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03 Dec 13
Analyst: solar electricity competitive with natural gas by 2025

Lux Research expects hybrid gas/solar technologies to mitigate intermittency of the renewable resource.

02 Dec 13
Andor rebuffs 'disappointing' Oxford takeover bid

Board of imaging firm recommends increased dividend while it seeks a higher offer.

29 Nov 13
Gooch & Housego expands again with Constelex deal

Acquisition of Greek developer of photonic systems strengthens space and satellite communications activity.

29 Nov 13
Universal Display hooks up with Philips for OLED lighting

Collaboration with German subsidiary to evaluate phosphorescent OLEDs for solid-state lighting.

27 Nov 13
Bioaxial wins €1.9M funding for fluorescence microscopy

French start-up to market super-resolved imaging instruments for life sciences sector in 2014.

26 Nov 13
Pixium raises €15M for retinal implant development

Sofinnova Partners becomes largest investor in French start-up working on systems to restore sight to the blind.

25 Nov 13
UK solar cell maker G24i restarts production

G24i resumes production, research and development of photosynthesis-inspired cells in new premises in South Wales.

25 Nov 13
Compass-EOS closes $42 million funding round

$42m for development of "super-efficient" routers based on novel optical backplane.

22 Nov 13
Soraa to build LED factory in Buffalo

New LED semiconductor fabrication facility will create 375 jobs, says the UCSB spin-out.

18 Nov 13
Slimmed-down Osram swings to profit

Freedom from former parent company Siemens aids the transition to solid-state lighting.

14 Nov 13
Direct Photonics wins further €3.3m investment

German VC DEWB gives cash boost to developer of high brightness direct diode lasers for materials processing.

13 Nov 13
Jenoptik 'absolutely sure' of hitting 2013 financial goals

Metrology segment drives sales growth but orders are down slightly on last year.

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