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23 Aug 17
Cree takes a tumble as sales dip

Stock price at lowest valuation since financial crisis as LED maker seeks new CEO.

21 Aug 17
Innoviz wins Delphi backing for vehicle lidar

Partnership deal with the car parts giant includes minority investment in the Israeli startup.

18 Aug 17
IDEX spells out Rochester expansion plan

New state-of-the-art facility for optics and optofluidics activity should be up and running next year.

16 Aug 17
German trio report surge in orders

Strong demand across the photonics landscape as Jenoptik, Basler and SLM Solutions post their latest financial results.

15 Aug 17
ESI in the groove after sales target is aced

Stock price up sharply as restructure puts the laser micromachining systems firm on a more profitable footing.

10 Aug 17
Oryx lands $50M to build 'groundbreaking' automotive lidar

More venture capital cash for key photonics technology seen as critical for safe navigation of autonomous vehicles.

10 Aug 17
Lumentum's FY 2017 breaks $1 billion - but Q4 slides

2017 saw first annual revenue to exceed $1 billion, up 11% on 2016; but outlook remains uncertain due to customer overstock.

07 Aug 17
II-VI buys large UK wafer fab to expand laser production

Additional VCSEL capacity acquired in $80M purchase from Kaiam, which bought the facility just three months ago.

04 Aug 17
Oclaro closes 'remarkable' fiscal year on a high

Component and module maker posts 47% year-on-year rise in annual sales as profits surge.

02 Aug 17
Coherent slips back despite record quarter

Stock price plunges in value by 20% as record revenues and profits fail to impress investors.

02 Aug 17
IPG hits record highs as sales soar 46%

CEO and founder Valentin Gapontsev says demand for fiber lasers has "never been stronger".

01 Aug 17
Cognex racks up profits as factory automation gathers pace

Founder hails record quarter and ‘ridiculously high’ profits delivered by leading machine vision company.

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