_acquires_polatis_and_further_strengthens_its_position_as_the_leading_innovator_in_fiber_optics.asp
2016MayAcquisitionPOET TechnologiesUSABB PhotonicsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://poet-technologies.com/news/POET-Technologies-to-Acquire-BB-Photonics.html
2016MayAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAMenara NetworksUSA$46.8 millionhttps://www.menaranet.com/news?news_id=34
2016AprilMergerCorningUSAAlliance Fiber Optic ProductsUSA$305 millionhttps://www.corning.com/asean/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2016/04/corning-to-acquire-alliance-fiber-optic-products-inc.html
2016AprilAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSAQuantum DataUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160413005515/en/Teledyne-to-Acquire-Quantum-Data
2016AprilAcquisitionNecselUSAPD-LDUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ushio.com/necsel-completes-acquisition-pd-ld-inc/
2016AprilAcquisitionNKT PhotonicsUnited KingdomFianiumUnited Kingdom£21 millionhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/nkt-photonics-buys-fianium-%C2%A321m-forming-supercontinuum-powerhouse
2016AprilAcquisitionLioniX InternationalNetherlandsLioniX, Satrax, Photonics B.V., OctroliXNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.phiconference.com/photonics/lionix-international-new-joint-venture-panthera-group-ymk-photonics/
2016MarchAcquisitionKKRUSAAirbus Defence ElectronicsGermany, FranceNot disclosedhttps://www.defensenews.com/industry/2016/03/18/kkr-buys-defence-electronics-from-airbus/
2016MarchAcquisitionContinental GermanyASCar USANot disclosedhttps://mergr.com/continental-ag-acquires-advanced-scientific-concepts---ascar-division
2016MarchAcquisitionHellma GermanyAxiom AnalyticalUSANot disclosedhttps://www.automation.com/en-us/articles/2016-1/hellma-acquires-axiom-analytical
2016MarchAcquisitionII-VIUSAANADIGICSUSA$78.2 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/03/16/820294/0/en/II-VI-Incorporated-Completes-its-Acquisition-of-ANADIGICS-Inc-Updates-its-Outlook-for-Q3-FY-16.html
2016MarchAcquisitionHexagonSwedenAICONGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/03/31/824319/0/en/Hexagon-acquires-AICON-3D-Systems-a-leading-provider-of-optical-3D-metrology.html
2016MarchAcquisitionFagerhultSwedenLED LinearGermany€40 millionhttps://www.arc-magazine.com/fagerhult-acquires-led-linear/
2016FebruaryAcquisitionNavitarUSAHyperion DevelopmentUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16559334/optics-maker-navitar-set-to-acquire-hyperion-development
2016FebruaryAcquisitionMKS InstrumentsUSANewportUSA$980 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16559367/newport-to-be-acquired-by-mks-instruments-expanding-addressable-markets
2016JanuaryAcquisitionCiena USATeraxionCanada$32 millionhttps://www.ciena.com/about/newsroom/press-releases/Ciena-Acquires-TeraXion-Assets_prx.html
2016JanuaryMergerDilas DiodenlaserGermanym2K-LaserGermanyNot disclosedhttps://dilas.de/about/careers/feed/archive/dilas-diodenlaser-gmbh-and-m2k-laser-combined
2016JanuaryAcquisitionHan’s Laser TechnologyChinaAritexSpainNot disclosedhttp://www.chinagoabroad.com/en/recent_transaction/han-s-laser-technology-to-acquire-95-stake-in-aritex
2016JanuaryAcquisitionII-VIUSAEpiWorksUSA$43 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/01/19/802871/0/en/II-VI-Incorporated-to-Acquire-EpiWorks-Inc-and-ANADIGICS-Inc-for-a-Combined-110M-Expands-Technology-Platforms-and-Production-Capacity-to-Address-Fast-Growing-Markets-for-Semiconduc.html
2016JanuaryAcquisitionAmbientaItaly, United KingdomMikrotronGermanyNot disclosedhttps://ambientasgr.com/ambienta-buys-german-leader-mikrotron-taking-a-further-step-towards-growing-its-european-machine-vision-platform/
2016JanuaryAcquisitionAlter TechnologySpainOPTOCAPUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://tedae.org/en/noticias/alter-technology-acquires-the-british-company-optocap
2015DecemberMergerCambridge CapitalUSAAbility Computers & Software IndustriesIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151223005701/en/Cambridge-Capital-Acquisition-Corporation-Completes-Business-Combination-with-Ability-Computer-Software-Industries-Ltd
2015DecemberAcquisitionHÜBNERGermanyCoboltSwedenNot disclosedhttps://hubner-photonics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2015-12-07_Press_release_final-final.pdf
2015DecemberAcquisitionSCANLABGermanyNext Scan TechnologyBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/press/3048#:~:text=Puchheim%2C%20Germany%20%E2%80%93%20SCANLAB%20AG%20is,Engine%20(LSE)%20product%20family.
2015NovemberAcquisitionResoneticsUSAMound LaserUSANot disclosedhttps://resonetics.com/about-us/news/resonetics-acquires-mound-laser-create-leader-laser-micro-manufacturing-life-sciences-market/
2015NovemberAcquisitionGSIUSALincoln LaserUSA$11 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gsi-group-to-acquire-lincoln-laser-company-for-11-million-in-cash-300172292.html
2015NovemberAcquisitionThorlabsUSAPantecGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=84
2015OctoberAcquisitionLGS InnovationsUSAAxiosUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151001005893/en/LGS-Innovations-Acquires-Defense-and-Intelligence-Contractor-Axios-Inc.
2015SeptemberAcquisitionThorlabsUSAVytranUSANot disclosedhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/thorlabs-acquires-vytran-nkt-photonics
2015JulyAcquisitionOculusUSAPebble InterfacesIsrael$60 millionhttps://www.techspot.com/news/61413-oculus-acquires-hand-tracking-firm-pebbles-interfaces-60.html
2015JulyAcquisitionHamilton ThorneUSACambridge Research & InstrumentationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Hamilton_Thorne_Acquires_Reproductive_Imaging/a57314
2015MayAcquisitionAFL TelecommunicationsUSAAFC GroupAustraliaNot disclosedhttps://www.aflglobal.com/Company/Company-Profile/News/2015/AFL-Acquires-AFC-Group.aspx
2015MayAcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSAAras 360 TechnologiesCanada$7.7 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Profitable_Faro_Pushes_Further_into_Law/a57214
2015MayAcquisitionNanotronics ImagingUSAFranklin Mechanical & ControlUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150519005381/en/Nanotronics-Imaging-Acquires-Franklin-MCI-To-Become-Full-System-Provider-of-Custom-Nanoimaging-Solutions
2015AprilAcquisitionAixtronGermanyPlasmaSiUSANot disclosedhttps://www.aixtron.com/en/investors/AIXTRON%20acquires%20OLED%20encapsulation%20company%20PlasmaSi%20/%20Group%20targets%20commercialization%20of%20novel%20thin-film%20encapsulation%20technology%20to%20enable%20cost-efficient%20manufacturing%20of%20OLEDs_n939
2015AprilMergerTykmaUSAElectrox United KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.lasersystemseurope.com/news/electrox-merge-tykma-expand-north-american-activity
2015AprilAcquisitionHua Capital Management / GoldStone InvestmentChinaOmniVision TechnologiesUSA$1.9 billionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/omnivision-to-be-acquired-by-hua-capital-management-citic-capital-and-goldstone-investment-for-2975-per-share-in-cash-300075052.html
2015AprilAcquisitionAppleUSALinx ComputationalIsrael$20 millionhttps://appleinsider.com/articles/15/04/14/apple-buys-dslr-quality-camera-tech-with-20m-acquisition-of-israeli-firm-linx-imaging#:~:text=Deals-,Apple%20buys%20multi%2Dlens%2C%20DSLR%2Dquality%20camera%20tech%20with,M%20purchase%20of%20LinX%20Imaging&text=Apple%20on%20Tuesday%20confirmed%20that,price%20of%20about%20%2420%20million.
