ALBUQUERQUE, NM - CVI Laser has acquired Optical Components Inc. (OCi; Covina, CA). This is the first acquisition for CVI Laser since partnering with Norwest Equity Partners (NEP; Minneapolis, MN) in May 2003. OCi had been a family-owned business since its founding in 1971. OCi has been a supplier to customers such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. According to CVI, this acquisition allows CVI to integrate key OCi technology and capacity and to pursue opportunities in the defense and aerospace markets.