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) is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, temperature sensing, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control and laser-based manufacturing systems solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, and research and defense. Additional information can be found at

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

Spectra-Physics is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion 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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