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11 Oct 10
GSI catches up on financial reporting

The photonics group finally releases its annual report for 2009, which details the turmoil caused by its acquisition of Excel and the global downturn.

08 Oct 10
Synopsys adds to consolidation trend

Software giant's buy-out of Optical Research Associates is the latest in a string of deals to highlight emerging themes in the photonics sector.

08 Oct 10
IQE eyes opto expansion with Galaxy deal

World's leading advanced semiconductor wafer foundry sees growing opportunity in infrared imaging; raises cash to fund acquisition, debt reduction and capacity expansion.

06 Oct 10
Emcore predicts strong revenue bounce

After re-filing financial results with an adjustment for a "doubtful" account, Emcore says that the latest quarter will show a significant jump in sales.

05 Oct 10
Optical comms: a new investment cycle?

Analysts at Lightcounting believe that strong demand for optical components signals a new cycle of infrastructure upgrades.

28 Sep 10
Expanding LightPath sees commercial traction

Optical component maker targets infrared applications as it moves from niche markets to become a high-volume manufacturer.

27 Sep 10
Restructured Biolase agrees $9M sales deal

Dental laser company reduces breakeven level significantly and negotiates non-exclusive deal with key distributor.

23 Sep 10
Solarbuzz predicts tough start to 2011

Forecaster says that the first quarter of next year will 'undoubtedly' be the most challenging for the solar industry, with module demand set to lag supply by 50%.

23 Sep 10
Arming the solid-state lighting revolution

As LEDs increasingly find use in general lighting, Andy Extance tracks a dramatic increase in deployments of the tools used to manufacture the chips.

21 Sep 10
Rhodia backs UK organic PV start-up

French materials giant sees early-stage potential in University of Cambridge spin-out called Eight19.

17 Sep 10
New markets inspire growth at Modulight

Handheld sports rangefinders and laser cinema fuel a 35% growth at Modulight during the first half of 2010.

15 Sep 10
Mid-IR emitters tipped for rapid market growth

Analysts at Strategies Unlimited say defense and medical applications will drive rapid growth of the mid-IR laser market through 2014.

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