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18 Oct 10
Soliant ups concentration on rooftop power

More powerful focusing optics doubles concentration ratio from 500x to 1000x for commercial rooftop installations, reducing the cost of solar electricity.

15 Oct 10
Solar expansion continues unabated

Cell manufacturing capacity added during the third quarter of 2010 broke all previous records, with more to come as further expansions are announced.

13 Oct 10
Intel, ASML allay fears of double-dip

Strong results from the semiconductor and lithography giants suggest sustained demand – for now.

12 Oct 10
Trumpf expects double-digit sales jump

With orders on the rise in nearly all of its markets, the leading supplier of laser material processing systems is in positive mood.

11 Oct 10
GSI catches up on financial reporting

The photonics group finally releases its annual report for 2009, which details the turmoil caused by its acquisition of Excel and the global downturn.

08 Oct 10
Synopsys adds to consolidation trend

Software giant's buy-out of Optical Research Associates is the latest in a string of deals to highlight emerging themes in the photonics sector.

08 Oct 10
IQE eyes opto expansion with Galaxy deal

World's leading advanced semiconductor wafer foundry sees growing opportunity in infrared imaging; raises cash to fund acquisition, debt reduction and capacity expansion.

06 Oct 10
Emcore predicts strong revenue bounce

After re-filing financial results with an adjustment for a "doubtful" account, Emcore says that the latest quarter will show a significant jump in sales.

05 Oct 10
Optical comms: a new investment cycle?

Analysts at Lightcounting believe that strong demand for optical components signals a new cycle of infrastructure upgrades.

28 Sep 10
Expanding LightPath sees commercial traction

Optical component maker targets infrared applications as it moves from niche markets to become a high-volume manufacturer.

27 Sep 10
Restructured Biolase agrees $9M sales deal

Dental laser company reduces breakeven level significantly and negotiates non-exclusive deal with key distributor.

23 Sep 10
Solarbuzz predicts tough start to 2011

Forecaster says that the first quarter of next year will 'undoubtedly' be the most challenging for the solar industry, with module demand set to lag supply by 50%.

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