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22 Dec 14
Soitec crashes into CPV 'roadblock'

San Diego manufacturing facility to be scaled down after planned 150MW California project fails to materialize.

17 Dec 14
Semiconductor strength helps Zeiss shrug off economic woes

Like-for-like sales up 5% in the giant optics firm’s latest financial year; confirms microscopy unit cuts.

15 Dec 14
Emcore retrenches with new CEO

Fiber-optic component maker also shifts corporate headquarters to California following sale of its space photovoltaics business.

11 Dec 14
Multiphoton Optics confirms seed investors

High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Fraunhofer Ventures back developer of 3D laser lithography equipment.

09 Dec 14
Asia-Pacific LED lamp sales to grow to $6.7bn by 2019

General Lighting LED lamp consumption in booming region to triple from this year's $2.7bn, predicts ElectroniCast.

09 Dec 14
Cancer diagnostics to drive coherence tomography market growth

Current $1BN market for clinical optical imaging devices set to double by 2020, says analyst.

08 Dec 14
Zeiss Meditec sales hit by currency fluctuations

Profits down in latest fiscal year but Jena firm set to invest heavily in development of new ophthalmic surgery equipment.

04 Dec 14
Call to delay phase-out of domestic halogen lamps

LightingEurope association urges delaying proposed ban; also, all lamp sales value is set to peak by 2018, then fall.

04 Dec 14
Corning to buy Samsung's fiber-optic unit

Acquisition will support optical communications growth in Asia, says the US-headquartered firm.

03 Dec 14
OmniVision steady as India emerges

Maker of image sensors beats sales target in latest quarter; launches new stacked-die designs for higher-resolution cameras.

26 Nov 14
FLIR claims win in long-running Raytheon dispute

Jury verdict in Texas court clears infrared imaging company of infringing trade secrets.

25 Nov 14
M/A-COM targets expansion with $230M BinOptics deal

Laser diodes made by Ithaca company much in-demand for data centers and from growing silicon photonics sector.

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