As LEDs increasingly find use in general lighting, Andy Extance tracks a dramatic increase in deployments of the tools used to manufacture the chips.
French materials giant sees early-stage potential in University of Cambridge spin-out called Eight19.
Handheld sports rangefinders and laser cinema fuel a 35% growth at Modulight during the first half of 2010.
Analysts at Strategies Unlimited say defense and medical applications will drive rapid growth of the mid-IR laser market through 2014.
Following its recent exit from bankruptcy, the GSI Group of companies also announces strong bookings and backlog.
PicoQuant and Laser Components form a strategic alliance to commercialize two types of product.
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.
Infrared imaging giant begins cash tender offer to purchase ICx Technologies for $274M.
Chairman Jerry Rawls says that the optoelectronic component and module maker has reached its targeted financial model earlier than expected.
Analysts at Lux Research identify the best IPO prospects in solar for the coming year, and the companies that are most likely to fail.
ProPhotonix, formerly StockerYale, hopes to raise up to £10 million via its imminent listing on London's AIM market.
Costly manufacturing has held back the roll-out of OLED TVs and constrained supply for handset displays, discovers Andy Extance.