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Veeco (VECO) Sells Metrology Business To Bruker Corporation

Veeco Instruments just announced that it will be selling its metrology business, Veeco Metrology, to Bruker Corporation in order to focus on building its LED, solar and data storage businesses.

In a John R. Peeler, Veeco’s Chief Executive Officer, explained the rationale for selling Veeco Metrology:

“We believe the sale of Metrology will allow us to accelerate our progress developing new products, gaining share, and aligning with key customers in markets with large growth opportunities, … Read the rest

First Solar (FSLR) Guides 2010 Revenues Above Street, Capacity To Expand 50%

After the bell today First Solar (FSLR) issued guidance for next year with revenues expected to come in between $2.7 – $2.9 billion and EPS between $6.05 – $6.85/share.  The Street was expecting $2.4 billion in revenues and a $6.55/share EPS, so about in line on the EPS side but more optimistic on the revenue side.  The company plans to invest $365 million in two production plants in Malaysia (again, so much for green energy … Read the rest

MEMC Electronics Slashes Q4 Revenue Outlook Again By 20%

It was a very good day for solar stocks, particularly for First Solar (FSLR) which surged above its 50 day moving average for the first time in 4 months and continues to look like it put in a bottom down there around 100.  I said on October 31st, that if you can get it anywhere close to 100, it’s one heck of a buy.. now I think if you can get it close to … Read the rest

JA Solar Holdings Co, Ltd (JASO) Revises Guidance

JA Solar announced it is revising it’s guidance for the 4th quarter based on the economic slowdown.

Previously, the company had predicted revenue of RMB 1.3 billion or $191.5 million to RMB 1.5 billion or $220.9 million. However. JA Solar has reduced that expectation to about RMB 843 million or $124 million. The company still expects to earn a gross margin of between 5 to 7 percent and expects to break even on earnings/ADS.

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