PerkinElmer (Waltham, MA), a technology company focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, acquired Opto Technology (Wheeling, IL), a supplier of light-emitting diode (LED)-based lighting components and subsystems.
The acquisition of Opto Technology adds optical subsystems to PerkinElmer's portfolio of high-brightness LED components. This addition builds on PerkinElmer's position in providing energy efficient solid-state lighting solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) serving the health, safety, and security markets. PerkinElmer's LED solutions are part of its Environmental Health business that is based upon helping to ensure a cleaner environment and safer and more secure surroundings.
"A core part of our mission has been designing energy-efficient lighting systems that make the world a brighter, healthier, safer and greener place to live. We are delighted that there is such clear synergy with PerkinElmer's strategic focus," said Thomas Hegberg, president and CEO of Opto Technology.
PerkinElmer reported revenue of $1.8 billion in 2007 and has approximately 9100 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries.
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