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26 Apr 17
Cree sets up LED joint venture with San'an

Hong Kong-based company to focus on mid-power devices for lighting applications.

25 Apr 17
Trio of UK laser firms land Queen's Awards

Laser Quantum and M-Squared Lasers win trade accolades alongside laser metrology equipment firm Third Dimension.

24 Apr 17
Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over immersion lithography

ASML responds that Nikon made no 'serious efforts' to negotiate extension of earlier cross-license.

21 Apr 17
Ultratech sales spike ahead of Veeco deal closure

Substantial new orders boost lithography and laser spike annealing system vendor, with acquisition pending this quarter.

19 Apr 17
Field upgrades fill out ASML's EUV order book

CEO says latest developments indicate that the cutting-edge technology has become part of ASML’s 'mainstream' business.

19 Apr 17
3D-Micromac reveals volume orders for laser processing of solar cells

German laser systems firm also launches faster version of another tool used to produce high-efficiency 'PERC' cells.

13 Apr 17
Luminar enters lidar fray with $36M splash

US firm emerges from stealth mode with bold technology claims based around adoption of 1550nm wavelength.

11 Apr 17
Metamaterials firm lands cash to develop aircraft laser protection

Canada-based Metamaterial Technologies raises $8.3M in series A round of venture finance.

06 Apr 17
LightPath lands 'substantial' Renishaw optics contract

Glass molded components from the Florida company set to feature in state-of-the-art optical encoder metrology systems.

06 Apr 17
Cognex acquires Swiss software firm ViDi

Machine vision specialist buys provider of artificial intelligence techniques for improved image analysis.

03 Apr 17
Aesthetic laser firm Syneron Candela set for $400M private equity sale

Apax Partners offers 15% premium to Israeli company's shareholders but rival bids could be solicited.

30 Mar 17
CardioFocus raises $20M in equity round

New finance set to aid commercialization of laser ablation system for treating chronic heart palpitations.

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