2015AprilAcquisitionTrumpfGermanyJK LasersUnited Kingdom$31.5 millionhttps://optics.org/news/6/4/22
2015AprilAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSAOptechCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Lidar_Firm_Rechristened_Teledyne_Optech_after/a57392
2015MarchAcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSAKubitGermanyNot disclosedhttps://aecmag.com/news/news-faro-technologies-acquires-kubit/
2015MarchAcquisitionMeadowlark OpticsUSACambridge Research & InstrumentationUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/meadowlark-optics-announces-acquisition-of-cri-spatial-light-modulator-product-line-300056201.html
2015FebruaryAcquisition600 GroupUnited KingdomTykmaUSA£1.25 millionhttps://www.parkinsonlee.com/news/319/west-yorkshire-manufacturer-acquires-remaining-stake-in-tykma
2015FebruaryAcquisitionFerroUSATherMark HoldingsUSA$5.5 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150225006569/en/Ferro-Acquires-Laser-Marking-Industry-Leader-TherMark
2015FebruaryAcquisitionGSIUSAApplimotionUSA$13 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gsi-group-to-acquire-applimotion-inc-for-13-million-in-cash-300035280.html
2015FebruaryAcquisitionNewportUSAFemtolasers ProduktionsAustriaNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/6/2/12#:~:text=US%20photonics%20firm%20Newport%20is,its%20Spectra%2DPhysics%20laser%20division.&text=They%20traded%20up%20slightly%20after,market%20capitalization%20of%20%24775%20million.
2015FebruaryAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSABowtech ProductsScotlandNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150202005932/en/Teledyne-Acquires-Bowtech
2015FebruaryAcquisitionNikonJapanOptosScotland£259 millionhttps://www.scotsman.com/business/fife-based-optos-acquired-ps259m-deal-nikon-1511526
2015FebruaryAcquisitionRAG-StiftungGermanyHeidelberg Instruments MikrotechnikGermanyUndisclosedhttps://www.rag-stiftung.de/fileadmin/user_upload/2015-02-25_engl._Presseinformation_RAG-Stiftung_Heidelberg_Instruments.pdf
2015JanuaryAcquisitionEvatec SwitzerlandOerlikon SwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/evatec-aquires-advanced-technologies-segment-oerlikon
2015JanuaryAcquisitionCorningUSANovaSolUSANot disclosedhttps://www.corning.com/asean/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2015/01/specialtymaterials_news_center_news_releases_2015_2015012201.html
2015JanuaryAcquisitionEmerson Process ManagementUSACascade TechnologiesScotlandNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/test-measurement/article/16557593/emerson-acquires-cascade-technologies-to-expand-gas-emission-monitoring-portfolio
2015JanuaryAcquisitionNeoPhotonicsUSAEmcoreUSA$17.5 millionhttps://ir.neophotonics.com/news-releases/news-release-details/neophotonics-completes-acquisition-emcores-narrow-linewidth
2015JanuaryAcquisitionSheaumann LaserUSAAxcel PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16557604/sheaumann-laser-acquires-axcel-photonics
2014DecemberAcquisitionAmplitudeFranceContinuum Electro-OpticsUSA$7 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Amplitude_Acquires_Continuum/a56398
2014DecemberAcquisitionCorningUSASamsung ElectronicsSouth KoreaNot disclosedhttps://www.corning.com/asean/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2014/12/news_center_news_releases_2014_2014120201.html
2014DecemberAcquisitionEvatecSwitzerlandOC OerlikonSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttp://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/DEC/evatec_231214.shtml
2014DecemberAcquisitionKoch IndustriesUSAOplink CommunicationsUSA$356.5 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Koch_Industries_Acquires_Oplink_for_3565M/p6/vo120/i789/a57033
2014NovemberAcquisitionElectro Scientific IndustriesUSAWuhan Topwin Optoelectronics TechnologyChina$18 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/ESI_to_Acquire_Topwin_Optoelectronics_for_Up_to/a56901
2014NovemberAcquisitionHuber+SuhnerSwitzerlandCube OpticsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/HuberSuhner_Acquires_Cube_Optics/a56872
2014NovemberAcquisitionJenoptikGermanyVysionicsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.jenoptik.co.uk/press/vysionics-acquired-by-jenoptik-17th-november-2014/
2014NovemberAcquisitionOptex SystemsUSAApplied Optics CenterUSA$1.01 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Mergers_Acquisitions_and_More/a57615
2014OctoberAcquisitionArlington Capital PartnersUSARadiant ZemaxUSANot disclosedhttp://arlingtoncap.com/news/arlington-capital-partners-announces-the-acquisition-of-zemax/
2014OctoberAcquisitionJML Optical IndustriesUSAHarold Johnson Optical LaboratoriesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/JML_Optical_Acquires_Harold_Johnson_Labs/a56821
2014OctoberAcquisitionLaserage TechnologyUSADirected LightUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141002005161/en/Laserage-Acquires-Directed-Light%E2%80%99s-Laser-Processing-Division-%E2%80%93-A-Silicon-Valley-Based-Laser-Technology-Contract-Manufacturer
2014OctoberAcquisitionMedtronicUSAVisualaseUSA$105 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Medtronic_Acquires_Visualase_for_105M/a56510
2014OctoberAcquisitionThorlabsUSACorningUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16564578/thorlabs-acquires-cornings-quantum-cascade-laser-business
2014OctoberAcquisitionHBMGermanyFiberSensingPortugalNot disclosedhttps://evertiq.com/news/35367
2014OctoberAcquisitionKeopsysFranceManlightFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.keopsys.com/2014/10/07/keopsys-acquired-3s-photonics/
2014SeptemberAcquisitionFibercoreEnglandFibertronixSwedenNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Related_Fibercore_Acquires_Fibertronix/ar56614
2014SeptemberAcquisitionLeica MicrosystemsGermanyMikro-Optik and Gantenbein Ticaret Mürsel GelincikTurkeyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Leica_Acquires_Two_Turkish_Distributors/p1/vo118/i776/a56296
2014SeptemberAcquisitionLaser QuantumEnglandVenteon Laser TechnologiesGermanyNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/press/2493
2014AugustAcquisitionAmetekUSAAmptekUSANot disclosedhttps://www.amptek.com/pressreleases/news/2014/august/ametek-acquires-amptek
2014AugustAcquisitione2vUnited KingdomInnovaciones MicroelectronicasSpain€29.2 millionhttps://www.eenewseurope.com/news/e2v-buys-spanish-image-sensor-specialist-%E2%82%AC34-million
2014AugustAcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSAThe CAD ZoneUSANot disclosedhttps://faro.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/faro-announces-acquisition-cad-zone-inc-expand-presence-law
2014AugustAcquisitionMeadowlark OpticsUSABoulder Nonlinear SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Meadowlark_Acquires_Boulder_Nonlinear_Systems/a56587
2014AugustAcquisitionSydor InstrumentsUSASabre BallisticsUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Sydor_Instruments_Acquires_Sabre_Ballistics/a56575
2014JulyAcquisitionBrukerUSAVutaraUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2014/Bruker-Announces-Acquisition-of-High-Speed-3D-Super-Resolution-Fluorescence-Microscopy-Company-Vutara/default.aspx
2014JulyAcquisitionHexagonSwedenVero SoftwareUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140720005032/en/Hexagon-Acquires-Vero-Software
