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10 Dec 13
China's crowded LED lighting market ripens for consolidation

Analyst predicts $7.4BN market by 2017 and an increased focus on research and development.

09 Dec 13
EOS and 3D Micromac set up micro laser sintering venture

New company called 3D MicroPrint will target applications in the automotive, medical and jewelry industries.

05 Dec 13
Zeiss Meditec hits growth target

Photonics-based medical technology company’s annual revenues top €900 million.

04 Dec 13
Private equity group buys CMOSIS

Belgium-based fabless developer of CMOS image sensors set to sold to equity giant TA Associates.

04 Dec 13
Omnivision sees competition intensify

Developer of image sensors remains subject to volatile end market demand.

03 Dec 13
Analyst: solar electricity competitive with natural gas by 2025

Lux Research expects hybrid gas/solar technologies to mitigate intermittency of the renewable resource.

02 Dec 13
Andor rebuffs 'disappointing' Oxford takeover bid

Board of imaging firm recommends increased dividend while it seeks a higher offer.

29 Nov 13
Gooch & Housego expands again with Constelex deal

Acquisition of Greek developer of photonic systems strengthens space and satellite communications activity.

29 Nov 13
Universal Display hooks up with Philips for OLED lighting

Collaboration with German subsidiary to evaluate phosphorescent OLEDs for solid-state lighting.

27 Nov 13
Bioaxial wins €1.9M funding for fluorescence microscopy

French start-up to market super-resolved imaging instruments for life sciences sector in 2014.

26 Nov 13
Pixium raises €15M for retinal implant development

Sofinnova Partners becomes largest investor in French start-up working on systems to restore sight to the blind.

25 Nov 13
UK solar cell maker G24i restarts production

G24i resumes production, research and development of photosynthesis-inspired cells in new premises in South Wales.

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