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06 Nov 10
Confident Rofin forecasts strong 2011

Significant improvement in the macroeconomic environment and an expanding fiber laser portfolio prompts prediction of a 23% increase in sales next year.

05 Nov 10
Rubicon benefits from LED substrate squeeze

Supplier of sapphire substrates sees average selling price jump 30% sequentially as LED manufacturers ramp capacity.

05 Nov 10
Coherent CEO talks up orders “gold rush”

Laser giant Coherent expects its financial performance to remain strong throughout 2011 as it begins to capitalise on the flat-panel display opportunity.

01 Nov 10
IPG to step up fiber laser capacity

With growing market penetration in cutting and deep-engraving applications, IPG Photonics moves to increase its manufacturing capacity.

01 Nov 10
Taiwan investors push Solarion to mass production

Following a EUR60 million investment, the developer of CIGS solar cells plans to build a facility with 180 MW annual production capacity.

01 Nov 10
Rocky Mountain exits bankruptcy, settles ITAR case

Optics company Rocky Mountain Instrument to repay all creditors following Chapter 11 reorganization, final settlement of ITAR violation.

29 Oct 10
DALSA lifted by MEMS shipments boost

DALSA reports continued strong demand in its digital imaging business and a return to profitability in its semiconductor division during Q3.

29 Oct 10
First Solar sees US PV market doubling in 2011

Leading supplier of solar modules has just completed the largest PV facility in the world, and will shortly embark on some much larger projects.

28 Oct 10
Oclaro stock hammered as outlook disappoints

The optoelectronic component maker crashes 40% in value as investors are spooked by cautious guidance for the forthcoming quarter.

28 Oct 10
Zygo pounces for ASML Optics acquisition

Optical metrology and precision optics vendor Zygo set to purchase ASML's highly regarded Richmond, California, operation for up to $10M.

28 Oct 10
Newport: all target markets looking strong

As quarterly revenues reach an all-time high and orders continue to grow, shares in the diversified optics and laser vendor reach a three-year high.

28 Oct 10
Fiber lasers and cleantech lead recovery

Sustained demand gives laser vendors tentative optimism going into 2011, but political support for clean technologies is key, says Longbow Research.

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