6 May 2009

Cambridge Technology and General Scanning Combine Operations

The two market and technology leaders in precision optical scanning have joined to bring the best of both worlds to the optical scanning marketplace. Both Cambridge Technology and General Scanning have held a leading position in the market through innovation, technological strength, economies of mass production, and a strong emphasis on customer support. “The combined company now provides our customers with the best technology, the best application knowledge, the best range of products from galvos to solutions, and this makes Cambridge Technology your best long term OEM partner” remarked Redmond Aylward, President, Cambridge Technology. “We have exciting new products in development now that are the result of our combined technology teams and we look forward to introducing these new solutions in the coming months”.

The combined company will still be Cambridge Technology, Inc., and will operate as an independent subsidiary of the GSI Group Corporation. Cambridge Technology, Inc. will continue to manufacture and support all General Scanning and Cambridge Technology products and brands without exception and without interruption.

About Cambridge Technology - Cambridge Technology, Inc. is the market leader in closed-loop, galvanometer based optical scanning components and supporting products. These products provide superior scanning performance to a wide variety of applications including laser marking, engraving, drilling, machining and treating, biomedical applications in Ophthalmology, DNA sequencing, and Confocal Microscopy, laser entertainment and projection, and any application where laser beam steering is required.

About General Scanning – General Scanning was formerly a scanning products business unit of GSI Group, which develops and delivers the enabling technology solutions that bring customers' advanced manufacturing applications to life. GSI Group’s leading brands include precision motion products, lasers, and laser systems, and are used to boost efficiency and productivity in the global medical, semiconductor, electronics, and industrial markets.

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