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13 Jul 10
Biolase cuts 20 jobs amid management reshuffle

CFO Brett Scott resigns from cost-cutting dental laser company as it re-instates former president Federico Pignatelli as executive vice chairman.

12 Jul 10
SEMI: fab spending recovery to continue

Ahead of Semicon West, industry group says it expects market recovery to continue – thanks in part to exploding demand for LEDs.

08 Jul 10
Organic LED shortage: new players needed

Market analyst suggests that short supplies of active matrix OLEDs are limiting the technology's threat to LCDs in mobile handsets.

07 Jul 10
Investor glee as LenSx agrees $744M buy-out

Huge return for venture capitalists as acquisition by Alcon Laboratories shows value of femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery.

06 Jul 10
GSI readies to emerge from Chapter 11

The laser sources and systems company anticipates exiting Chapter 11 proceedings in July.

30 Jun 10
White House curveball scuppers Emcore’s China deal

US Treasury committee chaired by Tim Geithner says "no" to Emcore's Chinese plans.

23 Jun 10
Photonis grabs majority share in OLED start-up

Night vision specialist Photonis Technologies has bought a 51% stake in CEA-Léti spin-off MicroOLED.

22 Jun 10
Solyndra shelves initial public offering

Developer of lightweight thin-film solar modules based on CIGS has instead raised $175 million through a private sale of its stock.

18 Jun 10
e2v on upward trajectory after satellite launch

Restructuring efforts at CCD imaging specialist yield benefits as CNES satellite takes e2v imaging sensor into orbit.

17 Jun 10
Rubicon prices $91 million public offering

Additional funds aid capacity expansion required to meet rampant demand for high-brightness white LEDs.

16 Jun 10
Silicon giant TSMC delves into thin-film solar

World's biggest chip foundry agrees supply, licensing and equity deal with US-based Stion.

14 Jun 10
Rumors of a PV crash overblown – iSuppli

Despite impending reductions in feed-in tariff support for photovoltaic energy generation, market analysts at iSuppli do not expect a repeat of the pain seen in early 2009.

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