Lumics' Appoints Laser Components USA as its Strategic NAFTA Distributor

With the exclusive appointment of Laser Components USA, new and existing customers will benefit from a much better service and continuity and Lumics will gain improved access to evolving applications in that region.

Lumics GmbH - Berlin and Laser Components - Hudson/N.H. are pleased to

announce with immediate effect their strategic partnership which names Laser
Components USA as the exclusive distributor for Lumics in all NAFTA
countries (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico).

Responding to the constantly growing demand in that region for Lumics'
high-power laser diode products with their many diversified applications in
industrial, medical, space, defense, and scientific fields, Lumics continues
to consolidate and strengthen its global sales support. With the exclusive
appointment of Laser Components USA, new and existing customers will benefit
from a much better service and continuity and Lumics will gain improved
access to evolving applications in that region.

"The US market is a steadily growing market with great importance to us",
said Dr. Nils Kirstaedter, Lumics' CEO. "We value Laser Components USA for
their expertise in the photonics and laser industry and for their excellent
relations with the key players, as well as for their competent technical
support and after sales service to their customers.".

"We are very pleased to enter into this exclusive agreement with Lumics. We
are convinced that Lumics' high quality diode lasers will have a very
positive prospect in our market. Our team is keen to intensify the business
cooperation with Lumics and promote their products", states Gary Hayes,
General Manager Laser Components USA.

Lumics GmbH in Berlin is a manufacturer of diode lasers, fiber coupled
single- and multi-mode laser diode modules and turn-key laser systems based
on Lumics' patented single emitter technology.

Laser Components USA, Inc., founded in 2000, is a leading provider of
photonic products for North America. See also
http://www.lasercomponents.com/us/.

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