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21 Oct 15
Samsung leads $10m investment in TeraView

UK terahertz inspection pioneer wins international backing for product, business development.

21 Oct 15
Lam and KLA merger to create semiconductor powerhouse

$10.6 BN takeover of KLA-Tencor by Lam sets up rival to Applied Materials and a huge purchaser of laser and photonics equipment.

20 Oct 15
Venture group buys OCT engine specialist Axsun

Anzu Partners acquires photonics division from Philips-owned Volcano Corporation.

14 Oct 15
ASML to ship only three more EUV systems in 2015

Lithography giant pushes back EUV schedule again but says that the technology remains the key to getting Moore's law back on track.

13 Oct 15
Rescue deal for laser additive service provider Alphaform

US-listed Proto Labs acquires 'select assets and operations' of Germany-based Alphaform to extend its additive manufacturing presence in Europe.

13 Oct 15
High-finance group completes Lumenis buy-out

$510 million deal sees one of the world's leading medical laser systems firms become part of XIO Group.

12 Oct 15
Rofin bats away activist investor criticism

Industrial laser firm points to recent margin improvements after Silver Arrow accuses board members of ‘protecting personal interests’.

07 Oct 15
Row breaks out over cadmium quantum dot TVs

QD Vision, whose cadmium selenide dots now feature in Philips monitors, accuses rival Nanoco of making misleading statements.

06 Oct 15
Sony confirms image sensor split

New operational structure at Japanese electronics and consumer devices giant slated for April next year.

30 Sep 15
aXenic emerges from Finisar's UK wing

Management buy-out sees employees take control of high-speed modulator firm looking to diversify from telecom roots.

24 Sep 15
Analyst visualizes booming 3D printing landscape

UK forecaster IDTechEx says sector will grow from $1bn to $20bn by 2025.

23 Sep 15
LightPath ups revenue 45% in its Q4 2015 results

Growth "reflects traction in global sales of specialty and infrared products," claims mixed optics developer.

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