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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.

18 Jun 15
Lumenis sold for $510M

Hong Kong private equity group acquires the Israeli medical laser company in cash deal.

17 Jun 15
PV 'poised for exponential growth'

Analysts at Greentech Media reckon the annual solar market will more than triple to 135GW by 2020.

17 Jun 15
Trumpf invests €70M in EUV laser building

Multi-storey site at Ditzingen headquarters to make giant laser systems for ASML's lithography tools.

16 Jun 15
Zeiss Industrial Metrology buys into Steinbichler Optotechnik

Company is 'accelerating its entry' into the optical 3D digitization sector.

16 Jun 15
Tata boost for Swiss maker of thin-film photovoltaics

Industrial giant invests another 10M Swiss francs in CIGS specialist Flisom as it expands production capacity in Niederhasli-Zurich.

16 Jun 15
Trumpf UK appoints Annette Doyle as new MD

Executive “musical chairs” at Trumpf, SPI Lasers and Jenoptik follow significant business transactions.

10 Jun 15
Leica Microsystems makes OCT move with Bioptigen acquisition

Highly rated North Carolina company Bioptigen has developed tools for ophthalmology and new life sciences applications.

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