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Rockwell to Acquire Segment of Cedes

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2008
Rockwell Automation Inc. of Milwaukee has agreed to acquire the safety and automation business of Cedes AG of Landquart, Switzerland. The segment is a supplier of safety and measuring light curtains as well as of other optoelectronics, control units and accessories for industrial applications. The acquisition is expected to be completed by midyear.

Electromagnetic radiation detectable by the eye, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 750 nm. In photonic applications light can be considered to cover the nonvisible portion of the spectrum which includes the ultraviolet and the infrared.
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
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