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Excelitas Technologies secures Lumen Dynamics

Industrial Photonics
Apr 2014
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 13, 2013 — Optoelectronics maker Excelitas Technologies said it is strengthening its UV and LED capabilities by acquiring privately held Lumen Dynamics, the company announced Tuesday.

Founded in 1984 and based in Ontario, Canada, Lumen provides lamp- and LED-based UV curing and fluorescence illumination systems under the OmniCure and X-Cite brands. The combined companies will deliver an expanded range of customized fiber optic UV and LED solutions and specialty lighting products for OEMs in electronics/optoelectronics, digital printing, medical device and life science applications, Excelitas said.

"Excelitas is now poised to expand our penetration of the high-growth UV-curing markets and address an even wider range of demanding medical and industrial applications," said Excelitas CEO David Nislick. The acquisition also broadens the company’s portfolio of offerings to the fluorescence illumination and microscopy markets, he added.

Lumen Dynamics is Excelitas' fourth acquisition since it formed in late 2010, the company said. In October, Excelitas completed its acquisition of Qioptiq. In 2012, it acquired high-voltage power supplier Kaiser Systems and lamp manufacturer Carsan Engineering.

Terms of the Lumen Dynamics deal are not being disclosed.

For more information, visit: www.excelitas.com 



GLOSSARY
fluorescence
The emission of light or other electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths by a substance as a result of the absorption of some other radiation of shorter wavelengths, provided the emission continues only as long as the stimulus producing it is maintained. In other words, fluorescence is the luminescence that persists for less than about 10-8 s after excitation.
optoelectronics
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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