Fiberguide will join Molex’s Polymicro business, a Phoenix-based manufacturer of specialty optical fiber and fluidic-based products for medical, industrial and datacom applications. The acquisition will help Molex address the stringent needs of medical applications, including high-power laser surgery, DNA sequencing and flow cytometry, according to Lisle, Ill.-based Molex.
Molex and Fiberguide both have expertise in optical fibers, analytical probes and fully packaged assemblies for minimally invasive medical procedures.
“Fiberguide contributes more than 40 years of technological innovation to Molex,” said Fiberguide technology VP Devinder Saini in a news release. “We share similar cultures and are united in our focus to deliver the most powerful, vertically integrated fiber solutions available.”
Molex also plans to develop “centers of optical fiber excellence” in Phoenix and Caldwell.
“Today, Molex is setting a new standard of excellence in the industry while fulfilling our vision of becoming the leading provider of specialty optical fiber products,” said Polymicro GM Jim Clarkin. “Our combined capabilities give global customers a full array of products and complete solutions to meet emerging requirements for innovative laser-based optical systems.”