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06 Feb 17
Veeco lines up Ultratech acquisition

$815M deal should see two complementary vendors of semiconductor manufacturing equipment merge.

02 Feb 17
MKS Instruments sees growth in semiconductors and opportunities elsewhere

Integration of Newport now starting to pay dividends.

02 Feb 17
Electro Scientific repositions its micromachining efforts

Profits remain in the red, but seasonal improvement and a focus on new areas should steady the ship.

01 Feb 17
Oclaro delivers its best margins and operating income

Second quarter figures exceed guidance, although seasonal factors play their part.

31 Jan 17
IPG bounces on billion-dollar sales update

Better-than-expected closing quarter of 2016 sees the fiber laser company’s annual sales top $1 billion for the first time.

25 Jan 17
II-VI surges on order boom and strong earnings

Stock price surges 15% after the photonics company reveals better-than-expected profits and a bulging order book.

20 Jan 17
$22M round 'will bring augmented reality optics to market'

Diffractive optics developer DigiLens wins backing from some of the electronics industry’s biggest brands.

18 Jan 17
Velodyne opens lidar 'megafactory'

San Jose facility set to churn out a million lidar sensors in 2018, with a new lab in nearby Alameda.

18 Jan 17
ASML's EUV tool backlog hits €2BN

Orders for more production units prompts CEO Peter Wennink to say company is moving into 'next phase' of EUV industrialization.

16 Jan 17
$15M equity round for phone camera startup Corephotonics

Israeli firm specializing in new 'dual camera' and folding optics technology wins backing from Samsung and Foxconn.

13 Jan 17
Light-sheet microscope startup Luxendo raises €8M

Heidelberg firm spun out of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory investing in production capacity and plans to launch new quantitative fluorescence imaging tool.

11 Jan 17
Novanta ups Laser Quantum stake to 76%

£25.5M cash investment means UK laser firm effectively becomes a subsidiary of company formerly known as GSI Group.

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