borne Hyper-Cam Fourier transform infrared
hyperspectral imaging system. The order includes the delivery and customization of the
Hyper-Cam, along with an airborne platform
that allows the system to be mounted in an airplane for advanced infrared hyperspectral mapping and for the detection and identification of
infrared substances. CRP-GL will use the platform to enhance its environmental management
capabilities. Telops manufactures infrared cameras and hyperspectral imaging systems for defense and security, environmental and industrial
investment for the first production line amounts
to $50 million to $60 million. Schmid Group of
Freudenstadt will be the technology partner for
the first production line. Schweizer is working
on setting up its own sales channels in Asia
and has closed two memorandas of understanding with the joint venture Sino Singapore
regarding projected solar parks in China.
Cree Unit Set to Grow Wisconsin-based Ruud
Lighting, a subsidiary of Cree Inc., announced
a 208,000-sq-ft expansion of its manufacturing
facility and a $24.5 million investment in the
fabrication and assembly of LED lighting. The
company estimates that 469 full-time jobs,
mostly assembly positions, will be created over
the next four years. The expansion is the com-
pany’s response to market demand for the lat-
est LED technology.
Zygo Secures $4M Order The Optical Systems
Div. of Zygo Corp. has been awarded a $4
million order from a major medical device manufacturer to produce high-precision assemblies
used in an ophthalmic medical device. Zygo
will produce the devices at its Electro-Optics
Group in Tucson, Ariz., which specializes in
metrology-based manufacturing and precision
active assembly of optical systems for the life
sciences, semiconductor and defense markets.
Based in Middlefield, Conn., Zygo also is a supplier of optical metrology instruments.
Jenoptik Expands in Berlin, China Laser
and optical systems manufacturer Jenoptik of
Jena, Germany, is doubling its semiconductor
laser capacity with a ⇔ 10 million (about $13.2
million) expansion of its Berlin-Adlershof site.
The larger facility is expected to be available for
production in 2013. Jenoptik said the expansion
is the result of increasing demand, particularly
from Asia. The new building will be automated
and equipped with state-of-the-art production
technology and cleanroom facilities. Gallium-arsenide wafers will be processed to create
high-power laser bars.
In other news, Jenoptik officially opened a
100 percent-owned subsidiary in China called
Jenoptik (Shanghai) Precision Instruments and
Equipment Co. Ltd. Three of the company’s five
divisions – Lasers & Material Processing, Optical
Systems, and Industrial Metrology – will have a
local presence at the new location. Jenoptik’s
other two divisions are Traffic Solutions and
Defense & Civil Systems. Jenoptik currently employs more than 60 people in China, with the
majority at the Shanghai location in the Pudong
Industrial Zone. It also has facilities in Beijing,
Chongqing and Wuhan.
Also, the Lasers & Material Processing Div.
will supply US plants with laser processing systems used in a new application to fabricate
high-tech glass for smart windows that can
be electronically adjusted to external lighting
conditions to save on energy consumption.
Jenoptik has supplied the laser processing
systems for thin-film solar cell manufacturing
since 2007. The company partnered with
Bystronic glass, a provider of glass processing
services, machinery, plants and systems, to
develop the new application.
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Schweizer Eyes PV Market in Asia Schweizer
Electronic AG has entered the Asian photovoltaics market as part of a diversification strategy. Schweizer Energy will operate a plant in
Nantong, China, with up to four 100-MW
production lines. Production of high-efficiency
photovoltaic modules is planned for 2013. The
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