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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.

11 Aug 10
LED lighting revolution on track at Cree

Leading chip developer reports that sales of LED lighting components have doubled in the past year.

10 Aug 10
Medical laser firms seek consolidation activity

Ophthalmology and aesthetic laser specialist Iridex is looking at ways to consolidate the fragmented market, as are rivals Cynosure and Cutera.

06 Aug 10
Rofin places increasing importance on Asia

Rofin-Sinar sees its net sales rise 44% year-on-year with strong demand from Asia playing a key role.

05 Aug 10
Huge sapphire order signals LED ramp

Major LED producer places $71 million order for 6-inch wafers with substrate manufacturer Rubicon.

05 Aug 10
IPG Photonics shrugs off competitive threat

Leading fiber laser vendor announces record-breaking revenues thanks to booming demand from materials processing applications.

30 Jul 10
First Solar pushes PV costs down to $0.76/W

World's leading supplier of thin-film photovoltaics now has an order backlog of 2.2GW that stretches out to 2015.

30 Jul 10
Coherent reports record-breaking quarter

Quarterly operating income reaches its highest ever level as Coherent discusses its "outstanding" financial results.

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