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02 May 11
II-VI at all-time high on booming guidance

Analyst sees further value in the infrared optics company as military sales grow and industrial applications stay strong.

02 May 11
Newport sees strength in microelectronics market

Key photonics supplier maintains strong order pattern as first-quarter sales beat guidance comfortably.

29 Apr 11
Oil giant Total places giant solar bet

Fossil fuel group invests heavily to buy a majority stake in PV company SunPower, offering shareholders close to a 50% premium.

27 Apr 11
Ultratech sees LED boom approaching

Growth in all areas lifts the company's results, and a new Taiwan technology center will support the LED market.

27 Apr 11
Cymer revenue rises as extreme UV expands

A large order in support of ASML lithography systems positions EUV as a major impetus for future growth.

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.

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