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Jingfang Optotelectronics acquires Dutch Anteryon group

23 Jan 2019

Anteryon, based in Eindhoven, was spun off from Philips in 2006; now delivers “customer-specific optical components."

Jingfang Optotelectronics (“WLOPT”), based in Suzhou, China, in partnership with Beauchamp Beer BV, has acquired Anteryon, the Dutch optical precision components and assembly producer. Terms of the deal were not revealed.

Anteryon, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, was spun off from electronics giant Philips in 2006 and today delivers “customer-specific optical components and related services for business and consumer markets,” Jingfang explained.

Its core technology is a proprietary replication technique to produce high-end hybrid optical lenses, combined with precise glass and surface structuring, optical and mechanical coatings and opto-mechanical and -electronic assemblies including hyperspectral imaging. Anteryon also owns the associated IP.

Diverse Applications

Industrial applications of the Dutch group’s technologies range from semiconductor, industrial sensing/scanning, construction, agriculture, medical security and consumer applications, including AR/VR, IOT, imaging and automotive.

Wang Wei, WLOPT's chairman, commented, "This acquisition is an important milestone in WLOPTs long-term growth strategy and provides us with access to key technologies for the development of miniaturized optical solutions for high-volume consumer applications, such as smartphones, next-generation security and automotive applications.

"By leveraging our core competencies in building mega-scale service, technology and IP businesses, we believe that we can effectively enter emerging application areas related to the IoT and artificial intelligence, beside our current applications as 3D scanning, Imaging and fingerprinting, while vertically integrating in the value chain.

“Anteryon’s technology and team of experts in micro-optics, combined with our resources, will strengthen our ability to provide distinctive solutions in a variety of high-growth, high-volume consumer optics applications."

Gert-Jan Bloks, CEO of Anteryon commented, "The technology and innovation level and execution power of WLOPT is unique and guarantees a market introduction of the upcoming OptiL products in line with high-volume market demands."

Anteryon and its state-of-the-art propriety technologies have a unique position in both the business and consumer market and will be the fundament under the development and introduction if the OptiL product range.

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