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Oerlikon Buys Exitech

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2007
Oerlikon Corp. Ltd. of Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has acquired the technology, staff and equipment of Exitech Ltd. of Yarnton, UK. The former concern will use the British company’s knowledge and nano- and microlaser systems for scribing and other applications in its solar and wafer processing and optics business units.

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