Omron to buy NHK Spring's optical coupler business

Making plans to expand more heavily into optical coupler markets, Omron Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement to buy a portion of NHK Spring's optical coupler business. The acquisition includes the component micro-fabrication technologies and film deposition technologies required to produce high-performance quartz optical waveguides and the development, manufacture, and sale of optical cou...

10/01/2006


Making plans to expand more heavily into optical coupler markets, Omron Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement to buy a portion of NHK Spring's optical coupler business.

The acquisition includes the component micro-fabrication technologies and film deposition technologies required to produce high-performance quartz optical waveguides and the development, manufacture, and sale of optical coupler modules that incorporate these optical waveguides. NHK Spring supplies optical couplers in North America and had total sales of 1.3 billion yen ($11.1 million) in fiscal 2005.

Omron claims to be the first company to commercialize an optical coupler module incorporating proprietary stacked polymer optical waveguide technology. The agreement is expected to take effect Nov. 1.

www.omron.com





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