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23 Sep 10
Arming the solid-state lighting revolution

As LEDs increasingly find use in general lighting, Andy Extance tracks a dramatic increase in deployments of the tools used to manufacture the chips.

21 Sep 10
Rhodia backs UK organic PV start-up

French materials giant sees early-stage potential in University of Cambridge spin-out called Eight19.

17 Sep 10
New markets inspire growth at Modulight

Handheld sports rangefinders and laser cinema fuel a 35% growth at Modulight during the first half of 2010.

15 Sep 10
Mid-IR emitters tipped for rapid market growth

Analysts at Strategies Unlimited say defense and medical applications will drive rapid growth of the mid-IR laser market through 2014.

09 Sep 10
'Re-energized' GSI begins new CEO search

Following its recent exit from bankruptcy, the GSI Group of companies also announces strong bookings and backlog.

09 Sep 10
German firms collaborate on photon counters

PicoQuant and Laser Components form a strategic alliance to commercialize two types of product.

07 Sep 10
JA Solar says it is world's largest cell firm

With current capacity of 1.4GW per year, the Shanghai-based manufacturer of crystalline silicon cells says that it is the largest "pure play" cell company in the world.

03 Sep 10
FLIR moves to acquire sensor company ICx

Infrared imaging giant begins cash tender offer to purchase ICx Technologies for $274M.

03 Sep 10
Finisar beats schedule with best-ever quarter

Chairman Jerry Rawls says that the optoelectronic component and module maker has reached its targeted financial model earlier than expected.

03 Sep 10
Solar shake-out to trigger CIGS casualties

Analysts at Lux Research identify the best IPO prospects in solar for the coming year, and the companies that are most likely to fail.

01 Sep 10
London listing to fund ProPhotonix expansion

ProPhotonix, formerly StockerYale, hopes to raise up to £10 million via its imminent listing on London's AIM market.

01 Sep 10
Production challenges slow OLED market growth

Costly manufacturing has held back the roll-out of OLED TVs and constrained supply for handset displays, discovers Andy Extance.

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