IMRA America and Trumpf announce picosecond fiber laser business partnership

Feb. 4, 2014
Within this partnership, IMRA licenses Trumpf to use the relevant patents to manufacture fiber lasers within the picosecond field of use.

Ann Arbor, MI - IMRA America Inc. and Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG will partner and use their combined capabilities to push the industrial application of fiber lasers in the picosecond regime, announced an IMRA release today.

Within this partnership, IMRA licenses Trumpf to use the relevant patents to manufacture fiber lasers within the picosecond field of use. In addition, IMRA and Trumpf will develop a mutual business relationship with this opportunity.

"I am truly proud to be able to open this important application area for our customers' benefit. We will have another robust and compact tool for the cold processing of materials. We are already very successful in the area of disk-based picosecond lasers and our technology just recently won the German Future Prize," said Peter Leibinger, vice chairman of Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG and president of the Laser Technology and Electronics Division. "We look forward to building a long association with the IMRA team."

"IMRA is delighted that we can work with Trumpf in this important application area,” said Takashi Omitsu, president of IMRA. “We believe our intellectual property and technical strengths will aid IMRA and Trumpf together in building a successful business in the industrial fiber-based picosecond laser market."

IMRA America is dedicated to the development of ultrafast fiber laser technologies for commercial applications. IMRA's technology portfolio includes over 450 US and international patents and patent applications. Trumpf is a global technology company with machine tools, laser technology, electronics, and medical technology as its business fields.


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