IPG Photonics enters merchant diode business

February 1, 2008, Oxford, MA--IPG Photonics, manufacturer of high-power lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets, is now selling its laser diodes on a merchant basis to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. IPG's laser diodes provide over 20 W of output power in a compact size, allowing OEMs to lower their cost per watt and increase equipment lifetimes.

Feb 1st, 2008

February 1, 2008, Oxford, MA--IPG Photonics, manufacturer of high-power lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets, is now selling its laser diodes on a merchant basis to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. IPG's laser diodes provide over 20 W of output power in a compact size, allowing OEMs to lower their cost per watt and increase equipment lifetimes.

"We have developed and manufactured the world's finest diodes for use in our line of industrial fiber lasers," said Bill Shiner, IPG's VP-Industrial Markets. "Now we are offering this same technology to OEMs for their applications."

"The sale of diode lasers is a natural extension of our product line," said Valentin P. Gapontsev, IPG Photonics' CEO. "IPG has sold diode laser systems for years and has recently sold a small number of diode lasers for a dental application. With our three new multi-wafer MBE reactors put into production last year, expanded test station capacity up to 60,000 channels and higher yields, this is the ideal time to introduce the many advantages of IPG's unique and cost-effective diode lasers into the market."

For more information, visit www.ipgphotonics.com.

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