Xi’an, China and Neuchâtel, Switzerland, January 16th, 2024 – Focuslight Technologies Inc. (Shanghai Stock Exchange: 688167), a global provider of high-power diode lasers and materials, laser optics and photonics modules and systems solutions, today announces the successful completion of its acquisition of SUSS MicroOptics SA, a distinguished Swiss micro-optics component manufacturer. This strategic move marks a significant step forward in Focuslight’s goal to be an industry leader in photon generation, photon control and photonics application solutions.
SUSS MicroOptics SA will undergo full integration immediately, becoming a new Focuslight entity with all businesses and functions under the management of Focuslight’s current business units, operations and functional departments. SUSS MicroOptics SA’s fiber and semiconductor micro-optics business will be part of Focuslight’s Laser Optics Business Unit, while its automotive lighting business will be merged into Focuslight’s Automotive Business Unit. This transition will also entail the adoption of the new entity name Focuslight Switzerland SA and the consolidation of its entire product portfolio under the unified Focuslight brand.
After the integration, Focuslight will keep growing its major business units: Diode Lasers and Materials, Laser Optics, Automotive Solutions, Pan-Semiconductor Solutions, and Medical & Health Solutions. It is a commitment from Focuslight to grow with SUSS MicroOptics SA’s existing facility and capacity, and make further investment significantly in R&D and manufacturing capital in Switzerland. There are also additional plans from Focuslight for further cost-reduction initiatives with measures focusing on manufacturing excellence, operation digitalization, and in-house process capability build-up.
Mergers and acquisitions are not unfamiliar words to Focuslight. In 2017, Focuslight successfully acquired LIMO GmbH, a world-leading manufacturer of micro-optics and beam-shaping solutions based in Dortmund, Germany, and completed the brand unification in January 2022. The integration of LIMO effectively united engineering expertise and the advantages of shared resources and knowledge, positioning Focuslight as a global leader in micro-optics technology.
SUSS MicroOptics SA, as one of the leading producers of precision refractive and diffractive micro-optics in the world, adopts photolithography and imprint technologies to produce high-quality micro-optics that are used in innovative photonic solutions in optical communication, semiconductor equipment, automotive lighting and life science.
Focuslight and SUSS MicroOptics SA share the same gene of micro-optics, and yet each brings complementary technologies and products to the table. By joining forces, Focuslight will have a stronger product portfolio that addresses customer needs with optimal solutions.
“I’m proud to witness the union of two top micro-optics technology leaders. The scale effect will not only enhance the confidence of the market but also enable us to provide one-stop solutions to customers as a world-leading micro-optics provider.” says Dr. Victor X. Liu, Chairman and CEO of Focuslight. “The two companies have co-shared market segments and mutually beneficial footholds in regional markets and global presence. With SUSS MicroOptics SA integrated, the new Focuslight will emerge as a bigger and stronger player in the photonics industry and serve our customers worldwide better. This transformation will even strengthen our leadership in micro-optics offerings, increase our creditability, and boost our competitiveness in the global market, especially for top-notch strategic customers.”
“Focuslight is a strategic fit for SUSS MicroOptics SA. I’m very pleased to be part of this milestone moment. The joining of our capabilities will allow us to foster new innovations that enable new applications and new business opportunities in automotive, semiconductor equipment, optical communication, consumer electronics, etc. I look forward to this new chapter and am excited about the potential it holds for our future growth and success.” says Dr. Reinhard Völkel, Founder and CEO of SUSS MicroOptics SA.
“The acquisition underscores Focuslight’s dedication to progress, excellence, and its mission to be the global trusted photonics solution provider. I believe that the merger will further strengthen Focuslight’s global operation capabilities and propel our business to a significant advancement. It sets the stage for an exciting future.” states Dr. Liu.
In the following weeks, Focuslight will showcase its products and solutions at a series of upcoming exhibitions:
SPIE Photonics West BiOS 2024
Date: January 27-28, 2024
Venue: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
SPIE Photonics West Exhibition 2024
Date: January 30 - February 1, 2024
Booths: #857 and #3481
Venue: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
MD&M West 2024
Date: February 6-8, 2024
Booth: Hall C #3075
Venue: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA
We cordially invite you to visit Focuslight’s booths to explore our innovative products and solutions. We are looking forward to meeting you at the exhibitions!
About Focuslight Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Xi'an, China, Focuslight Technologies Inc. is a fast-growing company that develops and manufactures high power diode lasers (photon generation), laser optics (photon control), and photonics modules and systems (application solutions) used in advanced manufacturing, health, research, automotive, and consumer electronics applications. In 2017, Focuslight acquired LIMO, one of the leading manufacturers of micro-optics and beam shaping solutions and a pioneer in groundbreaking photonics production technologies. Focuslight owns over 400 patents worldwide and is ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, and IATF 16949 certified. Focuslight is a public listed company in the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Ticker Symbol: 688167).Additional information can be found at www.focuslight.com.
About SUSS MicroOptics SA
Formed in 2002 and located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, SUSS MicroOptics SA (will be Focuslight Switzerland SA) is one of the leading micro-optics producers in the world that offers high-quality precision refractive and diffractive micro-optics for innovative photonic solutions in optical communication, semiconductor equipment, automotive lighting and life science. It is currently ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified. SUSS MicroOptics SA was a wholly owned subsidiary of SÜSS MicroTec SE based in Garching, Germany.