MKS Receives China Industry Innovation Award for Compact, High Energy UV Lasers

Prestigious Award Recognizes Latest Addition to Highly Successful Explorer One Laser Portfolio

Andover, MA – November 10, 2021MKS Instruments, Inc.(NASDAQ: MKSI) announces that it has received the Laser Industry Innovation Award in China for the Spectra-Physics® Explorer® One™ high-energy ultraviolet (UV) nanosecond laser. MKS received the industrial lasers award in recognition for the high performance (high pulse energy of 200 μJ and 4 W output power in the UV) in an ultracompact size, ideal for precision industrial manufacturing applications.

“We are honored to be presented with this innovation award for our recent addition to our Explorer One pulsed UV laser family,”

said Jürgen Niederhofer, general manager for Spectra-Physics lasers in Europe.
“The award is another important recognition of Spectra-Physics leadership in UV lasers and our contribution to demanding industrial production processes.”

MKS representatives accepted the award at a ceremony in Shenzhen, China. The Guangdong Laser Industry Association aims to encourage innovation and development to promote laser technology to a higher level.

The Explorer One HP HE 355-200 laser offers >200 µJ of UV pulse energy, pulse widths of <15 ns, and user-adjustable repetition rates from single shot to 200 kHz. The laser’s advanced E-Track™ active pulse-energy control features a closed-loop algorithm that enables dynamic pulse energy adjustment with various gating operations for optimal process control.

The Explorer One HP HE 355-200 laser will be featured at SPIE Photonics West, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, January 25-27, 2022. Please visit Spectra-Physics at booth #927 for a demonstration.

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Spectra-Physics® and Explorer® are registered trademarks and E-Track™ and One™ are trademarks of MKS Instruments, Inc., or a subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc.

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) enables technologies that transform our world. We deliver foundational technology solutions to leading edge semiconductor manufacturing, advanced electronics and specialty industrial applications. We apply our broad science and engineering capabilities to create instruments, subsystems, systems, process control solutions and specialty chemicals technology that improve process performance, optimize productivity and enable unique innovations for many of the world’s leading technology and industrial companies. Our solutions are critical to addressing the challenges of miniaturization and complexity in advanced device manufacturing by enabling increased power, speed and feature enhancement for optimized connectivity. Our solutions are also critical to addressing ever-increasing performance requirements across a wide array of specialty industrial applications. Additional information can be found at

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

Spectra-Physics is a brand within the MKS Instruments Photonics Solutions Division. The Spectra-Physics product portfolio consists of a broad spectrum of lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications. Spectra-Physics products combine groundbreaking laser technologies with deep applications expertise to deliver disruptive performance and lower total cost of ownership. From the manufacturing floor and semiconductor fab to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics lasers enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, and research markets. For more information, visit

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