Coherent Inc was incorporated in California on May 26, 1966 and reincorporated in Delaware on October 1, 1990. The Company is a supplier of photonics-based solutions in range of commercial and scientific research applications. It designs, manufactures, services and markets lasers and related accessories for a diverse group of customers. It is organized into two operating segments: Specialty Lasers and Systems (SLS) and Commercial Lasers and Components (CLC). SLS develops and manufactures configurable, performance products largely serving the microelectronics, scientific research and government programs and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components and instrumentation markets. The size and complexity of many of the SLS products require service to be performed at the customer site by factory-trained field service engineers. CLC focuses on higher volume products that are offered in set configurations. The product architectures are designed for easy exchange at the point of use such that substantially all product service and repairs are based upon replacement and depot (i.e., factory) repair. CLC's primary markets include materials processing, OEM components and instrumentation and microelectronics. The Company's products address applications that it groups into the following markets: Microelectronics, Materials Processing, OEM Components and Instrumentation and Scientific Research and Government Programs. The Company's products are manufactured at its sites in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and Richmond, California; Wilsonville, Oregon; East Hanover, New Jersey; Bloomfield, Connecticut; Salem, New Hampshire; Lübeck, Germany; Göttingen, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Glasgow, Scotland; YongIn-Si, South Korea; Kallang Sector, Singapore; and Penang, Malaysia. In addition, it also uses contract manufacturers for the production of certain assemblies and turnkey solutions. Its ion gas lasers, a portion of its DPSS lasers that are used in microelectronics, scientific research and materials processing applications, semiconductor lasers, OPS lasers, fiber lasers and ultrafast scientific lasers are manufactured at its Santa Clara, California site. Its laser diode module products, laser instrumentation products, test and measurement equipment products are manufactured in Wilsonville, Oregon. It manufactures exotic crystals in East Hanover, New Jersey and both active and passive fibers are manufactured in its Salem, New Hampshire facility. Its CO2 and CO gas lasers are manufactured in Bloomfield, Connecticut. It manufactures a portion of its DPSS lasers used in microelectronics and OEM components and instrumentation applications in Lübeck, Germany. It manufactures a portion of its DPSS lasers used in microelectronics, OEM components and instrumentation and materials processing applications in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Its excimer gas laser products are manufactured in Gottingen, Germany. It refurbishes excimer tubes at its manufacturing site in South Korea. It manufactures the fiber-based lasers and a portion of its DPSS lasers used in microelectronics and scientific research applications in Glasgow, Scotland. Its facility in Sunnyvale, California grows the aluminum-free materials that are incorporated into its semiconductor lasers. Its facility in Richmond, California manufactures large form factor optics for its Linebeam excimer laser annealing systems. It has transferred several products and subassemblies for manufacture at its Singapore and Malaysia facilities and it continuing to transfer additional product manufacturing to Singapore and Malaysia as part of its manufacturing cost reduction plan.
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