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23 Apr 13
PV module market to bounce back to growth in 2014

But Solarbuzz predicts 20% decline in revenues this year, and survival remains the priority.

23 Apr 13
Bridgelux sells LED chip making assets to Toshiba

Giant Japanese electronics brand to accelerate scale up of GaN-on-silicon LED production.

22 Apr 13
Philips reports surging LED sales

Transition to solid-state lighting includes deal to retrofit much of the Paris Metro system.

19 Apr 13
Ultratech hit by logic confusion

Stock down nearly 20% as the laser annealing and lithography tool vendor puts a freeze on new hires and cuts executive salaries.

17 Apr 13
ASML chief Meurice steps down

After more than eight years as CEO of the lithography company, Eric Meurice will become chairman of ASML Holdings in July.

17 Apr 13
Leica, Bausch + Lomb ink microscope distribution deal

German and US firms agree partnership on ophthalmic surgical microscopes.

12 Apr 13
Avago set to acquire CyOptics in $400M cash deal

Maker of single mode indium phosphide lasers and detectors to boost Avago’s presence in data centers and silicon photonics.

10 Apr 13
Open Photonics and VTT announce collaboration

Commercialization of novel spectral engine technologies

10 Apr 13
Electro Scientific snaps up GSI unit

Semiconductor systems business had been earmarked for sale by GSI back in 2011.

10 Apr 13
First Solar targets Japanese rooftops with TetraSun acquisition

Silicon Valley start-up’s technology combines high efficiency with low cost; set to go into production next year.

09 Apr 13
Plessey plans silicon-based LED ramp

UK firm lands government support for dramatic capacity expansion, with roadmap targeting lighting-quality devices.

03 Apr 13
Sales up again at Zeiss Meditec

Business grows overall, but ophthalmic systems division is running below levels seen last year.

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