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18 Mar 13
Optics Balzers to expand Jena site

After three years of solid growth in Jena, the firm invests in a new coating and cleaning facility.

14 Mar 13
IPG speeds UV laser development with Mobius acquisition

Fiber laser leader expands technology portfolio with buy-out of the Silicon Valley firm.

13 Mar 13
Laser sales up at GSI Group

Thanks to growing demand for both CO2 and fiber lasers, the US company reports a 6% rise in laser sales in the latest quarter.

13 Mar 13
Solar PV demand to hit 31GW in 2013 - analyst

Another year of single-digit growth says NPD Solarbuzz; China, Japan, India to account for 36% of global demand.

12 Mar 13
Suntech blames import tariffs as it shuts US panel factory

Escalating costs made worse by US import tariffs on solar cells sees 43 jobs lost in Arizona.

12 Mar 13
Finisar chairman plays down silicon photonics 'threat'

Jerry Rawls suggests that threat of the emerging technology has been exaggerated.

08 Mar 13
Inrad Optics cuts workforce by 9%

Layoffs and cuts to working hours in Northvale and Sarasota expected save company more than $650,000 annually.

08 Mar 13
Trumpf opens new solid-state laser development center

€13.5 million investment in Schramberg-Sulen site brings development activity under a single roof.

06 Mar 13
Row erupts between Suntech execs

Zhengrong Shi, founder of the PV giant facing huge bond repayment deadline, blasts move to oust him as “unlawful”.

28 Feb 13
Universal Display rides higher on hopes of OLED TV ramp

Organic LED materials specialist reports 'best ever' financial year, and is excited by investments at LG and Samsung.

27 Feb 13
Winners and losers emerge in Europe's optical fiber race

Russia sees a dramatic 42% increase in FTTH subscriptions, Europe reports “steady” 15% growth, where Lithuania and Sweden lead the way.

27 Feb 13
Analysts acknowledge global PV power slowdown

Solar PV capacity passes 100GW as demand slows to 30GW. But its future is positive, say two new market reports.

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