Coherent acquires Lumera Laser

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Coherent has acquired Lumera Laser, a specialist 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 markets. Coherent expects Lumera will play a central role in the expansion of its ultrafast product and market growth through its new product capabilities and applications expertise.

Lumera's Rapid and Hyper-Rapid picosecond products are used in applications such as specialty marking and 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 more than 500 systems in 24/7 production, we intend to leverage our worldwide 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.'