product announcement


New Talon® 355-20 transforms high throughput, low cost microelectronics production

Santa Clara, CA – February 10, 2015 – Spectra-Physics®, a Newport company, introduces Talon 355-20, a high UV output power addition to its highly popular Talon family of Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. The new laser delivers >20 W UV power, wide-repetition-rate range of 0 to 500 kHz, and excellent beam profile and stability. With disruptive cost-performance, Talon 355-20 is ideal for manufacturing mobile device components such as PCBs, semiconductors, electronic components, and displays

“The Talon series has transformed the market for UV lasers in 24/7 manufacturing with an unprecedented combination of proven reliability and disruptive cost-performance,” says Scott White, director of product marketing for Spectra-Physics. “Customers are delighted with the dependable performance of Talon in their production lines, and Talon 355-20 significantly furthers the capability of this compelling platform.”

Talon is available in >20, >15, >12 and >6 W UV and >20 W green versions. The laser’s “It’s in the Box™” design combines power supply and laser head into a single, common rugged package for simple system integration and facilitates straightforward switching between models to achieve specific end customer requirements. Talon has passed extensive environmental qualification testing, and each laser is subjected to rigorous production tests to ensure high reliability for operation in 24/7 applications and lowest cost of ownership.

Spectra-Physics’ Talon 355-20 laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, February 10-12, 2015. Please visit Spectra-Physics at booth #1401 for a demonstration. For more information, please see

About Spectra-Physics

Founded over 50 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. Spectra-Physics is a Newport company and has offices in countries around the world, serving customers across a broad range of industry segments.

Company Contacts

Herman Chui
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Tel: +1 408-980-6996

Elizabeth Peartree
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +1 408-980-4305