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07 Jul 10
Investor glee as LenSx agrees $744M buy-out

Huge return for venture capitalists as acquisition by Alcon Laboratories shows value of femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery.

06 Jul 10
GSI readies to emerge from Chapter 11

The laser sources and systems company anticipates exiting Chapter 11 proceedings in July.

30 Jun 10
White House curveball scuppers Emcore’s China deal

US Treasury committee chaired by Tim Geithner says "no" to Emcore's Chinese plans.

23 Jun 10
Photonis grabs majority share in OLED start-up

Night vision specialist Photonis Technologies has bought a 51% stake in CEA-Léti spin-off MicroOLED.

22 Jun 10
Solyndra shelves initial public offering

Developer of lightweight thin-film solar modules based on CIGS has instead raised $175 million through a private sale of its stock.

18 Jun 10
e2v on upward trajectory after satellite launch

Restructuring efforts at CCD imaging specialist yield benefits as CNES satellite takes e2v imaging sensor into orbit.

17 Jun 10
Rubicon prices $91 million public offering

Additional funds aid capacity expansion required to meet rampant demand for high-brightness white LEDs.

16 Jun 10
Silicon giant TSMC delves into thin-film solar

World's biggest chip foundry agrees supply, licensing and equity deal with US-based Stion.

14 Jun 10
Rumors of a PV crash overblown – iSuppli

Despite impending reductions in feed-in tariff support for photovoltaic energy generation, market analysts at iSuppli do not expect a repeat of the pain seen in early 2009.

11 Jun 10
Finisar CEO Rawls sees more record revenue for 2011

Component chief in bullish mood after posting record sales for both the closing quarter of 2010 and the full fiscal year.

09 Jun 10
Gentec Electro-Optics acquires Spectrum Detector

Gentec Electro-Optics hopes to boost its presence in the US with the acquisition of Spectrum Detector.

21 May 10
Optics industry feels renewed sense of optimism

Is the worst truly over for the optics industry? Jacqueline Hewett asks Tom Hausken from market analyst Strategies Unlimited for his assessment.

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