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13 Jan 11
IPG calls IMRA infringement case "incompetent"

War of words heats up in the battle for fiber laser supremacy, as a settlement conference is scheduled for January 27.

13 Jan 11
Weak outlook hits SemiLEDs stock hard

Despite a profitable first quarter as a public company, a weak outlook knocks $250M off SemiLEDS' market capitalization.

12 Jan 11
Kopin acquires Forth Dimension Displays

Massachusetts company buys Scottish producer of ferroelectric reflective microdisplays, complementing its existing line of transmissive products.

11 Jan 11
Emcore wins $10M solar contract with NASA

Albuquerque-based cell manufacturer to deliver 32 solar panels to power four NASA spacecraft in a mission to investigate "space weather".

11 Jan 11
Luxtera sells optical cable business to Molex

Pioneering silicon photonics company will now focus on chip development, as Molex acquires its active cable and transceiver product lines.

07 Jan 11
Solar in 2011: is Italy the new Germany?

Following cuts to photovoltiaic feed-in tariffs across Europe, it is Italy that looks to have some of the most attractive investment conditions.

05 Jan 11
LumaSense expands with infrared acquisition

Camera and sensor company buys L-3 Communications subsidiary InfraredVision Technology Corp.

30 Dec 10
Setback for IPG in fiber laser court battle

Judge decides to adopt IMRA's "mode converter" definition, after IPG sought to re-define some key terms in the pair's litigation fight.

22 Dec 10
DALSA sold to Teledyne for CAD$341M

The Canadian digital imaging and MEMS specialist is set to become Teledyne DALSA after being acquired by the engineering giant.

21 Dec 10
Optimized optics to cause LED supply glut

Advances in device efficacy and improved lightguides means that far fewer LEDs are now required to illuminate TV backlight panels.

20 Dec 10
Gooch & Housego gets active with EM4 deal

With its share price close to an all-time high, the UK-based optics company is raising cash to acquire fiber-optic component vendor EM4.

16 Dec 10
First Solar bullish on 2011 utility scale-up

Transitioning markets and a sharp increase in the number of large-scale projects will see the CdTe solar panel maker ship 2GW next year.

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