Aegis Lightwave acquires AOFR

MARCH 2, 2009 -- Aegis Lightwave has announced the acquisition of AOFR Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Arasor International Ltd. and supplier of fused fiber couplers for the communications, test equipment, industrial, sensing, military, and aerospace markets. AOFR is headquartered in Canberra, Australia, and will continue to sell products under its own brand identity.

MARCH 2, 2009 -- Aegis Lightwave (search Lightwave for Aegis Lightwave) today announced the acquisition of AOFR Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Arasor International Ltd. and supplier of fused fiber couplers for the communications, test equipment, industrial, sensing, military, and aerospace markets. AOFR is headquartered in Canberra, Australia, and will continue to sell products under its own brand identity.

"AOFR is recognized as a stellar brand of fiber-optic couplers in a broad range of markets," contends Jeffrey Farmer, president and CEO of Aegis Lightwave. "This acquisition will enable Aegis to address new, exciting, and fast-growing markets. It will also enable both companies to offer a broader range of high-quality products and service to our combined set of customers."

Aegis Lightwave and AOFR will combine their global sales and marketing channels to leverage each company's strength in their respective key accounts, enabling the companies to provide expanded service and products to customers.

"We stand to greatly benefit from the synergies with Aegis and will continue our focus and strong customer relationships within the fiber-optic communications market," adds Peter Jacob, managing director of AOFR. "We also expect that the combination of our base technologies and expertise will broaden our product base into the fast growing fiber amplifier and fiber laser market."

AOFR was established in 1984 to develop and commercialize fiber-optic component technology and has developed and sold fused fiber devices since 1988. During this period, AOFR developed highly automated workstations for manufacturing fused biconic taper (FBT) couplers, WDMs, laser combiners, and fiber Bragg gratings (FBG).


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