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Asahi Kasei Acquires U.S. Ultraviolet LED Manufacturer

12:09 AM MST | January 11, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei says it has acquired Crystal IS (Green Island, NY), a leading manufacturer of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) using high-quality aluminum nitride substrates. A share purchase agreement was signed on December 28, 2011, and Crystal IS is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei. Crystal IS employs 25 people. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition will help combine the technologies of Asahi Kasei and Crystal IS, and will mark Asahi Kasei’s entry into the highly promising UV LED market and provide a...

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