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  • Optics Firms Transfer Tech
Feb 2009
ATSUGI, Japan, Feb. 24, 2009 – Communications products maker Anritsu Corp. will transfer selected optical instruments and technology to France-based fiber optic test and measurement (T&M) equipment manufacturer Yenista Optics under an agreement reached Jan. 30. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The instruments and technology relate to laboratory optical products, including tunable lasers (Tunics), a modular platform (Osics), a tunable filter (Xtract), and an optical component tester (MT9820). The agreement guarantees continuity in product support for Anritsu’s customers, the companies say.

“This transfer perfectly fits the long-term strategy of Anritsu, and we are confident that Yenista Optics will continue to support the customers in this area very well,” said Mark Evans, executive vice president of Anritsu. “The transferred products will continue to be fully available through Anritsu’s sales channels and will be gradually transferred to Yenista’s sales channels over the next 12 months.”

As part of the deal, Yenista acquired the corresponding patent portfolio comprising intellectual property on tunable lasers and filters, optical spectrum analyzers, polarization mode dispersion measurement and dense wavelength division multiplexers.

“The deal is an excellent opportunity for Yenista to further expand its T&M business. We added a complete new product line with the lasers and seriously extended our IP,” said Michiel van der Keur, Yenista CEO.

Yenista said it will move manufacturing and R&D from the Paris area to its headquarters in Lannion, France.

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1. With respect to radiation, a device used to attenuate particular wavelengths or frequencies while passing others with relatively no change. 2. See digital filter.
optical component
One or more optical elements – typically cemented together - in an optical system that are treated as a single group; e.g., a beamsplitter, or a cemented doublet or triplet.
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...
See optical spectrum; visible spectrum.
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