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Shareholding in Suss MicroOptics Increases to 100 Percent

Photonics.com
May 2012
GARCHING, Germany, May 30, 2012 — Süss MicroTec AG announced that it has increased its shareholding in Suss MicroOptics SA of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, from 85 percent to 100 percent.

“By acquiring 100 percent of Suss MicroOptics, we have undertaken another step toward streamlining our organizational structure and have tied the company, which masters key technologies for us, close to the Süss MicroTec group,” said Frank P. Averdung, president and CEO of Süss MicroTec.

Suss MicroOptics manufactures high-quality refractive and diffractive micro-optics. Its manufacturing techniques are based on 200-mm quartz and silicon wafer technology.

Süss MicroTec supplies equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets.

For more information, visit: www.suss.com


GLOSSARY
micro-optics
Tiny (less than 2 mm in diameter) lenses, beamsplitters and other optical components used, for example, in endoscopes or microscopes or to focus light from semiconductor lasers and optical fibers.
photonics
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...
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