2014JulyAcquisitionNewportUSAV-GenIsrael$20 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/newport-corporation-enters-into-agreement-to-acquire-fiber-laser-company-v-gen-ltd-268501962.html
2014JulyMergerTemiconGermanyHolotoolsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Temicon_Holotools_Merge/a56425
2014JulyAcquisitionDigital SurfFranceImage MetrologyDenmarkNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Digital_Surf_Acquires_Image_Metrology/a56470
2014JulyAcquisitionVishay IntertechnologySingaporeCapella MicrosystemsTaiwanNot disclosedhttp://www.capellamicro.com.tw/EN/news.php?mode=2&page=1&id=48
2014JuneAcquisitionAssa AbloySwedenLumidigmUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Assa_Abloy_Acquires_Lumidigm/a55823
2014JuneAcquisitionAmetekUSAZygoUSA$280 millionhttps://www.ametek.com/pressreleases/news/2014/june/ametek-completesacquisitionofzygocorporation
2014JuneAcquisitionHill-Rom HoldingsUSATrumpf Medical Systems (medical technology division)USA$250 millionhttps://rtmagazine.com/products-treatment/industry-regulatory-news/business-news/hill-rom-acquires-trumpf-medical/
2014JuneAcquisitionLMI TechnologiesCanadaGFMesstechnikGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.vision-systems.com/non-factory/article/16746112/lmi-technologies-acquires-3d-metrology-company-gfmesstechnik
2014JuneAcquisitionLaser ComponentsGermanyMicrowatt ApplicationsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Laser_Components_Acquires_IR_Detector_Firm/a56381
2014JuneAcquisitionMerckGermanyPeer+NetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.merckgroup.com/press-releases/2014/jun/en/Acquisition-peer+-EN.pdf
2014JuneAcquisitionON SemiconductorUSAAptina ImagingUSA$400 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140609006455/en/ON-Semiconductor-to-Acquire-Aptina-Imaging
2014JuneAcquisitionTy GuernseyUSAGuernsey Coating LabsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.novuslight.com/ty-guernsey-acquires-guernsey-coating-laboratories_N2720.html
2014MayAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAVeeco InstrumentsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/IPG_acquires_Veeco_MBE_system/a56139
2014MayAcquisitionJenoptik Traffic SolutionsGermanyRobot NederlandNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Jenoptik_Makes_Inroads_in_Netherlands/p6/vo120/i759/a56175
2014AprilAcquisitionON SemiconductorUSATruesense ImagingUSA$92 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140402006661/en/ON-Semiconductor-to-Acquire-Truesense-Imaging-Inc.
2014MarchAcquisitionAttocube SystemsGermanyNeaspecGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.neaspec.com/attocube-systems-ag-acquires-majority-holding-neaspec-gmbh/
2014MarchAcquisitionGeneration Growth CapitalUSAInnovative Laser TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Generation_Growth_Capital_Acquires_Innovative/a55975
2014MarchAcquisitionTeledyne Technologies / Teledyne InstrumentsUSAPhoton MachinesUSANot disclosedhttp://www.teledynecetac.com/companyinformation/Pages/Press%20Release%20Pages/Teledyne-Acquires-Photon-Machines,-Inc.aspx
2014MarchAcquisitionFacebookUSAOculus USA$2 billionhttps://about.fb.com/news/2014/03/facebook-to-acquire-oculus/
2014FebruaryAcquisitionGSI GroupUSAJadak TechnologiesUSA$93.5 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/software-accessories/software/article/16564797/gsi-group-set-to-acquire-jadak-technologies-for-935m
2014FebruaryAcquisitionHoriba ScientificJapanPhoton Technology InternationalUSANot disclosedhttps://www.horiba.com/es/scientific/news-events/latest-news/article/horiba-scientific-announces-the-acquisition-of-the-photon-technology-international-pti-business-29959/
2014FebruaryAcquisitionRofin-Sinar TechnologiesGermanyFiLaserUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Rofin-Sinar_Acquires_FiLaser/a55900
2014FebruaryAcquisitionScientific Digital ImagingUnited KingdomOpus InstrumentsUnited Kingdom£1.33 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Scientific_Digital_Imaging_Acquires_Opus/a55867
2014FebruaryAcquisitionTSIUSAEnwave OptronicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.fiercepharma.com/manufacturing/tsi-announces-acquisition-of-enwave-optronics-a-leader-precision-raman
2014JanuaryAcquisitionAvago TechnologiesSingaporeLSI CorpUSA$6.6 billion ($11.15 per share) https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Avago_Technologies_to_Acquire_LSI/a55767
2014JanuaryAcquisitionCyberOpticsUSALaser DesignUSA$2.7 millionhttps://optics.org/news/5/1/17
2014JanuaryAcquisitionFinisarUSAu2t PhotonicsGermany$20 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Finisar_Acquiring_u2t_Photonics/a55698
2014JanuaryAcquisitionJDS UniphaseUSATime-BandwidthSwitzerland$15 millionhttps://ethz.ch/en/industry/entrepreneurs/spinoff/exits/time-bandwidth.html
2014JanuaryAcquisitionTektronixUSAPicosecond Pulse LabsUSANot disclosedhttps://in.tek.com/document/news-release/tektronix-acquires-picosecond-pulse-labs
2014JanuaryAcquisitionCarl Zeiss MeditecGermanyAaren ScientificUSA$70 millionhttps://eyewire.news/articles/20140107-carl_zeiss_meditec_acquires_aaren_scientific_for_70_million_in_cash/
2014JanuaryAcquisitionThorlabsUSALake Shore Cryotronics (Terahertz Optical Filter product line)USANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=77
2013DecemberAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomConstelex Technology EnablersGreeceNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Gooch_Housego_Acquires_Constelex_Technology/a55408
2013DecemberAcquisitionJDS UniphaseUSANetwork InstrumentsUSA$200 millionhttps://www.viavisolutions.com/en-us/news-releases/jdsu-acquire-network-instruments
2013DecemberAcquisitionOxford InstrumentsUnited KingdomAndor TechnologyUnited Kingdom£176 millionhttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-oxford-andor-idUKBRE9B90TH20131210
2013NovemberAcquisitionAppleUSAPrimesenseIsrael$350 millionhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/25/apple-buys-primesense-xbox/3696521/
2013NovemberAcquisitionExcelitasUSALumen DynamicsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.excelitas.com/press-release/excelitasr-technologies-acquires-lumen-dynamics
2013OctoberAcquisitionVeecoUSASynos TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.veeco.com/news-and-events/news-details/2013/Veeco-Completes-Purchase-of-Synos-Technology/default.aspx
2013OctoberAcquisitionABBSwitzerlandLos Gatos ResearchUSANot disclosedhttps://www.automationworld.com/products/control/news/13310252/abb-completes-acquisition-of-los-gatos-research
2013OctoberAcquisitionCascade MicrotechUSAATT Advanced Temperature Test SystemsGermany€8.4 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/10/02/919407/0/en/Cascade-Microtech-Acquires-ATT-Advanced-Temperature-Test-Systems-GmbH.html
2013OctoberAcquisitionExcelitasUSAQioptiqLuxemburgNot disclosedhttps://www.excelitas.com/press-release/excelitas-technologies-completes-acquisition-qioptiq
2013OctoberAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomSpanopticScotlandNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/research/article/16561242/gooch-housego-acquires-spanoptic-maker-of-precision-optics
