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Baumer Appoints Christopher Gostebski Controller
SOUTHINGTON, Conn., Feb. 9, 2016 — Sensor manufacturer Baumer Ltd. has appointed Christopher Gostebski its financial controller. Gostebski joins Baumer from Stanley Black & Decker. He has also held various positions in accounting, finance, analysis and supply chain management at United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt and Whitney subsidiary. He attended Hartford University and Central Connecticut State University. Baumer is a manufacturer of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments and automated image-processing

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Rudolph Receives Lithography Order
FLANDERS, N.J., Feb. 8, 2016 — Rudolph Technologies Inc. has announced an order for its JetStep lithography system from an outsourced assembly and test facility. The customer's name and financial terms of the order were not disclosed. Selected for the industry’s first...
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Coordinate Metrology Society Offers Laser Tracker Certification
WEATHERFORD, Texas, Jan. 20, 2016 — The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) will offer a Level-Two Certification program for laser trackers at their annual conference, July 25-26, in Nashville, Tenn. CMS said it will be the metrology industry's first hands-on performance examination...

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Optical Resonators Probed with Ion Beams
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 27, 2015 — Ion beams can subtly measure and adjust the performance of microscale optical resonators, a finding that could help refine production of such cavities for applications in sensing and quantum computing. Researchers at the National Institute of...
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Computer Chips Measured Using Optical Scatterfield Technique
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 7, 2015 — Using a microscope that combines standard through-the-lens viewing with scatterfield imaging techniques, researchers have accurately measured patterned features on a silicon wafer 30 times smaller than the wavelength of light. The achievement...

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Hübner Acquires Cobolt, Expanding Test and Measurement, Process Control Business
KASSEL, Germany, Dec. 7, 2016 — The Hübner Group has acquired Cobolt AB, a supplier of lasers for analytical instrumentation applications based in Stockholm. Financial terms of the sale, which was completed Dec. 4, were not disclosed. Hübner board member Ingolf...
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LightPath Predicts Revenue Growth in 2016
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22, 2015 — Optical components producer LightPath Technologies Inc. predicts continued sales growth after executing a new global strategy in fiscal 2015. Revenue for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, totaled approximately $13.66 million, up 15 percent...

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Detector Seeks Better LED Photometry Results
HELSINKI, Sept. 22, 2015 — A new photometric device could improve the relative uncertainty in measuring the luminous efficacy of LEDs from approximately 5 percent today to 1 percent in the future. Photometers used by lamp manufacturers are largely produced and calibrated...
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ESI, TZI Partner for Microchip Testing
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 3, 2015 — Electro Scientific Industries Inc., a developer of laser-based micromachining equipment, has partnered with Tian Zheng Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. (TZI) to design and manufacture a set of multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) testing solutions for...

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SPIE Recognizes Fraunhofer Metrology Researchers
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Aug. 12, 2015 — Five researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) of Jena, Germany, have received the Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize for work on optical metrology. SPIE, the international society for optics and...
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Konica Minolta Eyes Automated Inspection Market with Acquisition of Radiant Vision Systems
TOKYO, June 24, 2015 — Konica Minolta Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Radiant Vision Systems LLC of Redmond, Wash., a provider of test and measurement equipment for the flat panel display industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is...

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Aicon 3D Completes Acquisition of Breuckmann
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, June 4, 2015 — Optical metrology firm Aicon 3D Systems GmbH has completed the acquisition of scanner manufacturer Breuckmann GmbH of Meersburg. Aicon acquired 100 percent of Breuckmann's shares in 2012 and first continued it as wholly owned subsidiary. Since...
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Weiss Named General Manager of Gooch & Housego's Orlando Facility
ORLANDO, Fla., June 4, 2015 — Frank Weiss has been named general manager for Gooch & Housego PLC's operations in Orlando. Previously Weiss was vice president of advanced systems at Emcore, with business responsibility for R&D, operations and marketing of advanced...

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Mitutoyo Opens Massachusetts Facility
AURORA, Ill., May 7, 2015 — Mitutoyo America Corp. has opened a new M3 Solution Center in Marlborough, Mass. The new 7600-sqaure-foot facility is designed for product demonstrations and customer assistance, as well as product and educational training seminars. "Our goal is...
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Faro Acquires Kubit, Opens New Manufacturing Plant
LAKE MARY, Fla., March 9, 2015 — Laser-scanning company Faro has acquired another softwave firm and opened a new manufacturing plant. For an undisclosed price, Faro acquired Kubit GmbH of Dresden, Germany, and U.S. distributor Kubit USA Inc. Kubit provides hardware-independent...

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CyberOptics Looks to Break Even in 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2015 — Optical metrology firm CyberOptics Corp. said it expects sales growth of at least 10 percent and a break-even operating result in the year ahead after introducing new products and cutting losses in 2014. Full-year revenues totaled $46.5 million,...
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Prism Award Winners Recognized at Photonics West
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2015 — From 3-D printed optics to novel laser systems to mobile medical diagnostics and chemical sensors, nine cutting-edge products were recognized Wednesday during the Photonics West trade show with Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. Sponsored by...

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Spectroscopic Test Improves Photonic Chips
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov. 26, 2014 — A technique called ultrafast photomodulation spectroscopy (UPMS) could help not only with testing and characterization of photonic chips, but in making them more reliable and robust. Made from silicon, photonic chips are a key component in the...
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Radiant Zemax Sells Optical Design Software Business
REDMOND, Washington, Oct. 29, 2014 — Radiant Zemax will sell its Zemax optical design software business unit to Arlington Capital Partners. The sale price was not disclosed. Vice President Dr. Mark Nicholson, has been named CEO of the stand-alone Zemax business. The Radiant side of...

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German Photonics Forum Adds New Leaders
FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 14, 2014 — The Photonics Forum of the German Engineering Association (VDMA) recently added four new members to its steering committee. The new members are: Bernd Lange of LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Dr. Armin Renneisen of Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH, Dr....
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LightPath Caps ‘Year of Investment’
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 — LightPath Technologies Inc. closed the books on fiscal 2014 June 30 with a net loss of $313,000 following what it called “a year of investment in our future.” The loss compared with net income of $215,000 in fiscal 2013. Fourth-quarter...

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Yenista Opens US Office
LANNION, France, Aug. 12, 2014 — Yenista Optics has opened a sales support and repair center in Newbury Park, Calif. The office will support Yenista’s test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers developing silicon photonic and dense wavelength division multiplexing...
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Faro Reports Profits, Acquires Software Firm
LAKE MARY, Fla., July 31, 2014 — Faro Technologies Inc. recently announced strong earnings and sales results, as well as a new acquisition. The 3-D measurement and imaging firm’s net income increased 74.3 percent to $6.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 from $3.6...

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Army Develops Multiwavelength Laser, Countermeasure
ADELPHI, Md., July 29, 2014 — A new optical system aims to protect soldiers using magnification optics against eye-damaging multiwavelength lasers. Developed by a team from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the device is...
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Hexagon Acquires Vero Software
STOCKHOLM, July 22, 2014 — Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has acquired Vero Software. Vero, of Cheltenham, England, produces computer-aided manufacturing software that will be integrated into Hexagon’s new metrology...






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