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02 Jan 14
Ascent Solar finalizes China fab deal

Updated $32.5M agreement to finance construction of thin-film PV manufacturing facility in Suqian.

20 Dec 13
Asia-Pacific to dominate 2014 PV demand, says Solarbuzz

Analyst firm tips Thailand to join China, Japan, Australia, and India as the major markets in the region.

18 Dec 13
First Solar passes 4GW mark in Europe

Latest 48MW deal in France pushes firm's installed capacity in the continent past new milestone.

13 Dec 13
Report: silicon to play major role in LED production

IHS predicts rapid transition to GaN-on-silicon LED manufacture for backlighting and some general lighting applications.

12 Dec 13
Horizon 2020 to splash €700 m on photonics research and development

52% boost for EC investment compared to FP7, as photonics and organic electronics projects move center stage.

12 Dec 13
Zeiss inches to new sales record

Giant optics firm reports sales of nearly €4.2 billion in latest fiscal year, but profits shrink.

11 Dec 13
Oxford Instruments, Andor agree £176M cash deal

Higher offer accepted by Andor after the imaging specialist initially spurned Oxford’s advances.

10 Dec 13
China's crowded LED lighting market ripens for consolidation

Analyst predicts $7.4BN market by 2017 and an increased focus on research and development.

09 Dec 13
EOS and 3D Micromac set up micro laser sintering venture

New company called 3D MicroPrint will target applications in the automotive, medical and jewelry industries.

05 Dec 13
Zeiss Meditec hits growth target

Photonics-based medical technology company’s annual revenues top €900 million.

04 Dec 13
Private equity group buys CMOSIS

Belgium-based fabless developer of CMOS image sensors set to sold to equity giant TA Associates.

04 Dec 13
Omnivision sees competition intensify

Developer of image sensors remains subject to volatile end market demand.

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