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10 Apr 13
First Solar targets Japanese rooftops with TetraSun acquisition

Silicon Valley start-up’s technology combines high efficiency with low cost; set to go into production next year.

09 Apr 13
Plessey plans silicon-based LED ramp

UK firm lands government support for dramatic capacity expansion, with roadmap targeting lighting-quality devices.

03 Apr 13
Sales up again at Zeiss Meditec

Business grows overall, but ophthalmic systems division is running below levels seen last year.

02 Apr 13
QD Vision lands venture backing

Latest round of finance includes funds from the CIA division In-Q-Tel, and will be used to ramp production of quantum-dot devices.

02 Apr 13
Alfalight goes fabless to focus on defense

Aluminum-free laser diode specialist sells manufacturing assets to laser microprojector developer Compound Photonics.

28 Mar 13
Silicon photonics in vogue at comms expo

Imec and Kotura reveal new silicon photonics technical developments and business partnerships at OFC/NFOEC 2013.

27 Mar 13
Bausch + Lomb files for public offering

But money raised will be used mainly to repay a new loan rather than invested in the ophthalmology business.

27 Mar 13
DirectPhotonics wins first order for 2kW direct diode laser

OEM sales approach combined with laser’s technical specification seals the deal.

27 Mar 13
Elbit to make green laser for cinema

US subsidiary of Israeli defense giant teams up with Laser Light Engines.

26 Mar 13
Jenoptik maintains 2013 growth outlook

German optoelectronics firm re-iterates 5% forecast for overall revenue growth, with expectations of a “slight rise” in laser and optics sales.

22 Mar 13
Tessera cuts losses, shuts China fab

DigitalOptics subsidiary to stop making lenses for camera modules and focus efforts on MEMS technology development.

21 Mar 13
Solar Press sets up OPV module production deal

UK firm says that agreement with printer Kroenert will lead to low-cost, flexible solar power.

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