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03 Apr 14
Average LED lamp price drops 9% in one year

Combination of Chinese production, improved performance and fierce competition drives down unit costs.

02 Apr 14
NASA hands key laser comms contract to ITT Space Systems

ITT wins 15-month contract to build key elements of the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration project.

01 Apr 14
Luxexcel invests in new production site

Multi-million euro investment will support batch production of tens of thousands of 'printed-on-demand' optical components.

01 Apr 14
Andor promotes engineering chief to lead role

Gary Wilmot succeeds Conor Walsh, who is stepping down following the recent Oxford Instruments takeover.

26 Mar 14
Thorlabs goes ultrafast in Michigan

New business unit in Ann Arbor will focus on lasers, modulators and subsystems initially.

25 Mar 14
Jenoptik shares at decade-high as net debt shrinks

Another year of steady growth expected as strong cash generation helps reduce net debt by millions of euros.

21 Mar 14
Investors like First Solar outlook

Updated financial guidance, capacity expansion and an accelerated technology roadmap send stock up 20%.

19 Mar 14
Standards and VC trends on the agenda at Photonics Europe

SPIE’s biennial conference and show in Brussels features an expanded industrial program for 2014.

12 Mar 14
GSI finds buyer for Continuum laser business

Scientific laser unit set to be sold for just $7.5 million, pending due diligence.

12 Mar 14
EPIA: 37GW of solar capacity added in 2013 but new EU targets needed

European Photovoltaic Industry Association believes cumulative peak solar capacity now stands at around 137GW.

11 Mar 14
IPG set to ramp laser diode production again

Fiber laser company orders another high-volume epitaxial growth system from Veeco Instruments.

07 Mar 14
Finisar climbs to all-time sales record

Revenues of $294 million in the latest period represented the company’s sixth consecutive quarter of growth.

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