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25 Jan 16
GTM Research: solar PV installations up 34% in 2015

Record annual installations of 59GW will rise again to 64GW this year, according to preliminary figures from the analyst company.

22 Jan 16
US committee foils Philips' Lumileds sale

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) calls off GO Scale deal on national security concerns.

21 Jan 16
Ciena acquires TeraXion's high-speed Photonics Components for $32m

Deal includes TeraXion's high-speed indium phosphide and silicon photonics technologies and intellectual property.

21 Jan 16
SilverArrow and Rofin continue 'mud-slinging contest'

Latest missives focus on the laser firm's rejection of the activist investor's proposals for new board members.

20 Jan 16
ASML confident of 2016 EUV goals

Dutch lithography giant expects to ship at least six systems as customers target 2018 production ramp.

19 Jan 16
II-VI ramps laser capacity with twin acquisitions

$110M expansion will see II-VI add manufacturing scale of EpiWorks and Anadigics to boost VCSEL production volumes.

19 Jan 16
Ultrafast laser venture Novae closes €1M round

French start-up ready to target industrial micromachining with its mid-IR fiber sources.

13 Jan 16
Biolase hooks up with IPG on dental lasers

Development and distribution agreement will see fiber lasers in new commercial applications.

13 Jan 16
Thermo Fisher bid sends Affymetrix soaring

Scientific equipment giant set to acquire developer of genotyping and flow cytometry technology for $1.3 billion amid major backing for new cancer diagnostic efforts.

08 Jan 16
$54M for Lockheed Apache helicopter upgrade

Defense contractor to deliver 35 kits to the US and Qatar for better night vision and longer-range target acquisition.

06 Jan 16
Rofin shareholder row rumbles on

Company accuses activist investor SilverArrow of acting in its own short-term interests with demand to replace three directors.

05 Jan 16
Automotive display market set to double through 2021

Analysts at IHS expect safety, entertainment, and connectivity requirements to drive annual market beyond $18 billion.

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