March 19, 2013
IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a provider of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has acquired privately held Mobius Photonics, Mountain View, Calif., to help accelerate its entry into the UV laser market and deepen IPG's development team. Mobius provides high-power, pulsed UV fiber lasers for micromachining, such as dicing and scribing of wafers, and VIA drilling and solar hybrid panel processing.
In the acquisition, IPG acquired an exclusive license of U.S. Patent No. 5,745,284, an early and broad patent claiming pulsed fiber lasers with frequency conversion into UV light, as well as other Mobius patents, licenses, and trade secrets.