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13 Aug 14
Cree's annual sales jump 19%

But the solid-state lighting company's stock falls by 10% after a modest financial outlook.

13 Aug 14
Fiber laser sales up sharply at JDSU

Japanese machine tool partner Amada said to be enthusiastic about second-generation product.

11 Aug 14
Biolase begins new chapter as former CEO departs

New management team at dental laser firm welcomes resignation of Federico Pignatelli.

11 Aug 14
CMOSIS buys Portuguese imaging firm

Acquisition of AWAIBA made possible by earlier private-equity purchase of the IMEC spin-off.

08 Aug 14
China rebound aids Rofin laser sales

'Clear recovery' in demand for machine tools from the world’s key manufacturing location, says CEO Günther Braun.

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.

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