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23 Feb 16
MKS Instruments buys Newport in $980M debt-financed deal

Process control equipment firm set to pay 50% premium on Spectra-Physics owner’s prior stock value.

23 Feb 16
US added more PV than gas to grid in 2015

Figures from Greentech Media Research indicate that solar PV was responsible for nearly one-third of all new electric generating capacity last year.

15 Feb 16
IPG Photonics grows again but sounds cautious note

Fiber laser specialist enjoys further rises in revenues while issuing relatively restrained guidance.

12 Feb 16
Flir to focus on high-growth markets

Fourth-quarter and full-year revenues rise in line with company expectations, with room for improvement.

09 Feb 16
Lumentum defies bear market to hit post-JDSU high

While indices have plummeted globally, the stock price of the photonics company is up 70% since October.

05 Feb 16
SilverArrow sticks the boot in as Rofin is stung by China cancellations

Stock drops 10% but the industrial laser firm says it will be first to market with 2.5kW fiber laser modules later this year.

03 Feb 16
Silicon photonics 'will not disrupt market until after 2020'

Analyst LightCounting says SiP developers – and markets – must wait longer for “next big thing” to happen.

01 Feb 16
QCL developer Stratium targets gas sensing

Sheffield spin-out sets up in Cardiff to take advantage of local compound semiconductor expertise and investment.

29 Jan 16
Coherent storms up on record bookings and backlog

Investment in organic LED production equipment generates surge in both orders and stock price.

27 Jan 16
II-VI keen to get 'ahead of the curve' on VCSELs

Company sees large market for consumer applications emerging, but could face a battle to complete planned Anadigics acquisition.

27 Jan 16
Smart glasses sector 'resurgent' says analyst Lux

But pioneer Google Glass no longer market leader as rivals Sony, ODG and others steal a march with devices for enterprise apps.

26 Jan 16
Realigned Jenoptik hopeful of 2016 growth

Now aligned around three target markets, the photonics powerhouse has just posted record annual sales.

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