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31 Jan 13
JDSU boosted by laser demand

Commercial lasers division registers 20% year-on-year uptick in sales; expects network spending increase in the spring.

30 Jan 13
Jenoptik targets €800M turnover by 2017

But the Germany-headquartered optics firm expects sales to rise only 5% in 2013 due to adverse economic conditions.

29 Jan 13
Bausch+Lomb closes Technolas deal

Buy-out of ophthalmic laser firm worth up to €450 million was initiated in September 2011.

28 Jan 13
Analyst: PV shipments to rise this year as revenues slide

IHS iSuppli is expecting 35GW of PV installations this year – an increase on 2012 but a marked slowdown in growth rate.

25 Jan 13
Coherent cheers market with positive outlook

Laser giant has high hopes for ultrafast sources in glass cutting and cataract surgery, and expects the microelectronics sector to bounce back.

24 Jan 13
Iridex beats guidance thanks to uptick in laser sales

Ophthalmology equipment specialist boosted by strong demand for its new 532nm MicroPulse system.

23 Jan 13
Cree surges on improving profits

Net income up nearly 30% compared with same period last year.

23 Jan 13
II-VI drops on cautious outlook

Share price down nearly 10% after the Pittsburgh-headquartered optics firm reports second fiscal quarter.

22 Jan 13
Cutting LED packaging cost drives new designs

Optimistic sector forecast for 2013 published.

22 Jan 13
Graphene sales growing at 40%, to pass $125m by 2020

However, manufacturers will mostly remain in the lab, says Lux Research.

21 Jan 13
poLight names Keith Cornell as chairman

Norwegian developer of wafer-level autofocus technology expects growth in mobile phone and other markets.

20 Jan 13
ASML expects slow start to 2013

Lithography firm expecting to post EUV tool sales of around €700 million this year.

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