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12 Apr 16
VCSEL market tipped for rapid growth

US consultancy expects global revenues to near-triple to $2BN by the end of the decade.

11 Apr 16
Auto giant Denso invests in VCSEL firm TriLumina

Sandia spin-out specializing in VCSELs for lidar applications attracts backing from major industry player as it targets autonomous vehicle technologies.

06 Apr 16
Cree warns of large revenue miss

Third-quarter sales to come in well below January's estimate after software system glitch.

04 Apr 16
AICON acquired by Sweden's Hexagon

Optical metrology specialist founded in 1990 now employs close to 150 people.

02 Apr 16
Sensors and cameras leading drones and robots revolution

Analyst Yole says the already-robust $350m sensors for drones and robots market will double by 2021.

01 Apr 16
Lumileds moves up packaged LED ranks

Despite an aborted takeover bid, the LED-making Philips division had a good 2015.

31 Mar 16
NKT Photonics buys UK rival Fianium

More consolidation in the laser sector as two providers of supercontinuum sources and ultrafast fiber lasers join forces.

24 Mar 16
Mauna Kea cuts cash burn

CEO Sacha Loiseau hails licensing deals as evidence of turnaround at optical biopsy firm.

23 Mar 16
Analysts, investors ponder Coherent-Rofin deal

Acquisition price rated 'fair' by Longbow Research while activist investor SilverArrow sees potential for higher valuation.

23 Mar 16
Global market for industrial lasers grows 10% in 2015

Currency variations alter overall growth picture but, in any case, China surpasses Europe as world's largest market.

22 Mar 16
LG Display to build 5th generation OLED light panel plant

Said to be the world's first such facility, the factory will be located in the South Korean city of Gumi.

22 Mar 16
'Progressive' lens boom drives European spectacles market

Turnover in key markets of continental Europe up to €17 billion as consumers take a liking to individualized designs.

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