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8 September 2008


nLight buys stake in Optotools

High-power semiconductor diode laser manufacturer nLight Corp of Vancouver, WA, USA has acquired a majority interest in Optotools GmbH of Heilbronn, Germany. Established in 2001, Optotools supplies high-power semiconductor lasers for industrial applications.

nLight says that the Optotools product line will remain and that new, integrated products will be added in the next 12 months. Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn GmbH & Co KG (ZFHN) will remain as an investor and business partner, and Frank Pfeffer will continue as managing director of Optotools. 

“We are excited to join the nLight team and leverage our mutual capabilities to continue expanding our business in industrial lasers,” said Pfeffer. “The market for high-power semiconductor lasers continues to grow. In order to deliver the best technical solutions and superior support for industrial customers, it is critical to integrate all core competencies.”

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