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12 Feb 14
Oxford Instruments completes Andor takeover

Acquisition process began with rebuffed proposal back in July 2013.

10 Feb 14
Laser sales set to grow with recovering economies

Seminar in San Francisco hears that sensing applications will be a key growth driver in the coming years.

07 Feb 14
Flir sees new markets ahead

Defense sales slip but smartphone application should drive growth and awareness.

07 Feb 14
Rofin hit by fall in marking and micro-applications

Quarterly sales lower but development of new fiber laser modules stays on track.

05 Feb 14
Oclaro strengthens balance sheet with refocused portfolio

Continued progress in turnaround plan keeps cash generation top of the agenda.

31 Jan 14
JDSU adds to portfolio and predicts new applications

A micromachining acquisition and big plans for gesture-recognition show health of optics segments.

31 Jan 14
Osram stays focused as currency effects bite

Restructuring and rise in SSL revenues assist performance in challenging environment.

30 Jan 14
French ministers visit booming Amplitude Systèmes

Growth at French femtosecond laser maker acknolwledged by government trio.

30 Jan 14
Coherent lands huge excimer deal

Strong orders for lasers in flat-panel displays, ophthalmology and glass processing offset 'lackluster' revenues in latest quarter.

29 Jan 14
II-VI profit hit by Oclaro acquisitions

Disappointing sales as customers pulled forward their Oclaro orders ahead of recent acquisitions.

28 Jan 14
Lux predicts optics boom as LED lighting market beds in

'Huge opportunity' for secondary optics as overall sector grows by more than an order of magnitude over next decade to $25 billion.

27 Jan 14
KLA-Tencor adapts to EUV push-out

CEO Rick Wallace sees semiconductor manufacturers gearing up for interim multi-patterning alternative.

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