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15 Jan 14
CyberOptics buys laser scanning specialist

US provider of sensors and inspection equipment to the semiconductor industry set to acquire Minneapolis neighbor Laser Design Inc.

14 Jan 14
Rebellion Photonics closes on $10.4 million new funding

Wall Street start-up award-winner 2013 wins substantial Series A funding to commercialize its gas cameras.

14 Jan 14
Luxexcel expanding again after latest venture round

Netherlands-based firm offers a 3D printing process for ‘digital’ manufacturing of optical components.

13 Jan 14
Thales contracted to develop new laser designation pod

Series production anticipated in 2018 after French defense agency makes contract award.

10 Jan 14
Finisar looks beyond 100G data rates as it snaps up u2t Photonics

$27M cash-plus-debt deal sees German maker of high-speed detectors become part of the Californian component firm.

07 Jan 14
NKT licenses fiber technology to PicoQuant

Photonic crystal fibers to appear in PicoQuant's new supercontinuum lasers.

07 Jan 14
Zeiss buys US intraocular lens specialist Aaren Scientific

German optics giant broadens its portfolio in the cataract surgery sector.

03 Jan 14
IR sensor maker Pyreos lands $4M, hires new CEO

Investment by venture groups and Scottish Investment Bank to support global expansion.

02 Jan 14
Ascent Solar finalizes China fab deal

Updated $32.5M agreement to finance construction of thin-film PV manufacturing facility in Suqian.

20 Dec 13
Asia-Pacific to dominate 2014 PV demand, says Solarbuzz

Analyst firm tips Thailand to join China, Japan, Australia, and India as the major markets in the region.

18 Dec 13
First Solar passes 4GW mark in Europe

Latest 48MW deal in France pushes firm's installed capacity in the continent past new milestone.

13 Dec 13
Report: silicon to play major role in LED production

IHS predicts rapid transition to GaN-on-silicon LED manufacture for backlighting and some general lighting applications.

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