2013OctoberAcquisitionNewportUSAMicro Robotics Systems (MRSI)USA$6 million buyouthttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Newport_Divesting_Micro_Robotics_Systems_Unit/a55151
2013OctoberAcquisitionThorlabsUSACompuCyteUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=74
2013OctoberMergerThales CommunicationsUSAThales USA Defense & SecurityUSANot disclosedhttps://www.militaryaerospace.com/rf-analog/article/16715794/thales-communications-expands-portfolio-changes-name-to-thales-defense-security
2013SeptemberAcquisitionII-VIUSAOclaroUSANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/09/12/573018/10048226/en/II-VI-Incorporated-Announces-Acquisition-of-Oclaro-Inc-s-Switzerland-Based-Semiconductor-Laser-Business-Expands-Credit-Facility.html
2013SeptemberAcquisitionAgilent TechnologiesUSAABC Instrumentación AnalíticaMexicoNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130904005203/en/Agilent-Technologies-Signs-Agreement-to-Acquire-Assets-from-ABC-Instrumentaci%C3%B3n-Anal%C3%ADtica
2013SeptemberAcquisitionBrukerUSAPrairie TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130912006359/en/Bruker-Announces-Acquisition-of-Prairie-Technologies
2013SeptemberAcquisitionDatalogicItalyMultiwave PhotonicsPortugal575000https://www.datalogic.com/eng/media-center/press-releases/datalogic-acquires-high-power-pulsed-fiber-laser-assets-and-technology-of-multiwave-photonics-s.a.-nd-3680.html
2013SeptemberAcquisitionMalvern InstrumentsUnited KingdomNanoSightUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/malvern-instruments-acquires-nanoparticle-characterization-company-nanosight-225756981.html
2013AugustAcquisitionMellanoxUSAKoturaUSA$82 millionhttps://www.finsmes.com/2013/08/mellanox-technologies-acquires-kotura-82m.html
2013AugustAcquisitionCheil IndustriesSouth KoreaNovaledGermany$347 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Samsung_to_Acquire_Novaled/a54602
2013AugustAcquisitionFirst SolarUSAGeneral ElectricUSA1.75 million shares (common stock)https://optics.org/news/4/8/1
2013AugustAcquisitionFlir SystemsUSADigitalOpticsUSA$14.9 millionhttps://flir.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/flir-systems-announces-acquisition-digitaloptics-micro-optics#:~:text=PORTLAND%2C%20OR%20%2D%2D%20(Marketwired),purchase%20price%20of%20%2414.9%20million%20.
2013JulyAcquisitionLeica BiosystemsUSAKreatech DiagnosticsNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://www.leicabiosystems.com/news-events/news-details/article/leica-biosystems-aquires-kreatech-diagnostics/News/detail/
2013JulyAcquisitionZeissGermanyXradiaUSANot disclosedhttps://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/int/dynamic-content/news/2013/acquisition-xradia.html
2013JuneMergerLuminus DevicesUSALighteraUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ledsmagazine.com/manufacturing-services-testing/assembly-contract-manufacturing/article/16697190/luminus-devices-announces-merger-with-sanan-subsidiary-lightera
2013JuneAcquisitionAltechnaLithuaniaOptidaLithuaniaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/UAB_Altechna_Acquires_Optida/a54163
2013JuneAcquisitionSananChinaLuminus DevicesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.ledinside.com/news/2013/6/luminus_devices_sold_to_sanan_20130613
2013JuneAcquisitionThorlabsUSADVCUSANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=71
2013JuneAcquisitionMellanoxUSAIPtronicsDenmark$47.5 millionhttps://www.mellanox.com/news/press_release/mellanox-technologies-ltd-announces-definitive-agreement-acquire-iptronics
2013MayAcquisitionElement SixSouth AfricaGroup4 LabsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/element-six-acquires-the-assets--intellectual-property-of-group4-labs-inc-to-expand-portfolio-of-synthetic-diamond-materials-for-the-semiconductor-industry-209315691.html
2013MayAcquisitionGT Advanced TechnologiesUSAThermal TechnologyUSA3.4 million shares of common stock and an earn outhttps://www.thermaltechnology.com/thermal-technology-purchased-gt-advanced-technologies/
2013MayAcquisitionLife TechnologiesUSAAdvanced MicroscopyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.biospectrumindia.com/news/74/2990/life-technologies-takes-over-advanced-microscopy-group-.html
2013MayAcquisitionBiosensorsUSASpectrum DynamicsIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/biosensors-to-acquire-assets-of-spectrum-dynamics-207684391.html
2013MayAcquisitionShanghai Fosun PharmaceuticalHong KongAlma LasersIsrael$240 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/research/article/16561546/fosun-pharma-acquires-aesthetic-laser-company-alma-lasers-for-240m
2013MayAcquisitionTeledyne DalsaCanadaAxiom ICNetherlandsNot disclosedhttps://eepower.com/news/teledyne-acquires-axiom-ic/#
2013AprilAcquisitionAvago TechnologiesUSACyOpticsUSA$400 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/11/537600/10028127/en/Avago-Technologies-to-Acquire-CyOptics-a-Leading-Optical-Chip-and-Component-Supplier-to-the-Datacom-and-Telecom-Markets.html
2013AprilAcquisitionElectro Scientific IndustriesUSAGSI GroupUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130410005288/en/ESI-Acquires-Semiconductor-Systems-Business-of-GSI-Group
2013AprilAcquisitionBrother IndustriesUSAEastman Kodak (Document Imaging Business)Japan$210 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brother-industries-signs-agreement-to-purchase-the-document-imaging-business-of-eastman-kodak-203001841.html
2013AprilMergerExotic Electro-OpticsUSALightWorks OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130430005709/en/Exotic-Electro-Optics-and-LightWorks-Optics-Merge-Operations-New-Company-Renamed-LightWorks-Optical-Systems
2013AprilAcquisitionFirst SolarUSATetraSunUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/First_Solar_to_Acquire_TetraSun/a53544
2013MarchAcquisitionAdvanced PhotonixUSASilonexUSA900000https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Advanced_Photonix_Acquires_Silonex_Cuts_Costs/a53191
2013MarchAcquisitionCompound PhotonicsUSAAlfalightUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/smartphone-projector-maker-compound-photonics-acquires-commercial-laser-technology-assets-of-alfalight-inc-200477101.html
2013MarchAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAMobius PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://investor.ipgphotonics.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2013/IPG-Photonics-Acquires-Mobius-Photonics-to-Accelerate-UV-Laser-Development/default.aspx
2013MarchAcquisitionKaiamUSAGC HoldingsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16657916/kaiam-to-acquire-gemfire-assets
2013FebruaryAcquisitionAFLUSAOptimal Cable ServicesAustraliaNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130204005951/en/AFL-Acquires-Optimal-Cable-Services
2013FebruaryAcquisitionCorningUSABargoaBrazilNot disclosedhttps://www.corning.com/asean/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2013/02/news_center_news_releases_2013_2013022701.html
2013FebruaryAcquisitionInstrument SystemsGermanyAutronic-MelchersGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Instrument_Systems_Acquires_Display_Metrology_Line/a52977
2013FebruaryAcquisitionToptica PhotonicsUSAeagleyard PhotonicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/spectroscopy/article/16561595/toptica-acquires-eagleyard-for-laser-diode-capabilities
