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15 Feb 11
Northrop makes 90 involuntary lay-offs in Florida

In all, the defense contractor is eliminating 150 positions, 14% of the workforce, at its Laser Systems facility in Apopka.

11 Feb 11
FLIR hampered by US budget delays

But the thermal imaging company still racked up record financial results and is set to issue its first ever shareholder dividend.

10 Feb 11
Zygo upbeat after strong metrology sales

Optical systems company is benefiting from recent addition of the ASML Optics division, now part of its 'extreme precision optics' division.

09 Feb 11
Cymer doubled extreme UV resources in 2010

San Diego company indicates robust semiconductor market, with chip makers said to be increasing capital expenditure plans for 2011.

08 Feb 11
Order boom puts Jenoptik on a strong footing

Reduced debt and better cost structures add up to sustainable growth in 2011, says the German optics giant.

08 Feb 11
Lumileds aims for complete 6-inch switch

In a move that should cut the cost of producing lighting-class LEDs, the top-tier manufacturer is migrating to larger wafers during 2011.

08 Feb 11
NeoPhotonics makes quick gains after $82.5M IPO

The photonic integrated circuit (PIC) manufacturer sees its stock make major gains in its first few days as a public company.

07 Feb 11
Vendor survey shows real recovery in full swing

Strengthening demand and a surge of positive feeling from Photonics West convinces vendors that 2011 will be a good year, finds Longbow.

04 Feb 11
JDSU and Opnext jump on record revenues

Shares in the two optical component makers rise sharply on strong demand for high-speed optical communications equipment.

04 Feb 11
Rofin: laser market remaining strong in 2011

Leading industrial laser vendor Rofin-Sinar sees a softening of the semiconductor market from its 2010 high, but solid demand overall.

03 Feb 11
Newport in the money after record year

Catching the positive mood, the home of Spectra-Physics lasers announces records in both its annual revenues and orders.

01 Feb 11
Booming DALSA set for new era

With its acquisition by Teledyne set for a shareholder vote next month, the Canadian imaging specialist reports a 30% rise in annual sales.

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