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Navitar Purchases Special Optics

Photonics Spectra
Mar 2008
Navitar Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., a designer and distributor of optics and optomechanical assemblies for machine vision and digital projection, has bought Special Optics of Wharton, N.J. The latter is a provider of custom optical and electro-optical solutions for markets including semiconductor metrology, laser projection, unmanned vehicles and missile tracking. The acquisition is expected to increase Navitar’s lens manufacturing and volume production capabilities.

GLOSSARY
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
Businessdigital projectionindustriallight speedmachine visionmetrologyoptomechanical assemblies

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