News | February 13, 2009

Qioptiq Imaging Solutions Merges With LINOS Photonics Inc., To Form Qioptiq LINOS, Inc.


Qioptiq Imaging Solutions (Fairport, NY) has merged with LINOS Photonics Inc. (Milford, MA) consolidating the two North American Qioptiq Group commercial optical systems operations. The new combined company, Qioptiq LINOS, Inc., is headquartered in Fairport, New York with supporting satellite offices in New England, Chicago, and Florida. The logistical transfer of operations is expected for the second quarter of 2009.

This merger marks a milestone in the Qioptiq Group's acquisition of LINOS AG (Göttingen), which began in early 2006. This merger represents the foundation of a premier photonics and optical solutions provider in North America. With this important strategic goal met, the combined organization is now poised to serve the growing needs of a modern optics and photonics industry with a wider range of standard product, a deeper technology pool and a broader range of domestic technical, engineering and support services. William Gilman will continue his role from Qioptiq Imaging Solutions Inc. as President & CEO of Qioptiq LINOS Inc., while former President of LINOS Photonics, Inc., Gary Bishop, assumes the role of Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing to lead the company's growth and business development activities.

Qioptiq LINOS, Inc. is a photonic and optical systems provider offering complete support from product concept to volume production, and can be engaged at any stage of their customers' optical systems development process. Qioptiq LINOS, Inc. can bring to bear the extensive capabilities of the Qioptiq Group offering a vast array of specialized processes and technologies, as well as manufacturing with close proximity and support to customers' global locations.

Company Profile
Headquartered just outside of Rochester, NY, Qioptiq LINOS, Inc. employs a highly experienced team of people to deliver sophisticated, cost-effective, optical solutions to a broad range of applications in the aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, forensics, laser systems, materials processing, machine vision, medical, microscopy, pharmaceutical, scientific research, and telecommunications sectors. Qioptiq LINOS, Inc. now offers more than 5,500 standard optical, mechanical and electro-optical products from both the LINOS and Qioptiq brand portfolios encompassing trusted names such as Spindler & Hoyer, Rodenstock, Gsänger, Optem, OptiGrid, Fetura and A-Zoom.

Qioptiq Group Profile
The Qioptiq Group is a leading international organisation of world-leading optics companies with locations throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.

The Group has an enviable reputation spanning over 100 years for providing advanced optical systems, equipment, modules and components for a diverse range of commercial and defence applications.

Qioptiq's manufacturing operations offer some of the most advanced capabilities in optical system and module design, build and manufacture. This capability extends from complex optical components to complete turnkey optomechanical solutions in visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavebands.

The Qioptiq Group employs over 2,400 people and generated revenues of approximately US$400M in 2008. For further information on the Qioptiq Group visit:

SOURCE: Qioptiq Imaging Solutions