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22 Jul 15
LED firm Bridgelux sold to Chinese investor group

Californian lighting firm continues transition two years after selling its GaN-on-silicon chip technology to Toshiba.

20 Jul 15
Newport loses ground as sales stall

Stock sheds 10% of its value and drops to 12-month low.

20 Jul 15
LUXeXceL tops up venture round

Flemish investment company PMV adds 3D printing expertise in €7.5 M series B funding.

17 Jul 15
Moore's law hits a bump as Intel pushes back 10nm move

Current scaling challenges and questions over the maturity of extreme UV lithography shift Intel's metronome.

16 Jul 15
JDSU splits into Lumentum and Viavi next month

Formal separation on August 1; offshoots Lumentum and Viavi to trade on NASDAQ; shareholder terms revealed.

15 Jul 15
ASML eyes another record year

Lithography giant set to post record sales as chip makers fill new fabs and extreme UV source upgrades are rolled out.

13 Jul 15
Swiss machine tool giant adopts laser additive manufacturing

GF Machining Solutions and EOS strike strategic collaboration to work on metal mold inserts.

08 Jul 15
'Activist' investor stokes Rofin rumors

Silver Arrow acquires significant chunk of the laser company's stock and could have instigated recent CEO switch.

02 Jul 15
BB Photonics locates in UK with $1m investment plan

US photonics receiver developer establishes operation in Torbay, UK, aiming to launch 100G and 400G products in 2016.

01 Jul 15
FTTx optics sales to exceed $1bn in 2015

Market analyst Ovum forecasts that this year will be biggest yet for FTTx component sales.

29 Jun 15
Cree stock drops to three-year low as LED prices slump

LED and lighting firm set to invest in itself with another major share buy-back plan.

19 Jun 15
Nanowire LED developer Aledia raises €28M

Venture wing of Swedish furniture store IKEA and automotive lighting firm Valeo among new investors.

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