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30 Jul 10
First Solar pushes PV costs down to $0.76/W

World's leading supplier of thin-film photovoltaics now has an order backlog of 2.2GW that stretches out to 2015.

30 Jul 10
Coherent reports record-breaking quarter

Quarterly operating income reaches its highest ever level as Coherent discusses its "outstanding" financial results.

29 Jul 10
Cautious optimism rules as good news returns

Longbow Research sees causes for concern, but expects the photonics market to outperform GDP in the long term.

29 Jul 10
Buoyant Newport raises 2010 sales guidance

Continued strength in microelectronics, life science and industrial markets points to full-year sales in the region of $465 million.

27 Jul 10
FLIR flying high as revenues climb 19%

Sharp increases in both revenues and net profit as the infrared imaging specialist captures pictures of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

27 Jul 10
OPEL closes $7.5 M private financing

Canadian specialist in high-concentration photovoltaics will use proceeds to buy key components for upcoming projects.

26 Jul 10
Restructured GSI Group exits Chapter 11

Eight months after filing for bankruptcy protection, the GSI group of companies specializing in photonics technologies emerges with debts reduced by more than $100 million.

23 Jul 10
Confident Cymer adds to EUV research spend

Key light source supplier to electronics industry increases research and development outlay on laser-based EUV tool.

22 Jul 10
Fully-booked Ultratech lifts sales guidance

Laser and lithography systems vendor sees lead times increase to nine months for certain products.

21 Jul 10
LedEngin on target with Series D funding

Latest investment in LED lighting company will support both operations and research.

15 Jul 10
2010 PV forecasts converge around 14GW

Reduced photovoltaic feed-in tariffs will do little to slow market growth this year or next, but a correction is possible in 2012.

14 Jul 10
ASML confirms recovery as litho sales soar

The world’s leading vendor of lithography systems used in semiconductor wafer production now expects strong sales to continue into 2011.

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