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13 Jun 13
Market for fiber optics sensors to hit $4bn by 2017

Continuous distributed and point fiber optics sensors increasingly deployed to replace conventional gauges.

12 Jun 13
First Solar looking to raise $450M in public offering of stock (updated)

Share price has quadrupled in value over past year.

10 Jun 13
Oclaro chief Couder steps down

Early retirement sees former JDSU chief operating officer take over as the photonic component firm’s new CEO.

07 Jun 13
Biolase denies CEO departure rumors

Dental laser firm says 'absolutely no truth' to resignation stories.

06 Jun 13
Trumpf completes Alpine expansion

Center to develop and produce laser marking systems in Grüsch built at cost of €13.7M.

05 Jun 13
Demand for LEDs in biomed systems to grow fivefold by 2019

Biophotonic and medical devices forecast says sector value will hit $325m by 2019.

05 Jun 13
EU’s solar tariffs throw ball into China’s court

European trade commissioner defends action as “not protectionism”.

05 Jun 13
Intel splashes $1.5m into Cork's Tyndall National Institute

Three year project to investigate next-gen materials, devices and photonics technologies.

04 Jun 13
Mellanox deal to buy IPtronics increases focus on optical interconnects

Venture-backed Danish company is set to join silicon photonics specialist Kotura under Mellanox's wing.

03 Jun 13
Printed optics firm raises venture cash

Dutch and US investors support R&D and sales ramp at Luxexcel.

31 May 13
OmniVision shipped 885 million image sensors in fiscal 2013

Record year for sales and unit shipments, but earnings slide at the imaging sensor firm.

30 May 13
Debt to fuel another Bausch & Lomb buyout

Valeant Pharmaceuticals will buy the ophthalmology giant for $8.7 billion, thanks to massive Goldman Sachs loan.

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