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22 Nov 11
Chinese PV firms rack up Q3 losses

Five of the world's largest producers of PV cells and modules posted a combined operating loss of nearly $200M in the latest financial quarter.

22 Nov 11
iSuppli sees China targeting AMOLED market

As Europe sinks money into organic electronics research, multiple Chinese companies are investing heavily in both development and mass production.

21 Nov 11
Argonaut Ventures leads $10M TeraDiode funding

High-power direct diode laser firm spun out of MIT gets more backing towards commercialization of its technology.

18 Nov 11
Carl Zeiss launches combined microscopy division

Optics powerhouse joins MicroImaging and Nanotechnology Systems units to form 2500-strong business group.

16 Nov 11
Soitec sets up Fresnel lens JV with Reflexite

Agreement with optics firm follows approval for five large-scale concentrated photovoltaics projects in southern California.

15 Nov 11
e2v profits grow while sensors probe ozone layer

The UK-headquartered maker of imaging sensors confirms a strong half-year, as more of its high-end devices are launched on a NASA satellite.

14 Nov 11
Q-Cells feels pressure as bond deadline looms

The solar cell and module maker's CEO is grilled by investors and shares crash 30% after its CFO resigns at a critical juncture.

14 Nov 11
Hamamatsu Photonics reports sharp profit growth

Japanese maker of photonic components and systems shows a 19% profit increase in its latest fiscal year.

11 Nov 11
GSI to shut twelve sites in efficiency drive

Fresh from a major refinancing, the diversified photonics firm will close five production facilities and seven other sites over the next year.

10 Nov 11
Jenoptik lifts sales and profit forecast

Better-than-expected exports and strong demand from the semiconductor and automotive industries forecast to boost profit by 10%.

07 Nov 11
Cautious Rofin details fiber laser strategy

Company aims to double sales and reduce manufacturing costs through integration of new pump diodes and a higher-power laser engine.

04 Nov 11
First Solar shifts strategic emphasis to new markets

Company postpones build-out of new manufacturing facility in Vietnam and looks to move beyond subsidized markets.

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