New 980-nm pump laser assembly capacity announced by II-VI

II‐VI Incorporated announced the expansion of its 980-nm pump laser assembly lines with a new facility in Calamba, Philippines and additional manufacturing capacity in Shenzhen, China.

Jan 14th, 2016
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(Figure: II-VI facility for assemblying pump laser modules in Shenzhen, China. Courtesy II-VI.)

II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI; Pittsburgh, PA) announced the expansion of its 980-nm pump laser assembly lines with a new facility in Calamba, Philippines and additional manufacturing capacity in Shenzhen, China. The new II-VI manufacturing facility in Calamba, Philippines, houses automated assembly lines and expands the laser sub-assembly manufacturing capacity already available in Zurich, Switzerland. Laser sub-assemblies are shipped to II-VI operations in Shenzhen, China to complete the pump laser module assemblies that are critical for pumping fiber amplifiers in optical communications networks.

“This additional manufacturing capacity allows us to address the strong growth in demand for 980-nm pump lasers from our customers worldwide,” said Simon Loten, GM of the II-VI Pump Laser Division. “With this investment we continue to demonstrate our long term and stable commitment to serve our customers globally in the growing optical communications market.”

The manufacturing capacity increase in the Philippines and in China will begin contributing to II-VI’s 980 nm pump laser production output this quarter and will be fully operational next quarter.

Source: II-VI Incorporated

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