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15 Jul 13
Abbott buys laser cataract specialist OptiMedica for $400M

Medical Optics division gains high-precision, OCT-guided 'Catalys' system.

11 Jul 13
SemiLEDs suffers as sales shrink

LED chip and component maker loses a fifth of its value as losses mount up.

09 Jul 13
Osram shares soar on second day of trading

Stock price up nearly 20% following flotation of the lighting company on German stock exchanges.

03 Jul 13
Cambridge Graphene Centre partners with Plastic Logic

New research programme to push graphene into LCDs, OLEDs, transistors and plastic electronics.

01 Jul 13
Analyst: PV to provide 2% of global electricity supply by 2018

Widespread geographical diversification of PV installations will quadruple supply in five years, says Lux Research.

27 Jun 13
Swedish Energy Agency lends Sol Voltaics $6M

Conditional loan for nanowire development is one of the largest ever issued by the agency to a commercial enterprise.

27 Jun 13
Global industrial machine vision sales to hit $2bn by 2018

Analyst Yole Développement publishes new MV technology and market forecast, identifying nine key market types.

25 Jun 13
GaN LEDs set to top 100 billion units

Shipments of the blue-emitting chips will reach new milestone this year, reports analyst company IHS.

21 Jun 13
UK spin-out adapts Mars spectrometer for terrestrial use

KEIT, a spin-out from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, is targeting industrial applications.

19 Jun 13
FLIR lands $43M US Navy contract

System integrates infrared imager with laser rangefinder.

19 Jun 13
Corning leads $62M investment in 'smart' glass maker View

Series E round will support further development of architectural glass that responds to its environment.

18 Jun 13
Andor cuts forecast on weak OEM sales

Share price of UK-based maker of high-performance scientific cameras slumps 20%.

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