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09 Sep 10
German firms collaborate on photon counters

PicoQuant and Laser Components form a strategic alliance to commercialize two types of product.

07 Sep 10
JA Solar says it is world's largest cell firm

With current capacity of 1.4GW per year, the Shanghai-based manufacturer of crystalline silicon cells says that it is the largest "pure play" cell company in the world.

03 Sep 10
FLIR moves to acquire sensor company ICx

Infrared imaging giant begins cash tender offer to purchase ICx Technologies for $274M.

03 Sep 10
Finisar beats schedule with best-ever quarter

Chairman Jerry Rawls says that the optoelectronic component and module maker has reached its targeted financial model earlier than expected.

03 Sep 10
Solar shake-out to trigger CIGS casualties

Analysts at Lux Research identify the best IPO prospects in solar for the coming year, and the companies that are most likely to fail.

01 Sep 10
London listing to fund ProPhotonix expansion

ProPhotonix, formerly StockerYale, hopes to raise up to £10 million via its imminent listing on London's AIM market.

01 Sep 10
Production challenges slow OLED market growth

Costly manufacturing has held back the roll-out of OLED TVs and constrained supply for handset displays, discovers Andy Extance.

31 Aug 10
Major changes at Biolase as CEO departs

Interim CEO and major shareholder Federico Pignatelli says new business strategy will restore value of the world's leading dental laser company.

26 Aug 10
JDSU expands into solar and gaming markets

The diversified optical technologies company is expanding production of components used in new "gesture recognition" games consoles.

25 Aug 10
Fiber battle delayed as IMRA vs IPG is adjourned

The long-running patent dispute brought by IMRA America against market-leading fiber laser vendor IPG Photonics had been due to start on August 24.

25 Aug 10
Emcore, Biolase get Nasdaq warning letters

The two US companies are told that they are not complying with the stock market's regulations.

24 Aug 10
Pocket projectors: now showing major growth

With over 100 pocket-sized projectors now available, Andy Extance sizes up a growing market opportunity for optical component suppliers.

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