JENA, Germany, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenoptik's Lasers Material Processing
division will in future be represented in the Asian market with a laser
application center, in close cooperation with the Korean company Telstar-Hommel
Corp.. Byung-Hoon Im, President and CEO of Telstar-Hommel, and Michael Mertin,
CEO of JENOPTIK AG, signed the shareholders agreement for JENOPTIK Korea Corp.,
on July 2nd. Telstar-Hommel will hold 33.3 percent of shares in the company
which is headquartered in Pyeongtaek (Gyeonggi Province). With 66.6 percent,
JENOPTIK AG will be the majority shareholder.

With the joint company, Jenoptik is boosting its direct presence in Asia. By the
beginning of next year, an application center for Asian customers of the Lasers
Material Processing division will be built locally. The partners will invest a
total of 4.4 million US dollars.

The application center is aimed at the entire Asian market and is due to open in
early 2010. Jenoptik will present a range of systems for laser material
processing there, specifically addressing the electronics, flat-panel, and
photovoltaics industries. Jenoptik laser processing systems will then be
available to interested parties for processing brittle materials such as display
glass, solar cells, ceramics and silicon wafers, as well as for the special
laser separation method for these materials, so-called TLS-dicing (TLS = thermal
laser separation). Customers may test production techniques on the systems and
refine them in accordance with their requirements.

The optoelectronics group Jenoptik divides its activities into the five
divisions Lasers Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology,
Traffic Solutions and Defense Civil Systems. Its customers mainly include
companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing
industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology,
security and defense technology as well as the aerospace industry.

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SOURCE: Jenoptik AG

contact: Katrin Lauterbach, +49(0)3641-652255.