Lithography and laser annealing system supplier anticipates rapid growth in sales of its stepper tool to LED manufacturers next year.
Acquisitions and strong US demand push revenues up, but concerns remain over future military spending patterns.
The German company returns wages to pre-crisis levels and predicts that the market for laser materials processing systems will grow 25% in 2010.
The two European companies are expanding a co-operation agreement focused on 3D surface metrology systems.
The LED manufacturer has once again posted record revenue figures, but expects them to level off in the coming quarter.
More powerful focusing optics doubles concentration ratio from 500x to 1000x for commercial rooftop installations, reducing the cost of solar electricity.
Cell manufacturing capacity added during the third quarter of 2010 broke all previous records, with more to come as further expansions are announced.
Strong results from the semiconductor and lithography giants suggest sustained demand – for now.
With orders on the rise in nearly all of its markets, the leading supplier of laser material processing systems is in positive mood.
The photonics group finally releases its annual report for 2009, which details the turmoil caused by its acquisition of Excel and the global downturn.
Software giant's buy-out of Optical Research Associates is the latest in a string of deals to highlight emerging themes in the photonics sector.
World's leading advanced semiconductor wafer foundry sees growing opportunity in infrared imaging; raises cash to fund acquisition, debt reduction and capacity expansion.