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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.

20 Jun 11
Analyst: solar modules in line to break $1/W by 2012

IHS iSuppli reports that plunging prices of crystalline solar modules could reverse an anticipated fall in PV installations next year.

20 Jun 11
Rochester accelerates growth with $11M investment

Latest expansion of former Kodak optical imaging division expected to create 151 more jobs at Rochester Precision Optics' New York facility.

17 Jun 11
Chinese consortium targets European solar market

Trio of public Chinese companies form a new photovoltaics-focused investment consortium with access to a $10 billion credit facility.

16 Jun 11
Expanding II-VI sees 10-15% growth next year

The infrared optics company remains optimistic about future business, despite worries over US military spending.

15 Jun 11
Latest Lockheed layoffs hit middle managers

Cull of 1200 staff in company's Space Systems division to be felt at site that built the solar wings that power the International Space Station.

13 Jun 11
IDEX completes $400M CVI Melles deal

Industrial equipment company is aiming to build a $500 million photonics business, amid a desire for consolidation among the major players.

13 Jun 11
Samsung LED counter-sues Osram

Korean manufacturer responds to Osram's US patent infringement lawsuit with a request for an injunction and damages.

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