Focuslight completes acquisition of micro-optics maker LIMO

May 16, 2017
“Focuslight and LIMO are highly complementary in technology and products,” says Victor Liu, president and CEO of Focuslight.

Image. Headquarters of Focuslight Technologies in Xi'an, China. Courtesy Focuslight.

High-power laser diode maker Focuslight Technologies (Xi’an, China; NEEQ: 835243) has completed its acquisition of LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik (Dortmund, Germany), a supplier of micro-optics and beam shaping systems. The transaction was funded by issuing shares of stock to investors.

“Focuslight and LIMO are highly complementary in technology and products,” says Victor Liu, president and CEO of Focuslight. “With the combination of our expertise in diode laser technology with LIMO’s world-leading micro-optics beam shaping technology, we will offer our customers highly enhanced and well-tailored laser solutions, a much broader product portfolio, and more versatile customization services.”

Liu says that Focuslight, founded in 2007, plans to invest and further strengthen LIMO’s optical technologies, products, and solutions in key industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing, flat-panel display production, medical device manufacturing, and the automotive industry.

Related article: Success in China requires focus on quality--Milton Chang interviews Victor Liu

Related article:Laser travels in China: From the Qin Emperor to the Golden Decade

LIMO was founded in 1992 and employs a team of more than 200 engineers, physicists, technicians, and other specialized staff. Recently the company has expanded its optics portfolio to 3D free-form surfaces for use in various laser, imaging, and sensor applications. LIMO produces optical components in a wafer-based batch process, making it possible to cost-effectively manufacture several thousand lenses in a single step.

Vitalij Lissotschenko, the owner of LIMO, said, “I am pleased to put LIMO in the good hands in Dr. Liu and the Focuslight team. I am confident the combination of Focuslight and LIMO will be a win-win situation for both companies.”

Guido Bonati, CEO of LIMO, added, "This transaction will give LIMO more financial flexibility to develop innovative technologies, reduce cost by additional capital investment, and help LIMO exploit new markets and new applications”

Source:Focuslight Technologies

About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!