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04 Mar 14
Lighting shift to slash energy consumption - IHS

Energy used for general illumination set to plummet by a quarter between now and the end of the decade.

28 Feb 14
Rofin to commercialize FiLaser technology

Deal with Portland, Oregon, developer of cutting processes for brittle materials expected to close in March.

27 Feb 14
Sales of optical splitters, fiber sensors set for significant growth

FTTH deployment dominates the PLC splitter market, while military and aerospace still taking lion’s share of sensors.

26 Feb 14
HelioVolt halts operations as investor SK pulls plug

Another developer of CIGS-based thin-film solar technology hits troubled waters.

26 Feb 14
TSI buys Raman specialist Enwave Optronics

Deal expands Minnesota company’s spectroscopy instrumentation offering.

20 Feb 14
Rubicon: sapphire demand 'rebounding'

The sapphire boule manufacturer adds core capacity as adoption of LED solid-state lighting boosts momentum.

19 Feb 14
Photonics Industries expands sites in China and US

Also launches new ultraviolet nanosecond laser.

18 Feb 14
GSI to splash $93.5M on Jadak Technologies acquisition

Machine vision and barcode scanner firm will add significantly to GSI's presence in the medical sector.

18 Feb 14
IPG optimistic on systems and 3D printing

Fiber laser manufacturer posts another sharp increase in sales revenues for fiscal year 2013.

14 Feb 14
Lumenis set for $100M-plus Nasdaq share offering

The Israel-based manufacturer of medical laser systems files to list 6.25 million shares on the US technology exchange.

14 Feb 14
Microelectronics and 3D printing bolster Newport’s order book

Strong start to 2014 for the photonics company as the semiconductor capital equipment purchasing cycle ticks up.

13 Feb 14
Germany’s VDMA predicts positive prospects for machine vision

National market expected to grow by 5% in 2014; Frankfurt roundtable assesses global opportunities.

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