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Jenoptik and Dagesh establish joint venture in Israel

JENOPTIK OptiSys Ltd. will supply opto-mechanical modules to Israeli clients in the semiconductor and security industry

(PresseBox) (Jena, ) The joint venture, JENOPTIK OptiSys Ltd., will combine the experience of the Israeli firm of Dagesh in the field of mechanical production as well as in module development and design, with the comprehensive expertise of Jenoptik's Optical Systems division in optical and mechanics design, optical measurement and testing technology and system integration. In the future both partners will utilize synergies between their development and design areas and complement their optical and/or mechanical production on a reciprocal basis. Dagesh and Jenoptik will each hold 50 percent of the new company which was formed on March 16, 2009 in parallel with the Hi-Tech trade fair in Tel Aviv.

As a systems company, JENOPTIK OptiSys will supply clients in Israel with the design, assembly, alignment and testing of complete integrated modules. A final function test of the opto-mechanical modules will form an integral part of the assembly process. The main clients come from the semiconductor manufacturing industry as well as the defense and security business.

For the assembly and comprehensive quality control for the systems and modules, Jenoptik and Dagesh will make a joint investment in a cleanroom production environment in Israel designed to meet the stringent demands of the semiconductor industry. The joint venture, to be established in the immediate vicinity of the Israeli clients, will guarantee closeness to the client and direct contact with simultaneous access to the highly specialized development areas of both Jenoptik and Dagesh.

About Dagesh

Dagesh presents excellence in the field of precise machining, leaned on a computerized controlled world-class automation. The company was established in 1994 and is privately owned 100% by Mr. Kobi Franken, a leading expert at the field of advanced metal machining technology. The company employs 150 personnel; among them are high-level engineers, programmers and technicians. The company has a developed infrastructure for precise and complicated machining, meeting the semiconductors, medical and aviation industry tough requirements. Dagesh presents a state of the art metal processing know-how, with 4 and 5 axis robot operated CNC machining centers, conventional equipment and CNC controlled measuring systems for tight quality control. Dagesh Products branch provides full Turn Key solutions and delivers integrated and optically calibrated systems assembled in a class 100 and class 1000 clean room environments.

Among Dagesh customers are world class semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers, most of the Israeli Air Industry sub-companies and leading medical equipment companies. Dagesh has several collaborations with leading Optical & Laser systems manufacturers in Europe. The company is ISO9000 - 2000 certified and is holding further important technical certifications. Dagesh has a cooperative ownership in several sub companies; among them is CoreFlow Ltd, a leading supplier in the field of aero-mechanical applications for glass and solar cell transport & handling. Etrog Engineering Ltd - Dagesh's main subsidiary, provides comprehensive design projects at the opto-mechanics and electro-mechanic fields. The company provides high-level NPI engineering, configuration control and product files per customer requirements.

About JENOPTIK-KONZERN

With its Optical Systems division the Jenoptik Group is one of the few manufacturers in the world to produce precision optics and systems designed to meet the highest quality standards. The division is a development and production partner for optical, micro-optical and optical coating components, opto-mechanical and opto-electronical assemblies, modules and systems - made of glass, crystal as well as polymer. It possesses outstanding expertise in the development and manufacture of micro-optics for beam shaping used in the semiconductor industry and laser material processing. The product portfolio also includes components and systems for life sciences as well as lighting & energy applications, modules and system solutions for digital image capture, improvement and processing at industrial, scientific and commercial applications as well as for digital microscopy. The division maintains production sites in Germany and the USA.

The division maintains production sites in Germany as well as in Switzerland and the USA. The division comprises the Optics, Micro Optics, Optoelectronic Systems and Digital Imaging.

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