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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

CVI Technical Optics Acquires Quality Laser Optics

Business Wire
via NewsEdge Corporation

ONCHAN, Isle of Man--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2006--CVI Technical Optics is pleased to announce that we have acquired Quality Laser Optics Ltd (QLO) of Ballasalla, Isle of Man. This acquisition will increase our European manufacturing capacity by over 25%, add new material processing capabilities such as phosphate disc polishing to our product mix, and provide improved flexibility to serve our customers worldwide.

For many years, CVI and QLO have been dedicated to leading the industry in providing laser quality optics at highly competitive prices. CVI has been a technology leader in superior surface quality, wavefront distortion and high laser damage threshold. The combined suite of products and capabilities and more than 400 dedicated employees around the world enable CVI to offer unprecedented choice, performance, and unmatched value.

"We are combining two complementary companies to create a single trusted source for spherical lenses, cylindrical lenses, multi-element lenses, waveplates, polarizers, beamsplitters, filters, windows, large format optics, mounts, and opto-mechanical sub-assemblies," said Dr. Helmut Kessler, general manager of CVI Technical Optics.

Serving semiconductor, biotech, industrial, commercial, aerospace, and research industries, CVI combines 30 years of optics manufacturing expertise with precision machining and mechanical design to produce integrated opto-mechanical assemblies. CVI is a leading manufacturer of optical components, providing engineering, rapid prototype delivery, high-volume production, and system integration for challenging optical requirements. Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., CVI operates manufacturing facilities in New Mexico, California, the British Isles, and South Korea with sales representatives and distributors located worldwide.

For further information, please contact Chris Bridle, CVI Technical Optics, European Sales Manager, Second Avenue, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 4PA, by phone +44 (0)1624 647000 by e-mail at, or visit the CVI Web site at

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