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22 Apr 15
ASML boosted by 15-system EUV order

Stock price up sharply on news that a US customer will buy at least 15 extreme ultraviolet lithography tools.

22 Apr 15
Cree hit by winter weather as profits evaporate

Fall in gross margins attributed to inventory adjustment sees LED lighting company’s earnings plummet.

21 Apr 15
Soitec confirms concentrated PV 'disposal'

French company also agrees loans with supplier and state-funded CEA authority to shore up its finances.

20 Apr 15
Hanergy to make GaAs solar cells in Wuhan

Investment in a 10 MW production facility follows acquisition of Californian start-up Alta Devices.

16 Apr 15
Trumpf buys JK Lasers from GSI Group for $31.5m

Laser giant Trumpf's subsidiary SPI Lasers takes on GSI's UK offshoot, a specialist in industrial and fiber lasers.

16 Apr 15
Photolithography giant ASML reports Q1 sales of €1.65bn

Sales and 47% margin both “in line with guidance”; similar figures forecast for Q2, 2015.

15 Apr 15
Nokia to take over Alcatel-Lucent in €15.6bn deal

New-look Nokia will be “innovation leader” in next-gen technology and services for IP connected world.

14 Apr 15
QD Vision, Konka launch quantum dot TVs into China

Claim that Color IQ quantum dots have enabled Konka’s "most visually stunning" TVs so far.

09 Apr 15
Infinera targets metro networks with $350M Transmode buy-out

Cash-plus-stock offer already accepted by Swedish photonics company’s largest shareholder Pod Investment.

09 Apr 15
Jenoptik clarifies details of divisional reorganization

Diverse laser and photonics technology company to refocus divisions on markets - but no job cuts or closures are planned.

01 Apr 15
German laser orders up 20% in 2014

Both production and sales of German industrial laser systems last year exceeded all performance indicators from elsewhere.

01 Apr 15
Oil price crash impacts spend on fiber sensors

Investment in fiber-optic sensing systems for oil prospecting and delivery reduced and delayed - but growth will return say analysts.

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