Q2 spending also up by 56% in Asia, but EMEA down, says sector report by Infonetics.
BCC Research market analysis predicts CAGR of 16% over next five years.
Reorganisation of Colorado, US-based photonics firms will maximise business potential of both.
Sharp decline in sales offsets the cost-cutting measures taken by the US company last year.
But the solid-state lighting company's stock falls by 10% after a modest financial outlook.
Japanese machine tool partner Amada said to be enthusiastic about second-generation product.
New management team at dental laser firm welcomes resignation of Federico Pignatelli.
Acquisition of AWAIBA made possible by earlier private-equity purchase of the IMEC spin-off.
'Clear recovery' in demand for machine tools from the world’s key manufacturing location, says CEO Günther Braun.
After more than a decade heading up the UK optics firm, Gareth Jones is set to switch to chairman duties.
Earnings pushed back but the PV giant points to strong bookings and a new CdTe cell efficiency record.
Yorkshire-based 600 Group, which sells laser marking equipment, acquires a 26.3% stake in the photonic module maker.