2013FebruaryAcquisitionTechcomp EuropeUnited KingdomEdinburgh InstrumentsUnited Kingdom$2.9 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Techcomp_Acquires_Majority_Stake_in_Edinburgh/a53129
2013JanuaryMergerAegis LightwaveUSAPhotop TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Aegis_Lightwave_Photop_Technologies_Brands_Merge/a52701
2013JanuaryAcquisitionFlir SystemsUSATraficon InternationalBelgium$46 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Flir_Acquires_Video_Detector_Maker/a52665
2013JanuaryAcquisitionGSIUSANDS Surgical ImagingUSA$82.5 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gsi-group-to-acquire-nds-surgical-imaging-for-825-million-186941211.html
2013JanuaryAcquisitionnLightUSA/CanadaArbor PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.finsmes.com/2013/01/nlight-acquires-arbor-photonics.html
2013JanuaryAcquisitionNeoPhotonicsUSALapis SemiconductorJapan$36.8 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130122005907/en/NeoPhotonics-Announces-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-the-Semiconductor-Optical-Business-Unit-of-LAPIS-Semiconductor
2013JanuaryAcquisitionPower TechnologyUSAKlastechGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/research/article/16560823/power-technology-buys-dpss-laser-maker-klastech
2013JanuaryAcquisitionSCANLABGermanyBlackbird RobotersystemeGermanyNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/4/1/51
2013JanuaryAcquisitionThorlabsUSAIrphotonics (iGuide™ optical fiber solutions)CanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=70
2013JanuaryAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSApicoSpinUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Thermo_Fisher_Acquires_picoSpin/a52707
2013JanuaryAcquisitionUltratechUSACambridge NanotechUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Ultratech_Acquires_Cambridge_Nanotech/a52660
2013JanuaryAcquisitionUniversal PhotonicsUSAAquabond TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Universal_Photonics_Acquires_Aquabond/a52830
2012DecemberAcquisitionII-VIUSALightWorks OpticsUSA$31 million initialhttps://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2012/12/21/ii-vi-acquires-california-firm-for-31m.html
2012DecemberAcquisitionCoherentUSALumera LaserGermany$52 millionhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/micromachining/article/16488554/coherent-acquires-lumera-laser-expands-ultrafast-laser-portfolio#:~:text=Coherent%20acquires%20Lumera%20Laser%2C%20expands%20ultrafast%20laser%20portfolio,-Dec%2021st%2C%202012&text=Santa%20Clara%2C%20CA%20%2D%20Coherent%20(,%2452M%20all%20in%20cash.
2012DecemberAcquisitionHeraeus NoblelightGermanySpectris (Fusion UV Business)United Kingdom$172 millionhttps://www.spectris.com/media/press-releases/2012/19-dec-2012
2012DecemberAcquisitionHalmaUnited KingdomMicroSurgical TechnologyUSA$57 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/acquisition-of-microsurgical-technology-inc-by-halma-plc-184110361.html
2012DecemberAcquisitionKonica Minolta OpticsJapanInstrument Systems (microscopy and histopathology business)GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www5.konicaminolta.eu/en/measuring-instruments/news-events/news/press-archive-2012/press-release/article/konica-minolta-acquires-instrument-systems-gmbh.html
2012DecemberAcquisitionOxford InstrumentsUnited KingdomAsylum ResearchUSA$80 millionhttps://www.oxinst.com/news/oxford-instruments-plc-acquisition-of-asylum-research-corp/
2012DecemberMergerPrecision PhotonicsUSAAdvanced Thin FilmsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Precision_Photonics_ATFilms_Brands_Merge/a52561
2012NovemberAcquisitionCoherentUSAInnolight Innovative Laser, Systemtechnik, Midaz LasersGermany$18 million for Innolight and $3.7 million for Midazhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Coherent_Acquires_Innolight_Reports_Lower_Profit/a52232
2012NovemberAcquisitionCSA GroupCanadaOrb OptronixUSANot disclosedhttps://csagroup.org/news/csa-group-acquires-orb-optronix-to-provide-state-of-the-art-test-2/
2012NovemberAcquisitionLaser QuantumUnited KingdomGigaopticsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/research/article/16565145/laser-quantum-acquires-gigaoptics
2012NovemberAcquisitionLife TechnologiesUSAAdvanced Microscopy Group (AMG)USANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/life-technologies-acquires-advanced-microscopy-group-177235181.html
2012NovemberAcquisitionPhotop TechnologiesChinaOclaro (thin-film filter business)USA$27 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/spectroscopy/article/16565200/iivi-acquires-thin-film-filter-and-interleaver-businesses-from-oclaro
2012NovemberAcquisitionPhotop KoncentChinaOclaro (interleaver product line)USANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/spectroscopy/article/16565200/iivi-acquires-thin-film-filter-and-interleaver-businesses-from-oclaro
2012NovemberAcquisitionThorlabsUSAMaxion TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Thorlabs_Acquires_Maxion/a52416
2012OctoberAcquisitionASMLNetherlandsCymerUSA€1.95 billionhttps://www.asml.com/en/news/press-releases/2012/asml-to-acquire-cymer-to-accelerate-development-of-euv-technology
2012OctoberAcquisitionNewportUSAVistek (vibration isolation product line)USANot disclosedhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/newport-acquires-vistek-vibration-isolation-product-line
2012OctoberMergerTornado Medical SystemsUSAArjae Spectral EnterprisesCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/biooptics/bioimaging/optical-coherence-tomography/article/14193697/tornado-medical-systems-arjae-spectral-enterprises-merge
2012SeptemberAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAJPSAUSANot disclosedhttps://investor.ipgphotonics.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2012/IPG-Photonics-Expands-Integrated-Laser-Systems-Offerings-with-Acquisition-of-JPSA-Laser/default.aspx
2012SeptemberAcquisitionCrossFiberUSAOMM (photonic switch assets)USANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/optical-tech/transport/article/16665041/crossfiber-snaps-up-photonic-switch-assets-of-omm
2012SeptemberAcquisitionOpSec SecurityUSAJDSU (Holographic Security Business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.insidermedia.com/news/north-east/77110-opsec-moves-us-security-business
2012SeptemberAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAJPSAUSANot disclosedhttps://investor.ipgphotonics.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2012/IPG-Photonics-Expands-Integrated-Laser-Systems-Offerings-with-Acquisition-of-JPSA-Laser/default.aspx
2012AugustAcquisitionFEIUSAVisualization Sciences GroupFrance€44.8 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2012/08/01/275130/11292/en/FEI-Buys-3D-Visualization-Software-Company.html
2012AugustAcquisitionLeoni Fiber OpticsUSARichard LoschUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Leoni_Acquires_Richard_Losch_Inc/a51575
2012AugustAcquisitionSynopsysUSASpringSoftTaiwan$305 millionhttps://news.synopsys.com/index.php?s=20295&item=123405
2012JulyAcquisitionIdexUSAMatcon GroupUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120720005395/en/IDEX-Acquires-Matcon-Group-Ltd.
