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26 Oct 15
Ultratech reduces workforce by 10%

Lithography and laser annealing system vendor blames economic uncertainty and 'capacity issues' affecting the semiconductor industry.

26 Oct 15
Lumileds sale threatened by US authority 'concerns'

Committee on Foreign Investment in the US could scupper deal to sell Philips' San Jose-based LED lighting subsidiary.

21 Oct 15
Trumpf: EUV technology 'in decisive stage'

Laser giant reports 17% rise in laser technology sales for latest financial year; expects 'major orders' for EUV soon.

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.

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