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  • PerkinElmer Buys LED Maker
Feb 2009
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 3, 2009 – Health sciences and photonics company PerkinElmer Inc. announced today that it is acquiring Opto Technology Inc., a Wheeling, Ill.-based supplier of LED-based lighting components and subsystems, for an undisclosed amount.

PerkinElmer said the acquisition adds optical subsystems to its portfolio of high-brightness LED components, strengthening the company’s ability to provide environmentally friendly LED products to OEMs through its Environmental Health business for medical, analytical instrumentation and industrial applications.

“The addition of Opto Technology expands PerkinElmer’s presence in the solid-state specialty lighting marketplace and broadens the portfolio of LED subsystem capabilities that we can provide to our OEM customers,” said David Nislick, president of the company's Illumination and Detection Solutions business.

“A core part of our mission has been designing energy-efficient lighting systems that make the world a brighter, healthier, safer and greener place to live. We are delighted that there is such clear synergy with PerkinElmer’s strategic focus,” said Thomas Hegberg, president and CEO of Opto Technology.

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The general term for the application of light to a subject. It should not be used in place of the specific quantity illuminance.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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