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09 Jun 15
Tax credit deadline pulls US solar projects forward

IHS cites 32GW project pipeline, while Greentech Media Research reports a sharp rise in residential installations.

08 Jun 15
Rofin-Sinar reveals CEO switch

Günther Braun stepping down after 26 years at the industrial laser firm, and a decade as its CEO.

04 Jun 15
PowerPhotonic develops optics for ELI high-power laser

Partnership with Lasertel to supply collimator for planned high-rep-rate petawatt source.

02 Jun 15
US Air Force orders more IR countermeasures

Northrop Grumman gets $111M order for large-aircraft systems.

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.

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