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  • AMS Technologies Acquires Azpect Photonics
Jan 2012
MUNICH, Jan. 18, 2012 — AMS Technologies AG will acquire Sweden-based Azpect Photonics AB, creating the largest pan-European provider of products for optical, power and thermal management technologies, AMS said this week. Specific terms were not disclosed.

The contract was signed during AMS Technologies’ annual European sales meeting in Bad Kohlgrub, Germany, at the Guggenberg Alm. From left to right: Anders Frisk (Azpect), Jan Meise (AMS Technologies), Mikael Hell and Patrik Frihlén (Azpect), Knut Pogost (AMS Technologies), Per Skande (Azpect) and Philipp Weber (AMS Technologies). (Image: AMS Technologies)

Founded in 1994, Azpect Photonics is the largest supplier of photonics equipment such as lasers, optics, spectroscopy products and OEM components to the Nordic market. Based outside Munich, AMS Technologies provides optical, power and thermal management products to the renewable energy, medical, defense & aerospace, telecom & datacom, research & scientific markets, and various other industrial segments.

"Our Nordic team is very excited to be part of AMS' pan-European network," said Anders Frisk, founder of Azpect Photonics AB. "Expanding our technology offering will enable us to create innovative solutions for both our research and scientific as well as OEM customers."

The original founders and the local Nordic sales, application engineering and service employees will continue to serve the combined customer base, AMS said. An additional engineer with a PhD will also be hired.

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