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07 Jan 11
Solar in 2011: is Italy the new Germany?

Following cuts to photovoltiaic feed-in tariffs across Europe, it is Italy that looks to have some of the most attractive investment conditions.

05 Jan 11
LumaSense expands with infrared acquisition

Camera and sensor company buys L-3 Communications subsidiary InfraredVision Technology Corp.

30 Dec 10
Setback for IPG in fiber laser court battle

Judge decides to adopt IMRA's "mode converter" definition, after IPG sought to re-define some key terms in the pair's litigation fight.

22 Dec 10
DALSA sold to Teledyne for CAD$341M

The Canadian digital imaging and MEMS specialist is set to become Teledyne DALSA after being acquired by the engineering giant.

21 Dec 10
Optimized optics to cause LED supply glut

Advances in device efficacy and improved lightguides means that far fewer LEDs are now required to illuminate TV backlight panels.

20 Dec 10
Gooch & Housego gets active with EM4 deal

With its share price close to an all-time high, the UK-based optics company is raising cash to acquire fiber-optic component vendor EM4.

16 Dec 10
First Solar bullish on 2011 utility scale-up

Transitioning markets and a sharp increase in the number of large-scale projects will see the CdTe solar panel maker ship 2GW next year.

15 Dec 10
Smart window developer lands $30M equity deal

Soladigm, which is working on electrochromic windows to improve energy efficiency in buildings, agrees Series C venture finance.

14 Dec 10
SemiLEDs' stock rises on Nasdaq debut

LED manufacturer raises $79 million from initial public offering; shares jump 50% in first trading session.

13 Dec 10
Solarbuzz raises 2010 PV market forecast

Fourth-quarter demand puts solar industry on course for its best-ever year, as the consulting firm increases its demand estimate by more than 1GW.

09 Dec 10
3S Photonics to continue expansionist policy

The French manufacturer of laser chips and other optoelectronic components is expecting a 10% increase in sales revenues next year.

07 Dec 10
Carl Zeiss CEO hails "best ever" year

With revenues up 42% on 2009 and an even stronger ramp in orders, the diverse German photonics group has a new chief and is in buoyant mood.

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