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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.

12 Dec 13
Horizon 2020 to splash €700 m on photonics research and development

52% boost for EC investment compared to FP7, as photonics and organic electronics projects move center stage.

12 Dec 13
Zeiss inches to new sales record

Giant optics firm reports sales of nearly €4.2 billion in latest fiscal year, but profits shrink.

11 Dec 13
Oxford Instruments, Andor agree £176M cash deal

Higher offer accepted by Andor after the imaging specialist initially spurned Oxford’s advances.

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