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03 Aug 11
II-VI looks for more acquisitions after strong year

The infrared optics and materials supplier would rather spend cash on growing its business than on a share repurchase program.

02 Aug 11
Record-breaking IPG strikes note of caution

Another record quarter on both the top and bottom lines for the fiber laser pioneer, as cutting applications take off.

01 Aug 11
LED equipment firms see tipping point for lighting

Key equipment suppliers for solid-state lighting sense a pivotal moment in the development of the nascent industry.

29 Jul 11
Oclaro slumps amid slack telecom demand

Sales of high-power lasers and VCSELs remain strong, but the optoelectronics manufacturer is suffering from an unstable telecom market.

28 Jul 11
Coherent 'hits mother lode' with $77M FPD order

Giant order for excimer lasers to anneal large-area displays puts pressure on supplies of large beam-shaping optics.

27 Jul 11
Organic LED lighting: only a niche market by 2020?

Analysts at Lux Research predict that organic LED lighting fixtures will remain far too expensive for mainstream use.

26 Jul 11
Cymer CEO focuses attention on EUV progress

Amid a pause in orders for conventional lithography equipment, Cymer will double staff numbers working on EUV sources by year-end.

25 Jul 11
DuPont acquires silicon ink developer Innovalight

Company working on quantum-dot inks to improve PV module performance had raised more than $53M in equity funding over the past five years.

22 Jul 11
Subdued FLIR buys Aerius Photonics for $27M

While its government systems business is hampered by purchasing bureaucracy in the US military, FLIR makes an acquisition.

22 Jul 11
MicroVision cuts cash burn, signs auto deal

The developer of pico projectors based on direct-emitting green lasers will work on a prototype head-up display with a major auto maker.

20 Jul 11
Newport acquisitions key to hitting $750M target

Addition of businesses with combined annual revenues of around $150 million will take company close to its 2013 goal.

20 Jul 11
Semprius to build pilot plant in Henderson

Combination of venture capital and grant package finances initial 5MW concentrated PV module facility, expandable to 35MW.

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