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05 Apr 11
Photonic Products hit by defense slowdown

Optical crystal and coating supplier is buoyed by stronger orders and a positive end to 2010, but defense spending remains weak.

04 Apr 11
Ascent tumbles on 're-sizing' strategy

Investors react badly to the thin-film solar company's change of CEO, staff cutbacks and a new focus on niche markets.

01 Apr 11
Gooch & Housego makes tellurium dioxide move

Expanding UK company acquires US firm with expertise in tellurium dioxide acousto-optics, in a deal valued at $13.75M.

31 Mar 11
Emerging markets drive laser sales at Lumenis

The medical laser company reports a 5% sales increase in 2010, with double-digit growth in China, India and Latin America.

31 Mar 11
Organic LED firm raises $250M in offering

Universal Display Corporation boosts its balance sheet as it completes a public offering of 5.75 million shares.

30 Mar 11
VCs burnt as Emcore buys CPV firm Soliant

Despite raising nearly $22 million three years ago, rooftop CPV system specialist Soliant Energy is sold for a reported $450k.

30 Mar 11
Goodrich wins multi-spectral sensor contract

Imaging company Goodrich and Boeing both receive new optics-related contracts with the US defense establishment.

23 Mar 11
Cree slashes forecast as LED sales drop

LED maker reduces third-quarter revenue guidance dramatically as demand for chips weakens and prices fall; company expects a quick rebound.

21 Mar 11
Solarbuzz: PV market reached 18.2GW in 2010

Market analyst says that installations grew 139% on the 2009 figure, while PV industry revenues doubled to reach $82BN.

17 Mar 11
OLED market growth sees UDC sales double

CEO of Universal Display Corporation, which sells key chemicals used in organic LED production, senses an inflection point in the displays market.

15 Mar 11
Fiber laser trial: judge supports IMRA motions

Judge Arthur Tarnow turns down IPG Photonics' request for summary judgment of no infringement of IMRA America's patent.

14 Mar 11
Biolase CEO holds salary at $1

After a tumultuous year, Federico Pignatelli is banking on Biolase’s new imaging division to increase revenues in 2011.

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