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19 Feb 19
Optoscribe targets data centers with Sumitomo Electric

Strategic cooperation on fiber components signed by Heriot-Watt University spin-out and Japanese optical fiber giant.

18 Feb 19
Cognex impresses with another record year

Sales at machine vision firm up again, but dip in demand from consumer electronics sector and China dampens rate of growth.

14 Feb 19
IPG Photonics Q4, 2018 sales slide

Nine per cent fall to $330m in line with guidance; China sales tank, Europe down, but US demand boosted.

14 Feb 19
Jenoptik growing with ‘record’ 2018 revenue of €834m

Order intake worth €874 m also at record high; firm says outlook is for “further growth in 2019”.

14 Feb 19
EOS grows with acquisition of Vulcan Labs

AM addition to deliver custom solutions, support R&D and help commercialize EOS 3D platforms.

13 Feb 19
Osram sales impacted by market weakness

Sales drop due to market conditions and political uncertainties hitting business development; Board taking measures to secure revenues.

06 Feb 19
Lumentum looks beyond current slowdown in 3D sensing

Drop in orders affects results, but long-term market for products remains "tremendous opportunity."

05 Feb 19
ON Semiconductor expects strong future in automotive sector

Market for driver-assistance sensors still accelerating despite macroeconomic concerns.

04 Feb 19
II-VI sees revenues rise as Finisar acquisition proceeds

Shareholders now persuaded of the benefits of Finisar deal, says the company.

31 Jan 19
MKS weathers semiconductor headwinds while laser revenues rise

Imminent acquisition of ESI expected to boost future micromachining sales

30 Jan 19
China slowdown weighs on Coherent outlook

Tariffs, debt and waning consumer confidence reduces visibility in key materials processing market.

29 Jan 19
Lumibird hits €100M milestone

Paris-listed laser maker now targeting €150M turnover by 2021, alongside increased profitability.

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