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31 Aug 10
Major changes at Biolase as CEO departs

Interim CEO and major shareholder Federico Pignatelli says new business strategy will restore value of the world's leading dental laser company.

26 Aug 10
JDSU expands into solar and gaming markets

The diversified optical technologies company is expanding production of components used in new "gesture recognition" games consoles.

25 Aug 10
Fiber battle delayed as IMRA vs IPG is adjourned

The long-running patent dispute brought by IMRA America against market-leading fiber laser vendor IPG Photonics had been due to start on August 24.

25 Aug 10
Emcore, Biolase get Nasdaq warning letters

The two US companies are told that they are not complying with the stock market's regulations.

24 Aug 10
Pocket projectors: now showing major growth

With over 100 pocket-sized projectors now available, Andy Extance sizes up a growing market opportunity for optical component suppliers.

20 Aug 10
Fusion optics order boosts Zygo backlog

Metrology, electro-optical systems and components vendor reports its first profit in seven quarters.

19 Aug 10
Laser projector firm signs $60M equity deal

Microvision agrees flexible facility to assist commercialization of pico projector displays.

18 Aug 10
Jenoptik picks up German feel-good factor

As the German economy grows at a record rate, one of the country's key optics companies reports a sharp rise in orders.

17 Aug 10
Veeco sale signals greater focus on cleantech

The booming markets for solar energy, LED backlights and solid-state lighting sees Veeco exit optical metrology.

17 Aug 10
Emcore delays report amid turbulent quarter

Despite a difficult and tragic quarter, Emcore is making good progress with its solar business and is riding an upturn in fiber-optics.

12 Aug 10
Expanding SemiLEDs files for $172.5M IPO

US company with facilities in Asia is raising capital to fund further expansion as the LED market takes off.

12 Aug 10
Avago bails out of follow-up share offering

Citing "adverse market conditions", the technology company does a sudden about-turn on plans to raise around $600M on the stock market.

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