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07 Mar 11
Osram to 'almost double' white LED production

Company ranked among the top-three LED manufacturers worldwide will expand capacity by moving from 4-inch to 6-inch wafer production.

04 Mar 11
NeoPhotonics reports first ever annual profit

Fresh from its initial public offering of stock in February, the maker of photonic integrated circuits posted record revenues in 2010.

03 Mar 11
Kopin wary of budget deficit impact

The microdisplay developer saw revenues from military customers fall significantly in 2010, and has concerns about the impact of US deficit reduction plans.

02 Mar 11
LED market outstripped lasers in 2010

Latest update from Strategies Unlimited confirms that the fast-growing LED sector has left the market for lasers trailing in its wake.

01 Mar 11
Alfalight is latest optics firm to get CIA investment

The advanced laser diode manufacturer Alfalight has secured an undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, the venture wing of the CIA.

01 Mar 11
Sony converts factory to make CMOS sensors

The Japanese electronics giant responds to growing demand for image sensors by transferring key production equipment from Toshiba.

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.

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