MKS Receives Two Innovation Awards in China for the Spectra-Physics® IceFyre® UV Picosecond Laser

Prestigious Awards Highlight the IceFyre Laser’s Capability to Enable Precision Micromachining Processing

Andover, MA – September 22, 2020MKS Instruments, Inc.(NASDAQ: MKSI) announces that it has received two technology innovation awards in China for the MKS Spectra-Physics® IceFyre® 50-Watt ultraviolet (UV) picosecond laser. MKS received the Ringier Technology Innovation Award and the OFweek Ultrafast Laser Technology Innovation Award, in recognition of the IceFyre laser’s unique capability and versatility for picosecond precision micromachining.

"We are honored to be presented with both the Ringier and OFweek awards for our IceFyre high-power UV picosecond laser," said Dave Allen, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Spectra-Physics lasers. "These awards are another important recognition of our IceFyre picosecond laser’s groundbreaking capability to enable exceptional micromachining process quality and throughput."

Both awards were accepted by MKS representatives at respective ceremonies in Shanghai, China. Ringier Trade Media and OFweek encourage and promote businesses to invest in technical innovation to enhance global industry productivity through their annual industry award programs.

The IceFyre 50-Watt ultraviolet picosecond laser is a unique hybrid-fiber laser featuring exclusive TimeShift™ picosecond programmable pulse capability, dynamic power adjustment, pulse-on-demand, position synchronized output triggering and the industry’s lowest timing jitter. The highly advanced feature set enables unprecedented precision micromachining productivity and flexibility for processing today’s most complex materials.

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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 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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