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25 Feb 13
Edinburgh Instruments sold to Hong Kong-based Techcomp

Analytical instrumentation group buys majority shareholding in the UK-based maker of lasers, spectrometers and sensors.

21 Feb 13
Slack LED market weighs on sapphire maker Rubicon

Provider of large-diameter sapphire wafers expects revenues to drop by more than half in first quarter of 2013.

21 Feb 13
“Right-sized” Newport hopeful of second-half recovery

Californian firm re-organizes business around lasers, optics and photonics; writes down Ophir acquisition loss.

15 Feb 13
IPG slips on latest results

Sales of fiber lasers grew sharply once again, but hard-to-please analysts had been expecting more.

14 Feb 13
Asia investment keeps Carl Zeiss Meditec on track

Revenues were up 4% in first quarter, despite weak US demand and a slump in sales of ophthalmic systems as the firm introduced a new OCT model.

13 Feb 13
Electro Scientific targets glass

Sharp drop in sales and orders, but CEO Nick Konidaris sees major opportunity in laser machining of Corning’s new “Concore” glass for smart phones.

11 Feb 13
Rofin boosted by Chinese solar

Industrial laser firm posts solid increase in sales, but delays roll-out of new 200W pump modules for its high-power fiber lasers.

06 Feb 13
‘Incredible’ laser market poised for slower growth this year; stronger 2014

Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar hears cautious but positive forecasts.

04 Feb 13
Toptica snaps up diode maker eagleyard

The German laser firms, both specialists in laser diode technology, take their long-standing collaboration a step further.

31 Jan 13
Ultratech finishes 2012 on a high

Lithography and laser annealing equipment firm expects to carry on bucking the semiconductor market trend with continued growth in 2013.

31 Jan 13
SCANLAB targets laser welding with Blackbird acquisition

Auto manufacturers looking to use remote laser welding processes could benefit from merger of the two scanning specialists.

31 Jan 13
JDSU boosted by laser demand

Commercial lasers division registers 20% year-on-year uptick in sales; expects network spending increase in the spring.

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