GARDEN GROVE — Perkin-Elmer Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its Applied Optics unit to a Massachusetts firm for an undisclosed sum.
Applied Optics, which has 250 employees and yearly revenue of about $25 million, is part of Perkin Elmer's government systems division, one of three units that the company decided to sell last year as part of a broad restructuring. Another piece of the government systems group was sold to Hughes Aircraft Co. last year.
George Olmsted, vice president of privately held, Westport, Mass.-based Optical Corp. of America, or OCA, said Applied Optics will operate as a separate subsidiary with current management. OCA, with about 70 employees, is actually much smaller than Applied Optics, which will be renamed OCA Applied Optics.
Michael J. Devlin, currently general manager of Applied Optics, will become president of the OCA Applied Optics subsidiary. He said no layoffs or other consolidations are expected.