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26 Apr 11
Laser vendors cheered by growth prospects

Rising confidence is now turning into real numbers as recovery gathers pace, says Longbow Research.

26 Apr 11
Komatsu takes control of Gigaphoton

Buying out Ushio's share of the joint venture removes uncertainty about the partners' competing EUV interests.

20 Apr 11
Profits down as Cree pushes LED expansion

The LED company is hit by weaker chip demand and price declines, but says momentum in LED lighting remains strong.

19 Apr 11
Analyst: organic PV to remain stuck in a niche

Despite a wealth of potential, organic PV will not disrupt crystalline silicon or inorganic thin-films any time soon, says Lux Research.

18 Apr 11
LEDs drive revenue growth at Philips Lighting

Sales of packaged LEDs and solid-state lighting products are growing sharply as the industrial giant looks to consolidate its wider business.

13 Apr 11
ASML: 2011 will be another record year

The lithography giant increases R&D spending as demand from the semiconductor industry remains strong and more EUV tools are shipped.

13 Apr 11
Biolase CEO unbowed by boardroom battles

Despite a year of corporate turmoil, Federico Pignatelli believes that his company will emerge in better shape than ever.

11 Apr 11
National deal to help Texas corner LED driver market

Texas Instruments' cash acquisition of National Semiconductor will give it an even larger share of the fast-growing market for LED driver ICs.

08 Apr 11
LED fab spending tripled in 2010 to $1.8BN

And it doesn't stop there – thanks largely to China, the SEMI industry group is expecting LED fab investment to grow another 40% in 2011.

07 Apr 11
General Electric commits $600M to solar ramp

Global energy giant to inject major funds into CdTe solar development, providing some competition for market leader First Solar.

07 Apr 11
Litho sales drove huge semicon growth in 2010

Capital equipment spending grew 143% last year, with lithography stepper specialist ASML showing the sharpest increase of all.

06 Apr 11
Price war prompts SemiLEDs revenue slump

The manufacturer of novel high-performance LED chips expects sales to shrink further because of what it calls 'aggressive' pricing.

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