As the German economy grows at a record rate, one of the country's key optics companies reports a sharp rise in orders.
The booming markets for solar energy, LED backlights and solid-state lighting sees Veeco exit optical metrology.
Despite a difficult and tragic quarter, Emcore is making good progress with its solar business and is riding an upturn in fiber-optics.
US company with facilities in Asia is raising capital to fund further expansion as the LED market takes off.
Citing "adverse market conditions", the technology company does a sudden about-turn on plans to raise around $600M on the stock market.
Leading chip developer reports that sales of LED lighting components have doubled in the past year.
Ophthalmology and aesthetic laser specialist Iridex is looking at ways to consolidate the fragmented market, as are rivals Cynosure and Cutera.
Rofin-Sinar sees its net sales rise 44% year-on-year with strong demand from Asia playing a key role.
Major LED producer places $71 million order for 6-inch wafers with substrate manufacturer Rubicon.
Leading fiber laser vendor announces record-breaking revenues thanks to booming demand from materials processing applications.
World's leading supplier of thin-film photovoltaics now has an order backlog of 2.2GW that stretches out to 2015.
Quarterly operating income reaches its highest ever level as Coherent discusses its "outstanding" financial results.