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31 Jul 17
Physik Instrumente opens $15M tech center

10,000 square-meter facility will adopt interdisciplinary approach to precision engineering innovation.

31 Jul 17
First Solar bounces on raised guidance

Stock price up 9% after the bellwether photovoltaics firm lifts sales and profit forecast in transitional year.

28 Jul 17
Mauna Kea optimistic despite sales slump

First-half revenues fall 26% as the optical biopsy firm works to establish a new business model and resolve issues with licensee Cook Medical.

27 Jul 17
Osram buys 25% stake in auto lidar firm LeddarTech

German lighting giant makes move into autonomous driving technology alongside spin-out from Canada's National Optics Institute.

26 Jul 17
FLIR boosted by Point Grey camera sales

Quarterly revenues and earnings up but stock price slips back as new CEO Jim Cannon takes the helm.

26 Jul 17
MKS reaps rewards as Newport division posts record sales

Integration well on track and stock price close to a record high as buoyant semiconductor equipment market boosts top and bottom lines.

24 Jul 17
Philips Lighting: LED-based sales now 63% of total

Recent developments include 'world’s largest LED horticultural project' to increase fruit and vegetable yields in Russia.

21 Jul 17
Trumpf 'satisfied' as EUV lithography momentum boosts laser sales

Total sales up 11% and orders surge 21% as ASML's need for high-power carbon dioxide lasers makes an impact.

19 Jul 17
ASML hits new high as CEO hails EUV 'inflection point'

Lithography firm reveals orders for eight new EUV steppers, with 2017 sales expected to climb to a record high.

19 Jul 17
Organic PV startup Eight19 wins £1.3m funding

Investment expected to progress profitability of OPV business, develop new thin-film technology to boost efficiency of Si photovoltaics.

18 Jul 17
Stemmer Imaging reports positive year – and end of an era

2016-17 saw MV firm’s turnover reach €88m with growth of 6% and, after 44 years, founder Wilhelm Stemmer to retire.

12 Jul 17
Rochester accelerator seeks optics startups

'Luminate' initiative guarantees $100k minimum investment for successful applicants, as part of a $5 million-per-year effort.

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