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30 Jan 15
Coherent confident of second-half rebound

Stock price of the laser company rises sharply despite a drop in bookings.

29 Jan 15
ESI posts loss, details China plans

Laser micromachining equipment firm recently acquired Wuhan Topwin Optoelectronics.

28 Jan 15
II-VI buoyed by bookings growth

Component maker's stock price jumps 15% on news of stronger earnings and a record backlog.

28 Jan 15
European photonics industry back to growth in 2014

Sector production value rose 3% to €60 billion, says Optech Consulting.

27 Jan 15
Corning acquires assets of imaging specialist NovaSol

Acquisition follows glass and diversified optics giant's last month's purchase of Samsung's fiber optics business.

27 Jan 15
Universal Display, LG Display sign OLED patent license agreements

Longtime partners agree 7-year deal to trade technology and patent info, allowing LG to make and sell OLED display products.

27 Jan 15
Philips signs 'largest street lighting upgrade'

Transformation of Madrid's entire street lighting system will see nearly a quarter of a million luminaires replaced by Philips.

22 Jan 15
Industrial laser systems set for ‘continued significant growth’ - analyst

Global sales of lasers for materials processing in 2014 will have grown by 8% to $11.6bn, says Optech Consulting.

22 Jan 15
Shanghai investment cash boosts LightPath

Optics firm wants to invest in the expansion of its own Chinese operations.

21 Jan 15
ASML finishes year on a high

Lithography company posts record sales and a sharp increase in profit.

19 Jan 15
Soitec considers its CPV options

100 jobs already lost as operations in San Diego are cut; more restructuring to follow as firm refocuses on electronics.

15 Jan 15
18 picked for Startup Challenge semi-final

Fledgling photonics technologies represented include a laser mass spectrometer, sensors for autonomous driving and a remote glucose monitor.

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