OXFORD, Mass., 6 Sept. 2012. IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP), a provider of high-powered fiber lasers and amplifiers, has acquired the privately held New Hampshire-based J.P. Sercel Associates Inc. (JPSA), a global supplier of UV excimer and diode pumped solid state (DPSS) industrial laser micromachining systems for precision processing in high-volume manufacturing. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquired business will now operate under the name IPG Microsystems LLC.
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The acquisition enables IPG to expand its integrated laser systems product offerings for fine-processing, precision cutting, drilling and micromachining of non-metals, including glass, semiconductors and ceramics. JPSA's systems perform advanced laser micromachining, micro cutting, scribing and laser lift-off for semiconductors, microfluidics, LEDs, thin film solar panels, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMs), biomedical technology and industrial automation applications.
JPSA, located in Manchester, N.H., is a supplier of industrial grade UV excimer, DPSS, and Pico-second laser micromachining systems and materials processing services to customers worldwide. JPSA Laser's key applications include advanced laser scribing and lift-off (LLO) of LEDs, thin film solar scribing, semiconductor, MEMS, research, biomedical, and industrial micromachining. JPSAâs laser systems operate at wavelengths from 157nm to 1064nm, and are used on a growing set of todayâs industrial micromachining applications.