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22 Dec 15
80 new jobs at laser engineering firm Hutchinson Group

Part of £4m investment in Northern Irish manufacturer of diverse industrial components.

21 Dec 15
Tax credit extension to push US PV installations to 100GW

Subsidy deal agreed in exchange for lifting of 40-year ban on exports of crude oil.

17 Dec 15
Elbit clinches $26.5M fiber laser countermeasures deal

Unspecified Asia-Pacific state places large order for systems to protect airliners from shoulder-launched missiles.

16 Dec 15
Zeiss Meditec sales cruise past €1BN

Stock price jumps to 15-year high after Zeiss' healthcare equipment division smashes annual revenue target.

15 Dec 15
Cautious Zeiss sees more EUV delays

Optics giant reports mixed results for its latest financial year, and a ‘stagnating’ semiconductor sector.

15 Dec 15
Finisar announces slightly better Q2 business

Numbers are up but company value still struggling to regain mid-2015 high; more of the same forecast for next quarter.

10 Dec 15
Jenoptik Laser to cut 38 jobs and freeze contracts at HQ

2900-strong company is “reconciling” Jena-based laser business to suit market conditions in 2016.

09 Dec 15
SEMI predicts smaller fab spending uptick for 2016

Taiwan chip makers set to lead a smaller increase in capacity expenditure than previously expected, although Sony is boosting its image sensor output.

08 Dec 15
UVLED maker Sensor Electronic Technology buys up Nitek

US acquisition will create "market leading" position, with further deals and products imminent.

07 Dec 15
Opsens eyes C$5M public offering

Quebec company makes fiber-optic sensors used in cardiovascular surgery and industrial applications.

01 Dec 15
Samsung Ventures invests in Amplitude Laser Group

French maker of ultrafast solid-state lasers to develop solutions for global consumer electronics giant.

01 Dec 15
Cascade laser systems set to ramp, says analyst Tematys

Market set to achieve sales of around $1.7 billion in 2024.

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