US consultancy expects global revenues to near-triple to $2BN by the end of the decade.
Sandia spin-out specializing in VCSELs for lidar applications attracts backing from major industry player as it targets autonomous vehicle technologies.
Third-quarter sales to come in well below January's estimate after software system glitch.
Optical metrology specialist founded in 1990 now employs close to 150 people.
Analyst Yole says the already-robust $350m sensors for drones and robots market will double by 2021.
Despite an aborted takeover bid, the LED-making Philips division had a good 2015.
More consolidation in the laser sector as two providers of supercontinuum sources and ultrafast fiber lasers join forces.
CEO Sacha Loiseau hails licensing deals as evidence of turnaround at optical biopsy firm.
Acquisition price rated 'fair' by Longbow Research while activist investor SilverArrow sees potential for higher valuation.
Currency variations alter overall growth picture but, in any case, China surpasses Europe as world's largest market.
Said to be the world's first such facility, the factory will be located in the South Korean city of Gumi.
Turnover in key markets of continental Europe up to €17 billion as consumers take a liking to individualized designs.