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21 Mar 14
Investors like First Solar outlook

Updated financial guidance, capacity expansion and an accelerated technology roadmap send stock up 20%.

19 Mar 14
Standards and VC trends on the agenda at Photonics Europe

SPIE’s biennial conference and show in Brussels features an expanded industrial program for 2014.

12 Mar 14
GSI finds buyer for Continuum laser business

Scientific laser unit set to be sold for just $7.5 million, pending due diligence.

12 Mar 14
EPIA: 37GW of solar capacity added in 2013 but new EU targets needed

European Photovoltaic Industry Association believes cumulative peak solar capacity now stands at around 137GW.

11 Mar 14
IPG set to ramp laser diode production again

Fiber laser company orders another high-volume epitaxial growth system from Veeco Instruments.

07 Mar 14
Finisar climbs to all-time sales record

Revenues of $294 million in the latest period represented the company’s sixth consecutive quarter of growth.

06 Mar 14
Global photonics sales to 'beat global GDP growth by 50%'

VDMA's Photonics Congress forecasts rapid growth of the sector in Germany and beyond.

06 Mar 14
US photovoltaics installations up 41% in 2013

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association report nearly 4.8GW of new PV capacity came on line last year.

04 Mar 14
Lighting shift to slash energy consumption - IHS

Energy used for general illumination set to plummet by a quarter between now and the end of the decade.

28 Feb 14
Rofin to commercialize FiLaser technology

Deal with Portland, Oregon, developer of cutting processes for brittle materials expected to close in March.

27 Feb 14
Sales of optical splitters, fiber sensors set for significant growth

FTTH deployment dominates the PLC splitter market, while military and aerospace still taking lion’s share of sensors.

26 Feb 14
HelioVolt halts operations as investor SK pulls plug

Another developer of CIGS-based thin-film solar technology hits troubled waters.

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