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12 Nov 13
Andor surges on potential £166M takeover bid

News that the UK technology firm Oxford Instruments is aiming to buy out Andor sends stock up 25%.

08 Nov 13
Oclaro restructure to cost at least $20M

Latest streamlining of the slimmed-down photonics company has already seen cuts in Israel.

07 Nov 13
Rofin slips on slow Chinese demand

Annual sales rise 4% on last year, but a slowdown in orders knocks Rofin's stock price.

06 Nov 13
Erchonia expands into Europe with new UK subsidiary

Medical laser treatment development company opens new facility in London.

06 Nov 13
Ametek acquires 3D scan specialist Creaform

US engineering giant splashes $120m on Canadian developer of innovative portable 3D measurement systems.

06 Nov 13
Apple's alchemy turns sapphire into US manufacturing jobs

Market for sapphire is booming as smart phones adopt the scratch-proof gemstone.

06 Nov 13
GSI swings to profit as sales of laser scanners climb

'Lightning II' scanners selling strongly but GSI scales back its ambitions in the fiber laser sector.

05 Nov 13
Sofradir switches HQ to Palaiseau

Infrared detector manufacturer shifts headquarters from Chatenay-Malabry to Palaiseau*.

04 Nov 13
Electro Scientific falls on glass delays

Supplier of laser microfabrication systems sees 18 per cent wiped off its stock price as demand lull continues.

01 Nov 13
IPG Photonics sees gains from additive manufacturing boom

Sales of high-power fiber lasers up strongly as firm reports customer interest in applications from 3D manufacturing to Arctic ice-breaking.

01 Nov 13
First Solar rockets on efficiency drive

Maker of thin-film CdTe solar panels sees stock rise sharply on new bookings and technological progress.

31 Oct 13
Newport bounces on semiconductor optimism

Stock rises as the photonics company recovers from early-2013 woes.

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