Meadowlark and Hana To Make Liquid Crystal Devices

Jan. 18, 2002
Meadowlark Optics and Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. (HMTI) have signed a cooperation agreement to join forces to meet the growing needs for prototyping to high-volume liquid crystal (LC) devices.

Meadowlark Optics and Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. (HMTI) have signed a cooperation agreement to join forces to meet the growing needs for prototyping to high-volume liquid crystal (LC) devices.

Meadowlark, a precision optics component supplier for more than 20 years, specializes in the design, prototype, and production of polarization optics components and assemblies. Meadowlark was first to market with their Liquid Crystal Variable Waveplate and has introduced a succession of award winning LC products over the last fifteen years. Along with the LC product line, Meadowlark manufactures polymer waveplates and polarizers, achromatic waveplates, and custom products.

HMTI is one the first "pure" LC foundries worldwide to offer high-volume manufacturing services for the assembly and packaging of optical devices in various technologies: LCoS, HTPS, MEMS, passive matrix LCDs, for various applications including displays for headset, camera viewers, front projectors, RPTV and lately for telecom. Although founded in 1999, the HMTI team benefits from experience it has gathered since 1997 when the facility was formed strictly for the LCoS industry. In July of 1999, HMTI was established with the mission of opening its fab doors to more customers and technologies requiring the core processing techniques developed there.

"Meadowlark Optics is very enthusiastic about this agreement with Hana," Garry Gorsuch, President and CEO of Meadowlark Optics said. "The combined strength of the two companies will give our customers a seamless transition from design through prototype and low production phases to a high-volume cost effective supply of products."

"We see Meadowlark, with its long reputation of designing and building precision optic components and impressive characterization and testing facilities as perfectly complementary to HMTI's strengths in high-volume, high yield and high reliability manufacturing", said John Erdmann, President and CEO, HMTI.

ISO 9002 certified Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc., ( provides world-class manufacturing services for high-tech microdisplays, optical devices, and other specialty photonics or electronics packages from its facilities, in Twinsburg, OH. Together with its superior advanced development capabilities and its "open-fab" business model, HMTI provides its customers the highest possible quality at the lowest possible cost, using the best available technologies in the industry. HMTI is a member of the Hana Microelectronics Group (, one of the world's leading "Electronic Manufacturing Service" corporations providing IC packaging, microelectronics assembly and test services in many locations around the world.

Meadowlark Optics, Inc., ( headquartered in Frederick, CO, is a leading supplier of precision polarization optical components and systems. The company has thrived on the manufacture of quality, precision products and custom assemblies that have garnered them seven product innovation awards.

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