Laser manufacturers HÜBNER and Cobolt merge

Dec. 7, 2015
Laser makers HÜBNER and Cobolt have signed an agreement in which HÜBNER has acquired 100% control of Cobolt’s business.
Ingolf Cedra, HÜBNER general manager, and Dr. Håkan Karlsson, Cobolt CEO.
Ingolf Cedra, HÜBNER general manager, and Dr. Håkan Karlsson, Cobolt CEO.

Laser makers HÜBNER (Kassel, Germany) and Cobolt (Solna, Sweden) have signed an agreement in which HÜBNER has acquired 100% control of Cobolt’s business. The transaction, which completed on December 4, 2015, will serve an increasing portion of not only the growing global photonics markets, but also the wider test and measurement and process control markets.

In 2006, HÜBNER entered into new technology markets in the fields of photonics, terahertz, and high-frequency electronics. Since then, the company has brought several innovations to market maturity, such as the C-WAVE tunable laser and the T-COGNITION/T-SPECTRALYZER. Both were awarded a Prism Award at SPIE Photonics West 2014, as well as several other globally recognized prizes.

The companies will make their first joint appearance at SPIE Photonics West 2016, to take place February 13-18 in San Francisco, CA. Both sides look forward to providing their customers with the benefit that will accrue from the merger.

For more information, please visit www.hubner-photonics.com.

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