product announcement


New Laser Ideal for High Volume Manufacturing of 5G Electronics, OLED Displays and Solar Photovoltaics

Andover, MA – June 24, 2019MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) introduces its Spectra-Physics® IceFyre® 355-50, a high power, industrial UV picosecond hybrid fiber laser with industry-leading performance and versatility and low cost-of-ownership. Delivering >50 W UV power, ultrashort pulses, and highest power at repetition rates up to 10 MHz, the laser is ideal for high throughput, high quality micromachining in 24/7 production lines. With programmable burst mode, advanced triggering, and widely adjustable repetition rates, IceFyre 355-50 offers unprecedented versatility for process optimization and adaptability to new materials and requirements. The new laser enables cold micromachining in high volume manufacturing of 5G electronics components and flexible printed circuits, OLED and flexible displays, solar photovoltaic cells, and many other materials and devices.

“IceFyre 355-50 sets the new standard for high power UV picosecond industrial lasers,” said Dave Allen, senior vice president and general manager for Spectra-Physics lasers.  “With its exceptional performance, unparalleled versatility, and low cost-of-ownership, the new laser is an enabler for high volume precision micromachining in some of today’s hottest applications in consumer electronics, clean energy and industrial manufacturing.”

As an important addition to the successful family of IceFyre picosecond lasers, IceFyre 355-50 delivers >50 W UV average power and 10 ps pulse widths with adjustable repetition rates from single shot up to 10 MHz.  Featuring pulse-on-demand (POD) and position synchronized output (PSO) triggering, the industry’s lowest timing jitter, and built-in dynamic power adjustment, the new laser delivers precise control for high speed processes.  IceFyre 355-50’s TimeShift™ ps programmable pulse capability results in flexible burst mode operation with adjustable burst shape, pulse separation and number of pulses in a burst, all with high UV power available. 

Building on MKS’ deep experience and technology, the Spectra-Physics IceFyre 355-50 leverages an efficient patent-pending design to yield high performance, high reliability and low cost-of-ownership.  Fully automated and computer controlled, the laser exhibits exceptional stability in power and beam pointing to ensure high reproducibility and precision for demanding applications.

Spectra-Physics’ IceFyre 355-50 laser will be featured at Laser World of Photonics, Munich, Germany, June 24-27, 2019.  Please visit MKS at booth A2.209 for a demonstration.  For more information, please see

About MKS

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, optics, lasers and motion control. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for electronic thin film, process manufacturing, environmental monitoring and life sciences, as well as government and research.

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

The Spectra-Physics brand comprises breakthrough laser technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live.  From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day.  Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward.  We do 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.  

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