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07 Nov 11
Solyndra’s lasers sold off at auction

Bankrupt solar firm raises cash through sale of non-core assets, including a wide range of optical equipment.

02 Nov 11
Applied photonics Fraunhofer for Scotland?

Scottish Funding Council document recommends approval of a million-pound contribution to establishing center for photonics innovation in Glasgow.

31 Oct 11
UK and Germany cut solar feed-in tariffs

Germany cuts support by 15% from start of 2012, while the UK proposes a 50% cut for small installations taking effect from next April.

26 Oct 11
Solar tensions spill over into war of words

New SolarWorld-led US coalition slams Chinese rivals over environmental record as war of words escalates.

26 Oct 11
Biophotonics in the spotlight at UK's Photonex 2011

Holographic surgery aids and multispectral assessment of a patient's emotional state were among the topics discussed in Coventry.

25 Oct 11
Fabrinet flood hits optics manufacturing

Chokchai campus of leading contract manufacturer 'under several feet of water'; production unlikely to resume this year.

20 Oct 11
US solar coalition files anti-China petition

SolarWorld and six other unspecified US silicon cell and module manufacturers take case to International Trade Commission.

19 Oct 11
20 photonics companies in 'Cleantech 100' list

The latest annual list of 'up and coming' cleantech ventures features some familiar names, some new faces and one notable absentee.

18 Oct 11
US senator accuses China over solar jobs

Democrat Ron Wyden says that massive state subsidies for cleantech in China are costing jobs in the rest of the world.

05 Oct 11
UK commits to graphene, telescope funding

Additional £50M will aid graphene commercialization, with £3.5M for the European Extremely Large Telescope.

04 Oct 11
Supernova hunters win 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

CCD imaging and state-of-the-art telescopes played a crucial role in discovery of accelerating universe expansion.

30 Sep 11
LED lighting: taking over the foodstore

Semiconductor lighting is widely used in freezer cabinets - now, says Nualight, it is spreading to chiller cabinets and even fresh food displays.

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