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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.

24 Nov 14
TSMC orders production EUV systems

First production order should see systems delivered next year and enter volume manufacturing in 2016-2017.

21 Nov 14
Orders back on the up at Inrad Optics

Lower operating costs and an SBIR Phase III contract lift prospects at the New Jersey company.

20 Nov 14
Concept Laser opens US subsidiary in Dallas

Expansion into North America on the back of growing demand for laser additive manufacturing systems.

19 Nov 14
Organic PV firm Eight19 lands £1M

Investment should help the Cambridge University spin-out develop its production technology.

14 Nov 14
ESI heads to China with $18M acquisition

Laser microfabrication systems specialist set to buy Wuhan-based Topwin Optoelectronics.

13 Nov 14
Rofin up strongly on better margins and bright outlook

Industrial laser firm says further reduction in the cost of its fiber lasers will see it post much higher profits in 2015.

12 Nov 14
Russia sanctions hit Jenoptik sales

But the German company's laser and optical systems segment offsets impact of export restrictions on metrology and defense divisions.

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