Santa Clara, Calif., December 20, 2012 – Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) today announced that it had acquired Lumera Laser GmbH (Kaiserslautern, Germany) a recognized industry leader in ultrafast lasers for Micro-Electronics, and Precision Materials Processing. The acquisition complements Coherent’s existing portfolio of industrial ultrafast lasers and broadens the company’s product capabilities in these rapidly developing markets. It is anticipated that Lumera will play a central role in the expansion of Coherent’s ultrafast product and market growth through its new product capabilities and applications expertise.
Lumera has enjoyed significant success with its broad range of Rapid and Hyper-Rapid picosecond products in such applications as specialty marking & engraving, photovoltaic manufacturing, glass cutting and LED scribing. “We are excited to have Lumera as part of Coherent,” stated Mark Sobey, Executive Vice President of Coherent. “With a combined industrial picosecond installed base of >500 systems in 24/7 production, we intend to leverage our world-wide sales and service network and joint technology expertise so that these growing markets will benefit from the broadest selection of ultrafast laser solutions backed by the service support for which Coherent is known.”