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11 Aug 10
LED lighting revolution on track at Cree

Leading chip developer reports that sales of LED lighting components have doubled in the past year.

10 Aug 10
Medical laser firms seek consolidation activity

Ophthalmology and aesthetic laser specialist Iridex is looking at ways to consolidate the fragmented market, as are rivals Cynosure and Cutera.

06 Aug 10
Rofin places increasing importance on Asia

Rofin-Sinar sees its net sales rise 44% year-on-year with strong demand from Asia playing a key role.

05 Aug 10
Huge sapphire order signals LED ramp

Major LED producer places $71 million order for 6-inch wafers with substrate manufacturer Rubicon.

05 Aug 10
IPG Photonics shrugs off competitive threat

Leading fiber laser vendor announces record-breaking revenues thanks to booming demand from materials processing applications.

30 Jul 10
First Solar pushes PV costs down to $0.76/W

World's leading supplier of thin-film photovoltaics now has an order backlog of 2.2GW that stretches out to 2015.

30 Jul 10
Coherent reports record-breaking quarter

Quarterly operating income reaches its highest ever level as Coherent discusses its "outstanding" financial results.

29 Jul 10
Cautious optimism rules as good news returns

Longbow Research sees causes for concern, but expects the photonics market to outperform GDP in the long term.

29 Jul 10
Buoyant Newport raises 2010 sales guidance

Continued strength in microelectronics, life science and industrial markets points to full-year sales in the region of $465 million.

27 Jul 10
FLIR flying high as revenues climb 19%

Sharp increases in both revenues and net profit as the infrared imaging specialist captures pictures of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

27 Jul 10
OPEL closes $7.5 M private financing

Canadian specialist in high-concentration photovoltaics will use proceeds to buy key components for upcoming projects.

26 Jul 10
Restructured GSI Group exits Chapter 11

Eight months after filing for bankruptcy protection, the GSI group of companies specializing in photonics technologies emerges with debts reduced by more than $100 million.

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