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01 Sep 15
New CEO slashes GTAT workforce by 40%

Provider of furnaces for manufacturing sapphire expects to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings in the first quarter of 2016.

28 Aug 15
OmniVision ticks down on China volatility

Image sensor firm issues conservative financial guidance in wake of stock market fluctuations.

26 Aug 15
Boston spin-out RayVio to ramp deep-UV LED production

Company closed $9.3 million series B round of financing earlier this year.

26 Aug 15
Heidelberg licenses swept-source OCT tech

Exclusive global deal grants rights to 77 patents and applications for the novel approach in ophthalmology.

25 Aug 15
Optical WDM metro market hits ‘record level’

Research by Dell'Oro Group says Ciena, Huawei, and ZTE have captured half the market.

25 Aug 15
TSMC pulls plug on CIGS solar effort

Even the giant semiconductor foundry cannot find a way to sell modules based on the thin-film PV material profitably.

24 Aug 15
NKT sells Vytran subsidiary to Thorlabs

US firm continues its recent expansion with acquisition of fiber fusing specialist.

20 Aug 15
SPIE ups value of global photonics trade to $182 billion

Revisions to market analysis boost overall annual sales figures, with increased business observed in China.

19 Aug 15
Network equipment spend in Europe up 8% over 2014

European sales lift in Q2 2015 the only bright spot in an otherwise flat market for optical hardware, says analyst IHS.

14 Aug 15
Transmode shareholders OK Infinera deal

Acquisition of Swedish firm specializing in metro optical communications technology now set to close August 20.

12 Aug 15
Restructuring costs push Cree into the red

LED sales plummet nearly 40% year-on-year as the chip maker posts an annual loss for the first time in more than a decade.

12 Aug 15
Lumentum execs anticipate fiber laser rebound

JDSU optics and photonics spin-off projects first financial quarter as a standalone company.

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