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There are more than 500 photonics companies that sell lasers. When it comes to optics, you have your pick from more than 1200. None of these companies are the same. In fact, it’s hard to observe any discernable trend of characteristics among these suppliers. Sure, we’ve all been seeing the general trend of mergers and acquisitions, especially in the laser market, where consolidation has forced some well-known brands into obsolescence. But would you have guessed that 57 percent of the laser companies in the industry do less than $5 million in sales (noted in the Photonics Buyers’ Guide)?
Compared to the 6 percent of the laser companies that lay claim to doing more than $100 million, the vast majority of companies in…READ MORE