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IMRA America and TRUMPF Laser Announce Business Partnership

February 4, 2014

KARIYA, Japan -- IMRA America, Inc., (IMRA) world leader in the research, development, manufacturing and application of ultrafast fiber lasers and TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG (TRUMPF), a leading global technology company with machine tools, laser technology, electronics and medical technology as its business fields, have announced their partnership. TRUMPF and IMRA will utilize their combined capabilities to push the industrial application of fiber lasers in the picosecond regime.

Within this partnership, IMRA licenses TRUMPF to use the relevant patents to manufacture fiber lasers within the picosecond field of use. In addition, IMRA and TRUMPF will develop a mutual business relationship with this opportunity.

"I am truly proud to be able to open this important application area for our customers' benefit. We will have another robust and compact tool for the cold processing of materials. We are already very successful in the area of disk-based picosecond lasers and our technology just recently won the German Future Prize." said Peter Leibinger, Vice Chairman of the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and President of the Laser Technology and Electronics Division. "We look forward to building a long association with the IMRA team."

Takashi Omitsu, President of IMRA, commenting on the agreement, said: "IMRA is delighted that we can work with TRUMPF in this important application area. We believe our intellectual property and technical strengths will aid IMRA and TRUMPF together in building a successful business in the industrial fiber-based picosecond laser market."

For more info, visit http://www.imra.com

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