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12 Aug 13
Tessera sells micro-optics assets to FLIR

Thermal imaging firm pays $15 million for “a significant portion” of the business unit.

12 Aug 13
Samsung ups OLED investment with Novaled acquisition

Germany-based organic LED materials specialist is bought out in a deal valuing the firm at €260 million.

07 Aug 13
II‐VI reports improved results for Q4 and full-year 2013

Exits tellurium and selenium businesses; completes purchase of German subsidiary HighYAG.

07 Aug 13
Optical circulator sales set for healthy growth

Global sales of fiber optic circulators to reach $230 million in 2013, $313m in 2017, says analyst.

07 Aug 13
Orders on the up at Electro Scientific

Laser systems firm receives first customer acceptance on new ‘DiamondBlaze’ glass singulation technology.

07 Aug 13
GSI to shake up fiber laser effort

Company looks to cut losses amid competitive pricing and delayed development work at its JK Lasers subsidiary.

06 Aug 13
First Solar buys GE’s thin-film PV technology

Move intended to accelerate improvements to cadmium telluride cell efficiency, but Colorado manufacturing facility will be scrapped.

02 Aug 13
Rofin beats guidance on China sales strength

Industrial laser specialist says that there is still growth in the market for high-power CO2 lasers.

01 Aug 13
Yelo targets photonics in £1M expansion

Provider of laser test equipment set to create 15 jobs at Northern Ireland base thanks to European support.

01 Aug 13
Newport claims design wins as orders bounce

Bookings up 10.5% sequentially as the firm pays off a chunk of debt.

31 Jul 13
Laser markets keep on an even keel

Longbow Research finds vendors reporting no rude surprises, while fiber laser players continue to tussle.

31 Jul 13
Coherent buoyed by materials processing bookings

Laser firm reports higher sales but a slowdown in orders.

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