2012JulyAcquisitionFinisarUSARed-CIsrael$43.7 millionhttps://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/red-c-acquired-by-finisar-for-44m-1.5200531
2012JulyAcquisitionOclaroUSAOpnextUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/mergers-acquisitions/article/16665388/oclaro-opnext-merger-completed
2012JulyAcquisitionTriopticsGermanyWells ResearchUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Trioptics_Expands_US_Presence/a51318
2012JulyAcquisitionUniversal DisplayUSAFujifilmJapan$105 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120723006582/en/Universal-Display-Purchases-Fujifilm%E2%80%99s-Worldwide-OLED-Patent-Portfolio-for-105-Million
2012JuneAcquisitionEDAC TechnologiesUSAEBTECUSA$11 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/edac-technologies-announces-acquisition-of-ebtec-corporation-156413285.html
2012JuneAcquisitionElectro Scientific IndustriesUSAEolite SystemsFrance$10 millionhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/electro-scientific-industries-acquires-eolite-systems
2012JuneAcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSARusnanoRussia$55.4 millionhttps://investor.ipgphotonics.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2012/IPG-Photonics-Acquires-225-Minority-Interest-in-Russian-Subsidiary/default.aspx
2012JuneAcquisitionRudolph TechnologiesUSANanoPhotonicsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120621006159/en/Rudolph-Acquires-NanoPhotonics-Adds-New-Technologies-to-Enhance-Position-in-High-Growth-Advanced-Packaging-Market
2012MayAcquisitionPhysik InstrumenteGermanymiCosGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.pi-usa.us/en/news-events/pi-usa-acquires-micos-gmbh/
2012MayAcquisitionSynopsysUSARSoft Design GroupUSANot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/index.php?s=20295&item=123379
2012MayAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSALeCroy CorpUSA$291 millionhttps://teledynelecroy.com/pressreleases/document.aspx?news_id=1746
2012MayAcquisitionTeledyne RD InstrumentsUSABlueView TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120531005334/en/Teledyne-Technologies-to-Acquire-BlueView-Technologies
2012AprilAcquisitionBroadcomUSABroadlightIsrael$195 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/broadcom-completes-acquisition-of-broadlight-146329445.html
2012AprilAcquisitionBrukerUSASkyScanBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2012/Bruker-Announces-Acquisition-of-SkyScan-a-Leading-Provider-of-Micro-CT-Systems-for-3D-X-Ray-Imaging-in-Materials-Research-and-Preclinical-Studies/default.aspx
2012AprilAcquisitionIdexUSAPrecision PhotonicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120411006518/en/IDEX-Corporation-Acquires-Precision-Photonics
2012AprilAcquisitionIdexUSAPrecision Photonics Corp.USA$20 millionhttps://investors.idexcorp.com/news-releases/news-release-details/idex-corporation-acquires-precision-photonics
2012AprilAcquisitionJDSUUSADyaptive SystemsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/JDSU_Acquires_Dyaptive_Systems/a49549
2012AprilAcquisitionJAIUSATVI VisionFinlandNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/JAI_Acquires_TVI_Vision_Oy/a50712
2012MarchAcquisitionDigital OpticsUSAFlextronics International (camera module manufacturing brand and assets)SingaporeNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/flextronics-announces-agreement-to-sell-camera-module-brand-and-assets-to-digitaloptics-corporation-141161653.html
2012MarchAcquisitionExcelitasUSACarsan EngineeringUSANot disclosedhttps://www.excelitas.com/press-release/excelitas-technologies-expand-lighting-capabilities-medical-oems-acquisition-business
2012MarchAcquisitionMasimoUSASpire SemiconductorUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/masimo-acquires-assets-of-spire-semiconductor-to-advance-innovation-speed-development-and-reduce-costs-142301485.html
2012MarchAcquisitionFEIUSAAspexUSA$30.5 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Related_FEI_Acquires_Aspex/ar50291
2012MarchAcquisitionThorlabsUSAIdesta Quantum Electronics (Octavius line of ultrafast lasers)USANot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=63
2012FebruaryAcquisition3S PhotonicsFranceManlight SASFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/3S_Photonics_Acquires_Manlight/a49919
2012FebruaryAcquisitionIncomUSAParadigm OpticsCanadaNot disclosedhttps://incomusa.com/timeline/paradigm-acquisition/
2012FebruaryAcquisitionRadiant ZemaxUSAOptima ResearchUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://optics.org/news/3/2/29
2012JanuaryAcquisitionAMS TechnologiesGermanyAzpect PhotonicsSwedenNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/AMS_Technologies_Acquires_Azpect_Photonics/a49727
2012JanuaryAcquisitionAmetekUSATechnical ManufacturingUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ametek-acquires-technical-manufacturing-corporation-136583453.html
2012JanuaryAcquisitionLeica MicrosystemsGermanyLabindia Instruments (microscopy and histopathology business)IndiaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Leica_Acquires_Labindia_Unit/a49742
2012JanuaryAcquisitionNewportUSAILX LightwaveUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/newport-corporation-completes-acquisition-of-ilx-lightwave-corporation-137479173.html
2011DecemberAcquisitionDatalogicItalyPPT VisionUSA$5.2 millionhttps://www.datalogic.com/eng/financial-data/press-releases/datalogic-(star-dal.mi)-acquisition-of-ppt-vision-inc.-completed-fnd-2936.html
2011DecemberAcquisitionL-3 CommunicationsUSAKollmorgen Electro-Optical (unit of Danaher Corp).USA $210 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111213005773/en/L-3-Agrees-to-Acquire-Kollmorgen-Electro-Optical
2011DecemberMergerPhotoMedexUSARadiancyIsraelNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111213005912/en/PhotoMedex-and-Radiancy-Complete-Merger
2011DecemberAcquisitionAppleUSAAnobitIsrael$390 millionhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-anobit-idUSTRE7BJ0P520111220
2011NovemberAcquisitionAffymetrixUSAeBioscienceUSA$330 millionhttps://www.genengnews.com/news/affymetrix-to-pay-330m-to-acquire-ebioscience/
2011NovemberAcquisitionFEIUSATill PhotonicsGermany$20 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/FEI_Buys_Till_Photonics_from_Toptica/a49105
2011NovemberAcquisitionOptimUSAPrecision Endoscopic TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Optim_Acquires_Precision_Endoscopic_Technologies/a48894
2011NovemberAcquisitionOxford InstrumentsUnited KingdomPlatinum Medical ImagingUSANot disclosedhttps://www.analytica-world.com/en/news/135161/oxford-instruments-acquires-platinum-medical-imaging.html
2011OctoberAcquisitionEurazeo CroissanceFrance3S PhotonicsFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Eurazeo_Acquires_3S_Photonics/a48733
2011OctoberAcquisitionThorlabsUSALumen Dynamics Group (Burleigh® product line assets)CanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.thorlabs.com/pressreleases.cfm?ReleaseID=60
2011OctoberAcquisitionMaterionUSAEIS OpticsChina$24 millionhttps://materion.com/resource-center/news-archive/precision-optics/materion-acquires-eis-optics-limited#:~:text=EIS%20Optics%20and%20its%20predecessor,growing%20Asian%20optical%20coatings%20businesses.
2011SeptemberAcquisitionBruker CorpUSACETRUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2011/Bruker-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-CETR/default.aspx
2011SeptemberAcquisitionNeoPhotonicsUSASanturUSA$39.2 millionhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110929005875/en/NeoPhotonics-Announces-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-Santur-Corporation
2011SeptemberAcquisitionPhysik InstrumenteGermanymiCosGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/PI_Acquires_Majority_Stake_in_miCos/a48474
2011SeptemberAcquisitionPerkinElmerUSACaliper Life SciencesUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.perkinelmer.com/news-releases/news-release-details/perkinelmer-acquire-caliper-life-sciences-approximately-600
2011SeptemberAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSAIntrinsic BioprobesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Thermo_Fisher_Acquires_Intrinsic_Bioprobes/a48264
2011SeptemberAcquisitionUnited TechnologiesUSAGoodrichUSANot disclosedhttps://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/128916/united-technologies-to-buy-goodrich-for-%2418.4-billion.html
2011AugustAcquisitionCreeUSARuud LightingUSA$525 millionhttps://investor.cree.com/news-releases/news-release-details/cree-acquires-ruud-lighting-inc-accelerate-led-lighting
2011AugustAcquisitionNDC Infrared EngineeringUSAIRMBelgiumNot disclosedhttps://www.engineeringspecifier.com/around-the-industry/ndc-infrared-engineering-acquires-irm-group-sa
2011AugustAcquisitionCSRUnited KingdomZoranIsrael$484 millionhttps://www.eetimes.com/zoran-shareholders-approve-csr-merger/
2011JulyAcquisitionDuPontUSAInnovalightUSANot disclosedhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwoody/2011/07/25/dupont-acquires-silicon-valley-solar-startup-innovalight/
2011JulyAcquisitionFlir SystemsUSAAerius PhotonicsUSA$27 millionhttps://optics.org/news/2/7/23#:~:text=FLIR%20said%20that%20it%20shipped,for%20%2427%20million%20in%20cash.
