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06 Nov 13
Apple's alchemy turns sapphire into US manufacturing jobs

Market for sapphire is booming as smart phones adopt the scratch-proof gemstone.

06 Nov 13
GSI swings to profit as sales of laser scanners climb

'Lightning II' scanners selling strongly but GSI scales back its ambitions in the fiber laser sector.

05 Nov 13
Sofradir switches HQ to Palaiseau

Infrared detector manufacturer shifts headquarters from Chatenay-Malabry to Palaiseau*.

04 Nov 13
Electro Scientific falls on glass delays

Supplier of laser microfabrication systems sees 18 per cent wiped off its stock price as demand lull continues.

01 Nov 13
IPG Photonics sees gains from additive manufacturing boom

Sales of high-power fiber lasers up strongly as firm reports customer interest in applications from 3D manufacturing to Arctic ice-breaking.

01 Nov 13
First Solar rockets on efficiency drive

Maker of thin-film CdTe solar panels sees stock rise sharply on new bookings and technological progress.

31 Oct 13
Newport bounces on semiconductor optimism

Stock rises as the photonics company recovers from early-2013 woes.

31 Oct 13
Coherent hits long-term high

Stock price at highest level in more than a decade as the laser vendor beats sales target in latest financial quarter.

30 Oct 13
Apple phones boost sapphire demand

Sapphire specialist Rubicon Technology benefits from new fingerprint recognition system as it predicts a wider recovery in 2014.

28 Oct 13
Soraa hires Jeff Parker as CEO

Seasoned technology executive with strong track record in lighting and photonics joins LED lighting pioneer.

25 Oct 13
FLIR details site closures as US government sales evaporate

Confusion over the ongoing impact of sequestration behind lowered sales guidance at imaging company.

23 Oct 13
Sales, profits up sharply at Cree

CEO of the LED maker hails impact of its consumer light bulbs, launched less than a year ago.

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