IPG Photonics acquires JPSA Laser

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.

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. JPSA’s laser systems operate at wavelengths from 157nm to 1064nm, and are used on a growing set of today’s industrial micromachining applications.


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