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07 May 14
Oclaro hammered on below-par results

Stock down 40 per cent on weak results and contract manufacturing issues.

06 May 14
Trumpf makes rapid return to 3D printing

Laser giant sets up joint venture with Italy's Sisma to develop a 3D printer for mass production of metal components.

06 May 14
Record bookings for JDSU laser unit

Fiber laser upgrade and Time-Bandwidth addition help to offset temporary dip in demand for gesture recognition products.

02 May 14
II-VI struggle with Oclaro integration continues

Acquisition of the active optical component manufacturing units throws up 'a number of challenges'.

01 May 14
Newport boosted by Ophir contribution

Subsidiary delivers record-breaking figures for quarterly sales, operating income and margin.

01 May 14
Coherent building laser for 'pain-free' dentistry

Record quarterly bookings for the laser firm, which will supply a new 9 µm source to Convergent Dental.

30 Apr 14
Expanding IPG hails efficiency drive

Fiber laser giant buys two more buildings in Massachusetts; CEO says new IPG systems outperform direct-diode rivals on efficiency.

29 Apr 14
FLIR targets 'infrared everywhere'

Government spending squeeze limits sales growth as company looks to attract consumers with new low-cost thermal imaging products.

24 Apr 14
ESI warns of wider losses

Results for the laser micromachining company's closing quarter of fiscal 2014 will be worse than forecast.

23 Apr 14
Cree drops acquisition hints

Cash-rich LED maker looking at strategic investments while pushing technology to new performance levels.

23 Apr 14
Solar Frontier ponders New York expansion

Memorandum of understanding raises possibility of thin-film solar panel maker locating research and manufacturing activity in the US.

22 Apr 14
Rockley Photonics closes 'several million dollar' first funding round

Bookham founder Andrew Rickman attracts big bucks to develop silicon photonics-based comms system.

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