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about Spectra-Physics

Founded over 55 years ago as the first commercial laser company, Spectra-Physics delivers breakthrough technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live. From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, the company has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day.

Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping its customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward. The company does so by offering groundbreaking technologies, deep applications expertise, disruptive cost-performance, a commitment to world-class customer experience, and the highest standards for operational excellence and continuous global improvement.

World-Class Laser Manufacturing Operations

Spectra-Physics is a proven volume supplier of industrial lasers, and each year, we manufacture and deploy thousands of lasers serving demanding applications. Our world-class operations start with our highly experienced cross-functional team from critical capital equipment industries including lasers, semiconductors, flat panel displays, PCBs, medical, and automotive. We manufacture our lasers in state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities, and our extensive optical coating capability (equipment, processes and know-how) results in high optical damage threshold and precision dispersion control – necessary for UV, ultrafast, and high energy lasers. We employ rigorous methodologies including 5S, statistical process control, and lean manufacturing – the result is an on-time delivery performance averaging ~99% and warranty cost averaging ~1%. For volume ramps, we have extensive experience in delivering rapid capacity increases to support customer requirements in demanding industries such as consumer electronics.

Proven Reliability

At Spectra-Physics, we design, qualify, manufacture and test our lasers to rigorous standards to ensure long operating life and uptime for our customers. From the start, we design our lasers for reliability by using proven components, modeling thermal and stress characteristics, performing extensive risk analysis, and engaging reliability and manufacturing engineers early in the design process. We qualify our lasers at the component level and again at the system level with a battery of tests ranging from shock and vibration to temperature cycling and humidity. In the production line, we manufacture our lasers to the highest standards for quality, employing statistical process controls and extensive ISO procedures. Before leaving the factory, our lasers are subjected to rigorous production screening tests to further ensure highest reliability. We strongly value customer feedback, and we embrace quantified and initiative driven continuous improvement throughout the company. We understand that uptime and reliability are critical for our customers, and we intensely focus on ensuring the highest level of dependability.

Spectra-Physics is a part of Newport, an MKS Instruments company, and has offices in countries around the world, serving customers across a broad range of industry segments.