LASER MARKETS: Seminar to focus on international laser markets

The increasing globalization of the laser and optoelectronics markets will be the topic of a special forum during the annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar, to be held January 22, 2007, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, during Photonics West.

The increasing globalization of the laser and optoelectronics markets will be the topic of a special forum during the annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar, to be held January 22, 2007, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, during Photonics West. Key executives from companies and organizations based in Europe, Asia, and North America will discuss market trends and opportunities in these countries, which have all seen an upturn in optical telecom and materials processing in the past 12 months. Other expanding businesses include solid-state lighting, biomedical instrumentation, and medical therapeutics.

Slated to participate in the World Markets Forum are T.P. Pearsall, general secretary of the European Photonics Industry Consortium; Michael Lebby, president of the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association; and Henry Peng, manager of the Manufacturing Processes Lab at GE Global Research Shanghai. Other seminar presentations will include an update on the fiber-laser market by Tom Hausken of Strategies Unlimited; an overview of the market for high-power disk lasers by Holger Schlüter, general manager and vice president of Trumpf Photonics; and a look at existing and emerging markets for high-brightness diode lasers by Paul Rudy, vice president of Quintessence Photonics.

Based on the Laser Focus World annual market review and forecast, the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar provides the only comprehensive applications-oriented review of worldwide laser markets. For more information or to register, go to www.marketplaceseminar.com.

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