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01 Aug 18
Coherent expecting sales to dip in 2019

But the laser company remains confident of a major long-term opportunity in organic LED display production, once competitors to Samsung have refined their manufacturing processes.

31 Jul 18
IPG Photonics orders down on 'macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty'

Fiber laser giant reports another record-breaking quarter but CEO Valentin Gapontsev sounds warning on global trade outlook.

31 Jul 18
Cognex boosted by China's auto makers

Machine vision company posts another solid set of financial results as the technology continues to proliferate.

27 Jul 18
FLIR ticks up as earnings rise

Continued strength in machine vision and elsewhere sees stock price hit all-time high.

26 Jul 18
MKS sees semiconductor 'pause' after posting record quarter

Executive team confident that softening of key market sector will be temporary.

25 Jul 18
Infinera to buy Coriant in $430m deal

Californian firm also reported “strong” Q2 ahead of the deal which is expected to double revenues and strengthen vertical integration.

24 Jul 18
Lumibird confirms €100M sales target as lidar business grows

Strong demand for lidar sensors and new Laser Mégajoule contract help offset weaker medical and industrial laser sales.

20 Jul 18
Camera maker Basler buys up Silicon Software

Acquisition of card and software firm extends Basler's portfolio towards performance segment of computer vision market.

20 Jul 18
LensGen raises $11 million for intraocular lens development

Accommodating IOL technology could transform treatment of presbyopia.

19 Jul 18
Trumpf increases annual sales 15% to €3.6 billion

Orders received rise from €3.4 to €3.8 billion with largest individual markets being Germany, USA and China.

18 Jul 18
ASML accelerates EUV development

Better-than-expected quarterly results and throughput gains prompt additional spending to develop EUV tools more quickly.

18 Jul 18
Stemmer Imaging expands market share in France by acquiring Elvitec

Following February IPO, expansive Stemmer expects French deal to boost revenues by €9 million (earnings by 11%).

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