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06 Aug 14
Gooch & Housego sets up CEO succession

After more than a decade heading up the UK optics firm, Gareth Jones is set to switch to chairman duties.

06 Aug 14
Project delays hit First Solar sales

Earnings pushed back but the PV giant points to strong bookings and a new CdTe cell efficiency record.

05 Aug 14
UK engineering group buys major stake in ProPhotonix

Yorkshire-based 600 Group, which sells laser marking equipment, acquires a 26.3% stake in the photonic module maker.

05 Aug 14
Lumenis ups guidance as aesthetic market strengthens

Product sales climb 10% in second quarter at the Israeli medical laser company.

04 Aug 14
e2v buys Spanish imaging firm

Fast-growing Seville company Innovaciones Microelectronicas, better known as Anafocus, designs CMOS image sensors.

31 Jul 14
Buoyant Newport targets precision machining with V-Gen deal

Award-winning Israeli developer of fiber lasers set to boost Spectra-Physics portfolio.

31 Jul 14
Sapphire delay hits Coherent figures

But the laser firm posts more strong bookings and hints at new acquisition activity.

29 Jul 14
Progress on UV conversion at IPG

Fiber laser company reports yet another record quarter as sales and margins rise strongly.

29 Jul 14
Bruker snaps up super-resolution microscopy firm

University of Utah spin-out Vutara acquired by the scientific instrumentation giant.

28 Jul 14
3S Photonics in receivership

Private equity owner Eurazeo seeks a buyer for the French maker of optoelectronic components.

24 Jul 14
Commercial sales up at FLIR Systems

But the thermal imaging giant reports an overall slowdown in sales following its restructuring.

24 Jul 14
Sales and orders rise strongly at Trumpf

Preliminary figures from the machine tool and laser company show order growth of 16 per cent.

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