2011JulyAcquisitionGE LightingUSALightechIsrael$20 millionhttps://en.globes.co.il/en/article-1000666089
2011JulyAcquisitionHalmaUnited KingdomAvo PhotonicsUSA$9 millionhttps://www.halma.com/news/press-releases/2011/11-07-2011
2011JulyAcquisitionJDSUUSAQuantaSolUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/jdsu-acquires-quantasol-for-cpv-chip-technology
2011JulyAcquisitionNewportUSAOphir Optronics; High-Q TechnologiesIsrael; AustriaNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16562795/in-a-busy-week-newport-acquires-high-q-technologies
2011JuneAcquisitionAustriamicrosystems AGAustriaTexas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions (TAOS).USA$320 millionhttps://www.eetimes.com/austriamicrosystems-buys-taos-for-320-million/
2011MayAcquisitionAFLUSATCC GroupUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110523005610/en/AFL-Acquires-TCC-Group
2011MayAcquisitionIdexUSACVI Melles GriotUSA$400 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Idex_to_Acquire_CVI_Melles_Griot_for_400M/a47005
2011MayAcquisitionNavitar Life SciencesUSAModulation OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16563013/navitar-life-sciences-acquires-assets-of-modulation-optics
2011MayAcquisitionNavitar Life SciencesUSAModulation OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/optics/article/16563013/navitar-life-sciences-acquires-assets-of-modulation-optics
2011AprilAcquisitionAugusta TechnologieGermanyLMI TechnologiesCanada$30 millionhttps://www.vision-systems.com/factory/article/16744902/augusta-technologie-acquires-lmi-technologies-enters-3d-imaging-market
2011AprilAcquisitionAdvanced Laser MaterialsUSAIntegra ServicesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.industrial-lasers.com/home/article/16487561/alm-acquires-majority-stake-of-integra
2011AprilAcquisitionBrukerUSAMichrom BioresourcesUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2011/Bruker-Announces-Closing-of-Michrom-Acquisition/default.aspx
2011AprilAcquisitionGE HealthcareUnited KingdomApplied PrecisionUSANot disclosedhttps://www.gehealthcare.com/news-center/ge-healthcare-to-acquire-applied-precision-inc
2011AprilAcquisitionOptis GroupUSASimplySimUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Optis_Acquires_Software_Maker/a46701
2011AprilAcquisitionPro-Lite TechnologyUnited KingdomSphereOpticsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.ledsmagazine.com/leds-ssl-design/materials/article/16697641/prolite-acquires-sphereoptics-gmbh
2011AprilMergerRadiant ImagingUSAZemax DevelopmentUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Radiant_Imaging_Zemax_Merge/a46781
2011AprilAcquisitionTexas InstrumentsUSANational SemiconductorUSA$6.5 billionhttps://investor.ti.com/news-releases/news-release-details/ti-acquire-national-semiconductor
2011AprilAcquisitionTeledyne DalsaCanadaOptechCanadaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Teledyne_Acquires_Stake_in_Optech_/a46563
2011AprilAcquisitionBroadcomUSAProvigentIsrael$313 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/broadcom-completes-acquisition-of-provigent-120608224.html
2011MarchAcquisitionEmcore CorpUSASoliant Energy (Commercial Rooftop CPV Product Line)USANot disclosedhttps://investor.emcore.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emcore-acquires-commercial-rooftop-cpv-product-line-through
2011MarchAcquisitionj-fiber GroupGermanySchott Lithotec (Synthetic fused silica technology)GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/fiber-optics/article/16562048/jfiber-group-acquires-schott-lithotecs-synthetic-fused-silica-technology
2011MarchAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSADionexBelgium$2.1 billionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Thermo_Fisher_Scientific_Inc/a46364
2011MarchAcquisitionAlignUSACadentIsrael$190 millionhttps://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2011/03/29/443252/217389/en/Align-Technology-to-Acquire-Intra-Oral-Scanning-Leader-Cadent-for-190-Million.html
2011FebruaryAcquisitionAgilent TechnologiesUSAA2 TechnologiesUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110210006052/en/Agilent-Technologies-Completes-Acquisition-of-A2-Technologies%E2%80%99-Assets#:~:text=%2D%2D(BUSINESS%20WIRE)%2D%2DAgilent,specific%20assets%20of%20A2%20Technologies.&text=All%20former%20A2%20Technologies%20employees,for%20lab%20and%20field%20use.
2011FebruaryAcquisitionGigOptixUSAEndwaveUSANot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110207005490/en/GigOptix-Inc.-to-Acquire-Endwave-Corporation
2011FebruaryAcquisitionCorningUSAMobile AccessIsrael$150 million to $175 millionhttps://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/1.5116532
2011JanuaryAcquisitionAllied Vision TechnologiesGermanyVDS VosskühlerGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.vision-systems.com/home/article/16744487/avt-acquires-vds-vosskhler
2011JanuaryAcquisitionBAE SystemsUSAFairchild ImagingUSA$86 millionhttps://www.baesystems.com/en-us/article/bae-systems-announces-agreement-to-acquire-fairchild-imaging--inc-
2011JanuaryAcquisitionKopinUSAForth Dimension DisplaysUnited Kingdom$11 millionhttps://www.forthdd.com/2011/01/12/kopin-acquires-european-manufacturer-of-reflective-microdisplays/
2011JanuaryAcquisitionLumaSense TechnologiesUSAITCUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lumasense-technologies-inc-acquires-infraredvision-technology-corporation-itc-from-l-3-communications-112886124.html
2011JanuaryAcquisitionMolexUSALuxtera (Active Optical Cable (AOC) business)USANot disclosedhttps://www.molex.com/mx_upload/editorial/894/20110111_Luxtera_AOC.html
2011JanuaryAcquisitionOpto Diode CorpUSAInternational Radiation Detectors (IRD)USANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Opto_Diode_Acquires_International_Radiation/a45454
2011JanuaryAcquisitionON SemiconductorUSACypress SemiconductorUSA$31.4 millionhttps://www.cypress.com/news/semiconductor-signs-definitive-agreement-acquire-cmos-image-sensor-business-unit-cypress
2011JanuaryAcquisitionRochester Precision Optics (RPO)USAASE OpticsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Rochester_Precision_Optics_Acquires_ASE_Optics/a45568
2011JanuaryAcquisitionTelemisBelgiumMicromedicaItalyNot disclosedhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110120006086/en/Telemis-Announces-Expansion-in-Italy-with-Acquisition-of-Micromedica
2010DecemberAcquisitionII-VIUSAMax Levy Autograph (MLA)USANot disclosedhttps://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2010/12/07/435660/11543/en/II-VI-Incorporated-Announces-Acquisition-of-Max-Levy-Autograph-Inc.html
2010DecemberAcquisitionBrukerUSASigma ElectroOpticsGermanyNot disclosedhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2010/Bruker-Announces-Acquisition-of-Sigma-ElectroOptics-GmbH-to-Expand-its-Infrared-Remote-Detection-Gas-Analysis-Business/default.aspx
