It seems very likely that for first time four companies will exceed the revenue of $1 billion in 2016. This comes along with substantial changes in the market for lasers and laser systems. The article analyzes some of the changes and looks at the individual success strategies of the major players in these markets.
About the author
Andreas F. Thoss is the founder and CEO of THOSS Media GmbH. He holds a PhD in Physics from the Free University Berlin. Before starting his own venture, he worked as a development engineer for medical laser systems with Aesculap-Meditec (now ZEISS Meditec) in Jena, Germany. In 2003, he joined the international publishing house, John Wiley & Sons. There, he gathered comprehensive experience as Publisher, Editor, and Commissioning Editor in the areas of book, journal, and online publishing. Since 2010, he manages THOSS Media, where he cofounded Advanced Optical Technologies. In addition, he writes for other journals such as Laser Focus World.
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