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11 Nov 10
Semicon and medical push Jenoptik growth

The German laser and optics company sees a strong rise in orders, as the positive impact of earlier cost-cutting measures is felt on the bottom line.

10 Nov 10
Machine vision market bounces back from slump

After a depressed 2009, machine vision is benefiting from a buoyant German economy, a growing applications base and demand in Asia.

09 Nov 10
JDSU upbeat on comms and laser development

Strong demand for optical components used in communications and new games consoles pushes quarterly revenue up to $411.3 million.

07 Nov 10
CCD share of image sensors drops below 10%

While the market for image sensors has grown strongly in 2010, analysts say that CCDs are being increasingly eclipsed by CMOS technology.

06 Nov 10
Confident Rofin forecasts strong 2011

Significant improvement in the macroeconomic environment and an expanding fiber laser portfolio prompts prediction of a 23% increase in sales next year.

05 Nov 10
Rubicon benefits from LED substrate squeeze

Supplier of sapphire substrates sees average selling price jump 30% sequentially as LED manufacturers ramp capacity.

05 Nov 10
Coherent CEO talks up orders “gold rush”

Laser giant Coherent expects its financial performance to remain strong throughout 2011 as it begins to capitalise on the flat-panel display opportunity.

01 Nov 10
IPG to step up fiber laser capacity

With growing market penetration in cutting and deep-engraving applications, IPG Photonics moves to increase its manufacturing capacity.

01 Nov 10
Taiwan investors push Solarion to mass production

Following a EUR60 million investment, the developer of CIGS solar cells plans to build a facility with 180 MW annual production capacity.

01 Nov 10
Rocky Mountain exits bankruptcy, settles ITAR case

Optics company Rocky Mountain Instrument to repay all creditors following Chapter 11 reorganization, final settlement of ITAR violation.

29 Oct 10
DALSA lifted by MEMS shipments boost

DALSA reports continued strong demand in its digital imaging business and a return to profitability in its semiconductor division during Q3.

29 Oct 10
First Solar sees US PV market doubling in 2011

Leading supplier of solar modules has just completed the largest PV facility in the world, and will shortly embark on some much larger projects.

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