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28 Feb 11
Europe and China power IPG sales ramp

The fiber laser company is due back in court soon, but capped a hugely successful year by posting revenue of almost $300 million, up 61% from 2009.

25 Feb 11
First Solar cut cost-per-watt by 9% in 2010

Leading photovoltaic module manufacturer is also making inroads into China and India as it looks to diversify geographically.

22 Feb 11
Q-Cells beats 1GW as new strategy pays off

The German manufacturer of photovoltaic cells, modules and systems reports an 84% increase in production on strong demand in 2010.

21 Feb 11
SoloPower gets $197M loan guarantee for CIGS fab

San Jose company had announced plans to retrofit a 400 MW capacity facility in Oregon last month.

18 Feb 11
JDSU looks to gesture recognition, solar and more

The diversifying optics company anticipates a market worth as much as $800 million by 2015 as gesture recognition goes beyond gaming.

18 Feb 11
SunPower, Yingli forecast strong 2011 for solar

Photovoltaics giant SunPower identifies Italy and the US as two of the key markets driving growth in 2011, and rival Yingli agrees.

17 Feb 11
Boost for Rubicon on strong LED demand

Sapphire wafer manufacturer witnessed another sharp revenue increase as LED TV and solid-state lighting markets strengthen.

16 Feb 11
Cost-cutting MicroVision pins hopes on green diodes

Pico projector developer moves away from expensive frequency-doubled green lasers as part of a plan to nearly halve its cash burn rate.

15 Feb 11
Northrop makes 90 involuntary lay-offs in Florida

In all, the defense contractor is eliminating 150 positions, 14% of the workforce, at its Laser Systems facility in Apopka.

11 Feb 11
FLIR hampered by US budget delays

But the thermal imaging company still racked up record financial results and is set to issue its first ever shareholder dividend.

10 Feb 11
Zygo upbeat after strong metrology sales

Optical systems company is benefiting from recent addition of the ASML Optics division, now part of its 'extreme precision optics' division.

09 Feb 11
Cymer doubled extreme UV resources in 2010

San Diego company indicates robust semiconductor market, with chip makers said to be increasing capital expenditure plans for 2011.

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