2010DecemberAcquisitionGooch & HousegoUnited KingdomEM4USANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/fiber-optics/article/16568110/gooch-housego-to-acquire-em4-inc
2010DecemberAcquisitionHellaGermanyRodenstock Technologies HoldingGermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Hella_Increases_Stake_in_Docter_Optics/a45294
2010DecemberMergerKeithley InstrumentsUSAAegean AcquisitionUSANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/keithley-instruments-acquired-by-danaher-corporation-111548739.html
2010DecemberAcquisitionTeledyne TechnologiesUSADalsa CorpCanada$336 millionhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Teledyne_Technologies_Acquiring_Dalsa/a45353
2010DecemberAcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSALomb ScientificAustralia/New ZealandNot disclosedhttps://www.labonline.com.au/content/life-scientist/news/thermo-fisher-to-acquire-lomb-scientific-952726310
2010NovemberAcquisitionAmetekUSAAtlas Material Testing TechnologyUSA$159 millionhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ametek-acquires-atlas-material-testing-technology-106958178.html
2010NovemberAcquisitionCoherentUSAHypertronicsMalaysiaNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Coherent_Reports_37M_Profit_for_2010_Acquires/a44875
2010NovemberAcquisitionRusnanoRussiaIPG PhotonicsUSA$25 millionhttps://en.rusnano.com/press-centre/news/88517
2010NovemberAcquisitionZJF GroupChinaFirecommsIrelandNot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/article/16671080/zjf-group-acquires-pof-transceiver-company-firecomms
2010OctoberAcquisitionBAE SystemsUSAOasys TechnologyUSANot disclosedhttps://www.baesystems.com/en-us/article/bae-systems-completes-acquisition-of-oasys-technology
2010OctoberAcquisitionFrancisco PartnersUSASource PhotonicsUSA$146 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/article/16671494/source-photonics-acquired-by-francisco-partners#:~:text=OCTOBER%2028%2C%202010%20%2D%2D%20Optical,technology%2Dfocused%20private%20equity%20fund.
2010OctoberAcquisitionMicrosemiUSAActelUSA$430 millionhttps://www.eetimes.com/microsemi-buys-actel-for-430-million/
2010OctoberAcquisitionRofin-SinarGermanyLasagSwitzerlandNot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/16568181/rofinsinar-acquires-lasag-ag
2010OctoberAcquisitionRiversideUSAExfo (Life Sciences and Industrial Division)Canada$24.3 millionhttps://www.reuters.com/article/cbusiness-us-exfoinc-idCATRE69024C20101001
2010OctoberAcquisitionSynopsysUSAOptical Research Associates (ORA)USANot disclosedhttps://news.synopsys.com/index.php?s=20295&item=123203
2010OctoberAcquisitionThompson GroupUSAApplied Instrument Technologies (AIT)USANot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/thompson-group-acquires-hamilton-sundstrands-applied-instrument-technologies-104360733.html
2010OctoberAcquisitionZygoUSAASML USUSAbetween $7 million and $10 millionhttps://optics.org/news/1/5/27
2010SeptemberAcquisitionFinisarUSABroadway NetworksUSANot disclosedhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/article/16671144/finisar-acquires-pon-transceiver-vendor-broadway-networks
2010AugustAcquisitionBrukerUSAVeeco Instruments (Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and the Optical Industrial Metrology (OIM) instruments businesses)USA$229 millionhttps://ir.bruker.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2010/Bruker-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-Veecos-Scanning-Probe-Microscopy-SPM-and-Optical-Industrial-Metrology-OIM-Scientific-Instruments-Business/default.aspx
2010AugustAcquisitionCorningUSAPlaslabFranceNot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Corning_to_Acquire_Plaslab/a43692
2010AugustAcquisitionFlir SystemsUSAICx TechnologiesUSA$274 millionhttps://investors.flir.com/news-releases/news-release-details/flir-systems-announces-agreement-acquire-icx-technologies
2010AugustAcquisitionFossDenmarkIbsen PhotonicsDenmarkNot disclosedhttps://ibsen.com/ibsen-photonics-acquired-by-foss/
2010AugustAcquisitionGT Solar InternationalUSACrystal SystemsUSA$24 million in cash, 5.4 million shareshttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/GT_Solar_Acquires_Crystal_Systems/a43599
2010AugustAcquisitionPerkinElmerUSAVisEn MedicalUSANot disclosedhttps://ir.perkinelmer.com/news-releases/news-release-details/perkinelmer-acquire-visen-medical-inc
2010AugustAcquisitionRudolph TechnologiesUSAMKS Instruments (Software Biz)USANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Rudolph_Acquires_MKS_Instruments_Software_Biz/a43949
2010AugustAcquisitionWitecGermanyOMT (Optische Messtechnik)GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.electrooptics.com/news/witec-acquires-majority-stake-omt
2010JulyAcquisitionPepperl+FuchsGermanySiemens (binary proximity sensor business)GermanyNot disclosedhttps://www.pepperl-fuchs.com/global/en/14971.htm
2010JulyAcquisitionAlconUSALenSx LasersUSA$361.5 millionhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/home/article/14194545/alcon-acquires-lensx-for-use-in-anterior-capsulotomy-and-laser-phacofragmentation-during-cataract-surgery
2010JulyAcquisitionDynasilUSANewportUSA$4 millionhttps://optics.org/press/54
2010JulyAcquisitionLeoni Fiber OpticsGermanyRoMackUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Leoni_Fiber_Optics_Buys_RoMack/a42971
2010JulyAcquisitionMartek PowerUSALaser DriveUSANot disclosedhttp://www.martekpower.com/pdfs/en/62.pdf
2010JulyAcquisitionOclaroUSAMinteraUSA$12 millionhttps://www.lightwaveonline.com/business/article/16671526/oclaro-acquires-mintera-with-40-100-gbps-in-mind
2010JulyAcquisitionOlympus NDTUSAInnov-X SystemsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.olympus-ims.com/de/news/100-year.2021_100-id.184550276.html
2010JulyMergerPrime PhotonicsUSAPrime ResearchUSANot disclosedhttps://www.photonics.com/Articles/Prime_Photonics_Subsidiary_to_Merge/a42744
2010JulyAcquisitionSt. Jude MedicalUSALightLab ImagingUSA$90 millionhttps://www.massdevice.com/st-jude-medical-acquires-lightlab-90-million/
2010JulyAcquisitionTriopticsGermanyDavidson OptronicsUSANot disclosedhttps://www.laserfocusworld.com/home/article/16568424/trioptics-acquires-davidson-optronics-and-forms-us-subsidiary
2010JuneAcquisitionBoeingUSAArgonUSA$775 millionhttps://boeing.mediaroom.com/2010-06-30-Boeing-Announces-Agreement-to-Acquire-Argon-ST
2010JuneAcquisitionGentec Electro-OpticsCanadaSpectrum DetectorUSANot disclosedhttps://www.gentec-eo.com/Content/uploads/docs/nouvelles/Gentec-EO_Spectrum_PR_EN.pdf
2010JuneAcquisitionGoodrichUSACrompton TechnologyUnited KingdomNot disclosedhttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/goodrich-corporation-acquires-crompton-technology-group-ltd-96033799.html