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TSI buys Raman specialist Enwave Optronics

26 Feb 2014

Deal expands Minnesota company’s spectroscopy instrumentation offering.

The Minnesota-based precision metrology company TSI has acquired the business assets and Raman spectroscopy technology belonging to California’s Enwave Optronics.

Enwave has developed and commercialized a portfolio of Raman instruments based on ultra-stable, narrow-linewidth semiconductor lasers since its founding in 2003. Products include a range of field-portable, process and bench-top laboratory Raman analyzers, for use across a wide range of academic and industrial applications.

The purchase of Enwave builds on TSI's existing “ChemLogix” family of analytical chemistry equipment, and is not its first foray into optical spectroscopy: in 2012, TSI also acquired laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology developed for elemental analysis of solid samples by PhotonMachines.

TSI president Tom Kennedy said in a company release: "We are excited to welcome the Enwave team to TSI and to incorporate the company's portfolio of high-precision instruments to TSI's current chemical analysis business.

“Raman technology expands our chemical characterization business so that now we can address molecular-based as well as elemental-based material analysis. Both Raman and LIBS technology also support growth initiatives across several of our current core businesses."

Headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota, TSI has offices in the UK, Germany and France, as well as in China, India and Singapore. Subsidiaries include Tennessee-based Environmental Systems Corporation and Tekran Instruments, plus Illinois-based instrumentation firm Dickey-John Corporation.

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