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SAN JOSE, Calif. , May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Photon Dynamics, Inc., today announced it entered a manufacturing agreement with C Sun Manufacturing Ltd. in Taiwan . Under the terms of the agreement, C Sun will manufacture earlier generation ArraySaver(TM) repair systems. The ArraySaver product line is Photon Dynamics' market leading LCD array repair system which utilizes multiple wavelength laser technology to repair defects in flat panel displays during and after array fabrication. Shipments from their Taiwan facility is expected to begin in the June 2008 quarter.
"This agreement reinforces our ongoing effort to execute our flexible business model and margin improvement initiatives," commented Jeff Hawthorne , president and CEO of Photon Dynamics. "C Sun's ability to produce cost effective platforms for our earlier generation array repair systems should improve our margins. The outsource manufacturing agreement allows us to address the LCD equipment capital spending ramp up period without increasing the fixed cost."
About Photon Dynamics, Inc.
Photon Dynamics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHTN) is a global supplier utilizing advanced machine vision technology for market leading liquid crystal display (LCD) flat panel display test and repair systems and for high performance digital imaging systems for defense, surveillance, industrial inspection and medical imaging applications. For more information about Photon Dynamics, visit its website at http://www.photondynamics.com.
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