Commercial lasers division registers 20% year-on-year uptick in sales; expects network spending increase in the spring.
But the Germany-headquartered optics firm expects sales to rise only 5% in 2013 due to adverse economic conditions.
Buy-out of ophthalmic laser firm worth up to €450 million was initiated in September 2011.
IHS iSuppli is expecting 35GW of PV installations this year – an increase on 2012 but a marked slowdown in growth rate.
Laser giant has high hopes for ultrafast sources in glass cutting and cataract surgery, and expects the microelectronics sector to bounce back.
Ophthalmology equipment specialist boosted by strong demand for its new 532nm MicroPulse system.
Net income up nearly 30% compared with same period last year.
Share price down nearly 10% after the Pittsburgh-headquartered optics firm reports second fiscal quarter.
Optimistic sector forecast for 2013 published.
However, manufacturers will mostly remain in the lab, says Lux Research.
Norwegian developer of wafer-level autofocus technology expects growth in mobile phone and other markets.
Lithography firm expecting to post EUV tool sales of around €700 million this year.