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25 Jan 11
VCs stake chips on Europe's LED innovators

Sweden's Glo and Germany's Azzurro have technologies that promise to significantly reduce the cost of LED lighting, discovers Andy Extance.

24 Jan 11
Photonics West: laser markets look good thru 2012

After a stellar 2010, the global market for lasers is set for steady but sustained growth over the next couple of years.

19 Jan 11
ASML finishes "remarkable" year on a high

Key lithography system integrator saw output triple in 2010 compared with the slump of 2009; confirms EUV progress.

19 Jan 11
Cree upbeat despite revenue miss

The top-tier LED maker missed its revenue target in the latest quarter, but remains confident of a strong market in the long-term.

17 Jan 11
SoloPower picks Oregon for CIGS solar fab

Having just raised more than $50M in equity finance, flexible thin-film solar module manufacturer SoloPower says it will build a 300MW fab in Oregon.

17 Jan 11
Moroccan optics firm targets Korean expansion

Nemotek, which manufactures wafer-level cameras, opens a new sales office after sensing a major opportunity in Korea.

13 Jan 11
IPG calls IMRA infringement case "incompetent"

War of words heats up in the battle for fiber laser supremacy, as a settlement conference is scheduled for January 27.

13 Jan 11
Weak outlook hits SemiLEDs stock hard

Despite a profitable first quarter as a public company, a weak outlook knocks $250M off SemiLEDS' market capitalization.

12 Jan 11
Kopin acquires Forth Dimension Displays

Massachusetts company buys Scottish producer of ferroelectric reflective microdisplays, complementing its existing line of transmissive products.

11 Jan 11
Emcore wins $10M solar contract with NASA

Albuquerque-based cell manufacturer to deliver 32 solar panels to power four NASA spacecraft in a mission to investigate "space weather".

11 Jan 11
Luxtera sells optical cable business to Molex

Pioneering silicon photonics company will now focus on chip development, as Molex acquires its active cable and transceiver product lines.

07 Jan 11
Solar in 2011: is Italy the new Germany?

Following cuts to photovoltiaic feed-in tariffs across Europe, it is Italy that looks to have some of the most attractive investment conditions.

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