Carl Zeiss' medical technologies unit reports stronger sales in all departments despite 'volatile' markets and adverse currency effects.
Two new analyst reports compete to size up the fast-growing sector.
Turnaround story continues as executives report strong start to 2014.
For production of fiber-based systems for OCT and more, also to be sales and support center for Canada.
Stock down 40 per cent on weak results and contract manufacturing issues.
Laser giant sets up joint venture with Italy's Sisma to develop a 3D printer for mass production of metal components.
Fiber laser upgrade and Time-Bandwidth addition help to offset temporary dip in demand for gesture recognition products.
Acquisition of the active optical component manufacturing units throws up 'a number of challenges'.
Subsidiary delivers record-breaking figures for quarterly sales, operating income and margin.
Record quarterly bookings for the laser firm, which will supply a new 9 µm source to Convergent Dental.
Fiber laser giant buys two more buildings in Massachusetts; CEO says new IPG systems outperform direct-diode rivals on efficiency.
Government spending squeeze limits sales growth as company looks to attract consumers with new low-cost thermal imaging products.