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28 Sep 11
PV overcapacity here to stay, say analysts

As production equipment bookings slump, Solarbuzz says that the industry should brace itself for another challenging year.

27 Sep 11
GT Crystal Systems gets gravity-wave detector order

Optics firm to deliver a large optical sapphire blank to the Large-Scale Cryogenic Gravitational Wave Telescope in Japan early next year.

27 Sep 11
Jenoptik to double diode laser production in Berlin

The German photonics giant says that it will invest €10 million in a state-of-the-art facility.

26 Sep 11
US solar boom puts Solyndra shambles in context

As Solyndra execs stonewall Congress, the Solar Energy Industries Association reports that PV installations in the US will double this year.

21 Sep 11
HelioVolt boosted by $50M Korean equity deal

CIGS solar module manufacturer lands investment from SK Group, one of Korea's largest conglomerates.

19 Sep 11
IMRA extends Jenoptik license as IPG case looms

The German photonics giant signs a 'more expansive' deal with IMRA, allowing Jenoptik to sell fiber lasers into automotive applications.

16 Sep 11
Syneron to pay Palomar $31M in patent settlement

Israel-based Syneron and Palomar settled the case just three weeks before it was due to go before a Massachusetts court.

15 Sep 11
LED makers delay key equipment purchases

Leading MOCVD equipment vendor Aixtron slashes guidance amid increased economic concern.

12 Sep 11
Raytheon quiet on Elcan sell-off rumors

US defense contractor is said by Reuters to be auctioning its optical technologies division.

09 Sep 11
$150M loan finalized for 1366 Technologies

MIT spin-out has developed a streamlined manufacturing process that promises to cut the cost of silicon solar wafer production dramatically.

08 Sep 11
Cut-price LEDs slow 2011 growth to just 1%

Slower-than-expected TV backlight penetration and overcapacity will keep nitride LED market growth to a minimum.

08 Sep 11
poLight moves to scale up tunable lens production

Norwegian start-up specializing in wafer-level optics signs process demonstration agreement with SVTC Technologies.

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