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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
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.

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.

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.

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