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3D-Micromac Creates US Subsidiary

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 1, 2014 — 3D-Micromac AG in Chemnitz, Germany, has created a U.S. subsidiary, 3D-Micromac America LLC, led by laser industry veteran Brian Hoekstra, the former CEO of Applied Photonics Inc.

Prior to founding Applied Photonics, Hoekstra held key positions at NASA, where he led space-based crystal growth projects, and the U.S. Air Force Materials Laboratory, where he performed laser research on a variety of electronic and optical materials.

3D-Micromac America will promote German-manufactured, laser-based micromachining systems for applications including medical devices, semiconductors, photovoltaics, flexible electronic components.

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