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08 Jul 11
Updated: Newport to acquire Ophir Optronics

Another consolidatory step in the photonics industry, as Newport agrees a $230M cash purchase of the Israeli metrology and instrumentation firm.

08 Jul 11
$18.5M investment for instant-focus lens developer

Norway-based poLight's series B round, led by the Norwegian government's Investinor fund, could be extended by $6M later this year.

07 Jul 11
UK photonics stocks show sharp first-half gains

Survey of publicly listed photonics companies highlights stellar performance by e2v, Renishaw and Andor since the start of the year.

06 Jul 11
US photovoltaic pipeline grows to 17GW – analyst

Large-scale, non-residential PV projects built in the US between now and 2015 will produce as much power as Germany's existing installations.

05 Jul 11
II-VI snaps up Aegis in telecom, fiber laser move

The US company adds to its photonics portfolio with a $52M cash acquisition of Aegis Lightwave and subsidiary AOFR.

04 Jul 11
Photovoltaic module market to grow 5% this year

Industry analysts at Solarbuzz say that shipments in the second quarter of 2011 were far weaker than had been projected.

30 Jun 11
Semprius raises funds to build CPV module facility

Illinois spin-out with backing from Siemens tops up first tranche of series C funding round with additional debt finance.

29 Jun 11
Vibrant Renishaw adds floorspace and optics jobs

With strong growth across the business and Raman applications gaining commercial traction, the UK firm acquires a huge new site.

28 Jun 11
Cynosure grows aesthetic business with $24.5M deal

US medical laser company acquires ConBio subsidiary belonging to the Japanese optics giant HOYA Corporation.

24 Jun 11
Grenoble start-up licenses Siemens' hybrid sensors

Formed just last month, NikkoIA aims to manufacture hybrid organic-inorganic near-infrared detectors for medical and security use.

23 Jun 11
Northrop, Selex open up IR countermeasures alliance

Defense contractors sign memorandum of understanding to "aggressively target" the international market for infrared countermeasures.

20 Jun 11
Siemens buys into CPV with Semprius deal

Giant German engineering firm purchases a 16% stake in concentrating PV company headed up by former Osram OS executive Joe Carr.

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