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06 Mar 14
Global photonics sales to 'beat global GDP growth by 50%'

VDMA's Photonics Congress forecasts rapid growth of the sector in Germany and beyond.

06 Mar 14
US photovoltaics installations up 41% in 2013

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association report nearly 4.8GW of new PV capacity came on line last year.

04 Mar 14
Lighting shift to slash energy consumption - IHS

Energy used for general illumination set to plummet by a quarter between now and the end of the decade.

28 Feb 14
Rofin to commercialize FiLaser technology

Deal with Portland, Oregon, developer of cutting processes for brittle materials expected to close in March.

27 Feb 14
Sales of optical splitters, fiber sensors set for significant growth

FTTH deployment dominates the PLC splitter market, while military and aerospace still taking lion’s share of sensors.

26 Feb 14
HelioVolt halts operations as investor SK pulls plug

Another developer of CIGS-based thin-film solar technology hits troubled waters.

26 Feb 14
TSI buys Raman specialist Enwave Optronics

Deal expands Minnesota company’s spectroscopy instrumentation offering.

20 Feb 14
Rubicon: sapphire demand 'rebounding'

The sapphire boule manufacturer adds core capacity as adoption of LED solid-state lighting boosts momentum.

19 Feb 14
Photonics Industries expands sites in China and US

Also launches new ultraviolet nanosecond laser.

18 Feb 14
GSI to splash $93.5M on Jadak Technologies acquisition

Machine vision and barcode scanner firm will add significantly to GSI's presence in the medical sector.

18 Feb 14
IPG optimistic on systems and 3D printing

Fiber laser manufacturer posts another sharp increase in sales revenues for fiscal year 2013.

14 Feb 14
Lumenis set for $100M-plus Nasdaq share offering

The Israel-based manufacturer of medical laser systems files to list 6.25 million shares on the US technology exchange.

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