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11 Aug 21
nLight beats forecast as it prepares to extend power range

New 20 kW fiber laser set to make its debut at forthcoming Fabtech show in Chicago.

10 Aug 21
Cognex upbeat after best-ever quarter

Machine vision specialist also launches new bar code reader featuring both a liquid lens and a steerable mirror.

04 Aug 21
IPG slips on China slowdown fears

Fiber laser firm reports solid increase in sales and profits, but outlook weighs on stock price.

03 Aug 21
Expanding MKS posts record sales figure

Constrained supply of electronic components does little to slow momentum as investment in photonics pays dividends.

28 Jul 21
Teledyne on the up as FLIR integration proceeds ahead of schedule

Post-merger cost savings target should now be hit two years earlier than expected.

28 Jul 21
Corning capitalizes on fiber demand

5G roll-out and data center expansions push divisional sales beyond $1BN in latest quarter.

27 Jul 21
VCSEL market to double in five years

Analyst report suggests that ‘continuously evolving’ market will be worth $2.4 BN globally in 2026.

23 Jul 21
Trumpf reports €3.5 billion in annual sales – again

2020-2021 sales match previous year’s level. Order book looking “strong” despite impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

22 Jul 21
Lumibird bids to buy Areva’s stake in laser maker CILAS

Deal “to be finalized soon” will give Lumibird access to laser weapons and deformable mirror tech.

22 Jul 21
Jenoptik achieves ‘record’ trading in second quarter

Guidance for 2021 raised as both revenue and order intake increase significantly.

21 Jul 21
Record lithography orders at ASML as chip firms ‘crave’ capacity

Nearly €5BN orders for extreme ultraviolet tools alone as memory chip makers adopt latest processes.

21 Jul 21
Aurora targets trucking with $2BN SPAC merger plan

Latest automotive lidar developer to list on the public markets could be the biggest yet.

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