Detectors at future e+e- colliders need special calorimeters in the very forward region for a fast estimate and precise measurement of the luminosity, to improve the hermeticity and mask the central tracking detectors from backscattered particles. In our concept, two compact calorimeters are foreseen, LumiCal and BeamCal. Both are designed as sandwich calorimeters with very thin sensor planes to keep the Molière radius small, facilitating such the measurement of electron showers in the presence of background. Silicon sensor prototypes and dedicated FE ASICs have been developed and produced. The ASICs match the timing and dynamic range requirements. In the recent beam tests, a multi-plane compact prototype was equipped with thin sensor planes fully assembled with the new readout electronics and installed in 1 mm gaps between tungsten plates of one radiation length thickness. The latest status of the calorimeter prototype development will be presented, including selected performance results, obtained in a 5 GeV electron beam at DESY, as well as the expected performance obtained from simulation.