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28 May 15
Glowforge promises laser cutting for the masses

Seattle start-up offering laser cutting and engraving in the home attracts $9M series A round.

26 May 15
Soitec finds Chinese buyer for CPV unit

French electronic materials firm brings its unsuccessful excursion into concentrated photovoltaics to a close.

20 May 15
Cree to zero in on lighting

US company confirms plan for a partial spin-off of its power and RF chip business.

20 May 15
Optical comms market set for 100G surge in 2016

Data center optics market to respond to content providers' switch from 40G to 100G, says IHS.

19 May 15
Court denies Philips re-trial in $467M patent case

Judge upholds jury decision and level of damages in long-running battle with Masimo over pulse oximeter technology.

19 May 15
Optics sales take a dip at Jenoptik ahead of restructure

Cyclical slump in semiconductor industry demand blamed for year-on-year decline.

18 May 15
New products help Lumenis swing to profit

Medical laser firm reports solid uptick in sales despite negative currency effects.

13 May 15
Quantum dots are ‘ready for prime time’ says analyst

Yole Développement says revenues “will exceed phosphors by 2020” as adoption into LCD TVs rivals OLED quality.

13 May 15
De Beers buys into laser cutting with Synova equity deal

Diamond company acquires a 33% stake in the Swiss maker of water-guided laser materials processing equipment.

12 May 15
GSI outlines post-JK strategy

Focus shifts away from materials processing following sale of JK Lasers division to Trumpf.

11 May 15
Strong US dollar boosts Zeiss Meditec

Booming demand for intraolcular lenses and surgical microscopes as the Zeiss affiliate targets annual sales of up to €1 BN.

11 May 15
Global packaged LED sales to reach $22 billion by 2019

Largest growth rates will be in replacement lamps, and commercial and outdoor luminaries - Strategies Unlimited report.

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