VDMA's Photonics Congress forecasts rapid growth of the sector in Germany and beyond.
GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association report nearly 4.8GW of new PV capacity came on line last year.
Energy used for general illumination set to plummet by a quarter between now and the end of the decade.
Deal with Portland, Oregon, developer of cutting processes for brittle materials expected to close in March.
FTTH deployment dominates the PLC splitter market, while military and aerospace still taking lion’s share of sensors.
Another developer of CIGS-based thin-film solar technology hits troubled waters.
Deal expands Minnesota company’s spectroscopy instrumentation offering.
The sapphire boule manufacturer adds core capacity as adoption of LED solid-state lighting boosts momentum.
Also launches new ultraviolet nanosecond laser.
Machine vision and barcode scanner firm will add significantly to GSI's presence in the medical sector.
Fiber laser manufacturer posts another sharp increase in sales revenues for fiscal year 2013.
The Israel-based manufacturer of medical laser systems files to list 6.25 million shares on the US technology exchange.