Windfall for Ruud family as the chip manufacturer acquires one of the leading exponents of outdoor LED lighting.
Small-cap optical component vendors see a rise in orders and volumes, although price pressures are impacting sales.
Fewer MOCVD reactors will ship in 2011 than previously expected, but that should help with the current oversupply of LED chips.
Lux Research says that solid growth in PV installations will be more than offset by price declines for the next five years.
Exclusive agreement with distributor and construction company TFG Radiant valued at $450 million plus royalties.
All three business segments of the reconstituted company saw double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter.
The restructuring program already underway is being accelerated, with profitability next year the goal.
Nervousness was on the increase even before the US credit downgrade caused chaos, according to Longbow Research.
Quarterly and half-year sales growth in all product segments keep the company on course in a volatile period.
A direct sales and multi-distributor approach helped revenues, with forthcoming products set to continue the process.
Revenues rise but market conditions in Germany and Italy weigh heavily.
Growth in LED lighting leaves company feeling positive, despite pricing pressures.