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18 Aug 11
Cree boosts lighting presence with $525M Ruud deal

Windfall for Ruud family as the chip manufacturer acquires one of the leading exponents of outdoor LED lighting.

18 Aug 11
Orders up at Photonic Products and LightPath

Small-cap optical component vendors see a rise in orders and volumes, although price pressures are impacting sales.

16 Aug 11
Equipment slowdown may stabilize LED prices

Fewer MOCVD reactors will ship in 2011 than previously expected, but that should help with the current oversupply of LED chips.

16 Aug 11
Analyst Lux sees PV revenues flat through 2016

Lux Research says that solid growth in PV installations will be more than offset by price declines for the next five years.

15 Aug 11
Ascent strikes licensing deal with Chinese roofer

Exclusive agreement with distributor and construction company TFG Radiant valued at $450 million plus royalties.

13 Aug 11
A clearer focus for the new GSI

All three business segments of the reconstituted company saw double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter.

12 Aug 11
Q-Cells grapples with ongoing price pressures

The restructuring program already underway is being accelerated, with profitability next year the goal.

12 Aug 11
Uncertainty and unease grow for laser vendors

Nervousness was on the increase even before the US credit downgrade caused chaos, according to Longbow Research.

11 Aug 11
Jenoptik stays on target

Quarterly and half-year sales growth in all product segments keep the company on course in a volatile period.

11 Aug 11
Biolase benefits from new business model

A direct sales and multi-distributor approach helped revenues, with forthcoming products set to continue the process.

10 Aug 11
SunPower margins take a hit

Revenues rise but market conditions in Germany and Italy weigh heavily.

10 Aug 11
Cree sees revenues rise during year of progress

Growth in LED lighting leaves company feeling positive, despite pricing pressures.

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