> Trumpf acquired 85% of Access Laser, producer of low power CO2 lasers for EUV lithography

USA, Washington: Trumpf acquires majority stake in U.S. laser manufacturer

 

Trumpf acquired 85% of Access Laser Co. Headquartered near Seattle – in Everett, Washington – the company produces high-precision, low-power CO2 lasers that are notably used to fabricate microchips in EUV lithography.

In this application, the light generated by the low-power CO2 laser serves as a beam source that is deployed together with Trumpf laser amplifiers in EUV systems. With this acquisition, Trumpf has successfully integrated a key player in the supply chain for EUV technology.

Peter Leibinger, Managing Partner and CTO of Trumpf: “Together, we will be working even closer to further improve the EUV performance“. “Photo: TRUMPF”

Trumpf acquired 85% of Access Laser: important synergies between the companies

Peter Leibinger, Managing Partner and CTO of Trumpf, welcomes Access Laser in the group: “Access Laser is a core partner in our EUV business and a highly innovative laser company. Together, we will be working even closer to further improve the EUV performance as well as serving more applications and customers looking for innovative low-power CO2 lasers.

Following several years in the development pipeline, EUV technology has now reached industrial maturity – providing the company with a considerable boost in sales this past fiscal year.

Yong Zhang, founder and President of Access Laser comments: “Access Laser has been a force of innovation since its inception. The successful partnership of technologies of Trumpf and Access Laser in EUV shows the inherent synergy of the two companies. We look forward to enhancing this synergy as a member of the Trumpf Group.”

Access Laser produces high-precision, low-power CO2 lasers that are notably used to fabricate microchips in EUV lithography.

Access Laser produces high-precision, low-power CO2 lasers that are notably used to fabricate microchips in EUV lithography. “Photo: TRUMPF”

Precision lasers with low output. Offices between USA and China

Founded in 1999, Access Laser Co. employs some 60 people in the U.S. and China.

Its product portfolio includes precision lasers with low output powers between 100 milliwatts and 50 watts as well as lasers with peak powers as high as 1 kilowatt.

The company also caters to applications in the medical, electronics and scientific markets. Trumpf and Access Laser Co. have agreed to not disclose the purchase price.

 

Info about Trumpf:

The high-technology company Trumpf offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. It is driving digital connectivity in manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offers. Trumpf is the world technological and market leader for machine tools used in flexible sheet metal processing, and also for industrial lasers.
In 2016/17, the Trumpf Group – which has about 12,000 employees – achieved sales of 3.1 billion euros. With over 70 subsidiaries, it is represented in nearly all the countries of Europe, North and South America, and Asia. It has production facilities in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the USA, Mexico, China and Japan.

More info about: Trumpf

 

 

 

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