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17 Jun 11
Chinese consortium targets European solar market

Trio of public Chinese companies form a new photovoltaics-focused investment consortium with access to a $10 billion credit facility.

16 Jun 11
Expanding II-VI sees 10-15% growth next year

The infrared optics company remains optimistic about future business, despite worries over US military spending.

15 Jun 11
Latest Lockheed layoffs hit middle managers

Cull of 1200 staff in company's Space Systems division to be felt at site that built the solar wings that power the International Space Station.

13 Jun 11
IDEX completes $400M CVI Melles deal

Industrial equipment company is aiming to build a $500 million photonics business, amid a desire for consolidation among the major players.

13 Jun 11
Samsung LED counter-sues Osram

Korean manufacturer responds to Osram's US patent infringement lawsuit with a request for an injunction and damages.

09 Jun 11
Record orders as Gooch & Housego profit doubles

UK-headquartered firm reports surging demand from all commercial sectors as it posts strong half-yearly results.

07 Jun 11
Andor raises growth expectations

Manufacturer of high-performance cameras reports a 42% increase in revenue, and is further boosted by a record order for its 'Neo' product in DNA sequencing equipment.

06 Jun 11
Osram sues Samsung and LG over LED patents

German LED manufacturer takes on the Korean electronics giants over technology including the phosphor conversion of blue light into white.

06 Jun 11
e2v beats sales and profit targets

The UK-based manufacturer of imaging sensors used in aerospace and defense applications reports a 14% sales increase.

01 Jun 11
Rofin buys fiber laser production space in Finland

Industrial laser systems company aims to ramp fiber laser production close to its Corelase subsidiary in Tampere.

01 Jun 11
Analyst: PV price declines to stimulate 2011 surge

History repeats itself as the German market responds to price declines, but European installations will fall this year anyway.

26 May 11
LASER 2011: systems market to hit record volumes

With double-digit growth this year, the global market for laser materials processing systems is set to reach a new high.

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