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07 May 15
Rofin on the up as fiber laser sales rise

Introduction of latest generation of fiber lasers based on more cost-effective modules helps boost profit margins.

07 May 15
Newport eyes another record year

Currency fluctuations and cancellation of semiconductor equipment development project fail to dent management's optimism.

06 May 15
Sluggish climb for airborne countermeasures

Frost and Sullivan report suggests market will reach only $563 million in 2019.

05 May 15
Rolta and Meprolight set up optronics venture in India

Indian and Israeli firms to co-develop security and defense sighting, sensing systems to meet the need for night-fighting.

05 May 15
JDSU on track with business split

New 'Lumentum' company looks to Laser 2000 to expand fiber laser customer base beyond Amada.

05 May 15
OmniVision board agrees China buy-out

Hua Capital Management leads $1.9 BN acquisition of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of optical imaging sensors.

30 Apr 15
Coherent sees gains in bio-instrumentation

CEO also describes 'all hands on deck' effort to ship $20M Linebeam system earlier than scheduled.

29 Apr 15
II-VI looks to add laser diode capacity

Momentum in laser and photonics divisions as the US firm looks to re-tool its manufacturing lines.

29 Apr 15
Osram plans lamps spin-off to focus on high-tech lighting

Separation move and 16% drop in sales of conventional lighting products mirrors rival Philips.

29 Apr 15
IPG targets laser paint-stripping

Fiber laser company senses opportunities emerging in new applications beyond cutting and welding.

28 Apr 15
Philips keeps options open for lighting spin-off

Faster than expected decline in sales of conventional lighting as transition to LED appears to accelerate.

27 Apr 15
KLA-Tencor cuts back EUV investment

Workforce set to be cut by up to 10% amid lack of demand for KLA’s extreme UV lithography mask inspection tool.

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