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CyberOptics benefiting from stronger demand as sales increase 110% in 2010

18 February 2011 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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CyberOptics reported consolidated sales for 2010 of US$56.9 million, an increase of 110% from US$27 million in 2009. CyberOptics fourth quarter sales of US $13.966 million, up 56% from US$8.975 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Order backlog stood at US$7.2 million, compared to US$12.8 million at the end of the third quarter. The majority of this backlog is scheduled to ship in this year’s first and second quarters.

The company said that demand for its line of WaferSense semiconductor products rose in the fourth quarter to approximately US$1.1 million in sales.

CyberOptics also noted that it had recently received a significant order for PV equipment supplier, DEK for wafer alignment camera’s. DEK Solar uses the technology in its new Eclipse metallization line. CyberOptics sales in the PV equipment market are growing on the back of capacity expansion plans of PV manufacturers, especially in Asia, where DEK has its strongest customer base.

The company expects first quarter 2011 sales to be in the range of US$12.5 to US$13.5 million. For full-year 2011, the company is forecasting sales of US$60 to US$65 million.

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