Giant German optics firm reports a 19% revenue jump in the first half of its fiscal year, with semicon and medical markets leading the way.
*updated* Private equity firm Norwest sells one of the best-known brands in photonics, eight years after buying what was then known as CVI Laser.
Shipments of key LED manufacturing equipment have slowed for the first time in nearly two years, but China maintains aggressive investment.
The precision optics and instrumentation company reports a strong increase in sales and launches new surface metrology products.
Industrial laser firm is the latest to increase its financial guidance for fiscal 2011, as demand strengthens across all sectors.
An influential annual report from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) sees cumulative PV installations quadrupling by 2015.
Leading laser vendor passes the $200M mark in quarterly sales for the first time ever, and raises its revenue guidance for fiscal 2011.
The market-leading fiber laser company sees a boom in welding applications for car production and heavy industry.
Amid short-term headaches associated with US government budgets, the imaging company senses major commercial opportunities in the long run.
Analyst sees further value in the infrared optics company as military sales grow and industrial applications stay strong.
Key photonics supplier maintains strong order pattern as first-quarter sales beat guidance comfortably.
Fossil fuel group invests heavily to buy a majority stake in PV company SunPower, offering shareholders close to a 50% premium.