Power Technology celebrates 55 Years in business

Power Technology celebrates 55 Years in business


Power Technology celebrates 55 incredible years in business

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Little Rock 
 Jan. 3, 2024  Power Technology is celebrating its 55th year in the laser industry. In 1969, Power Technology began on its founder’s kitchen table and went on to become a pioneer in the global photonics community. 

“It began with a request to build a power supply for a Helium-Neon gas laser,” said Thomas Burgess, Founder of Power Technology. My previous career as an engineer in the telecom and defense sectors gave me the tools to create a power supply that was roughly 50 times smaller than what the customer was using at the time. After delivering a prototype, the client was initially skeptical but returned two weeks later with requests for six more units for its largest order ever. With that, the company was born.”

Today, Power Technology designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of advanced laser technology primarily for the defense, life science, and semiconductor industries. From laser diodes to DPSS lasers to HeNe laser power supplies, it builds laser light sources for a wide variety of high-fidelity, analytical applications.

“We are extremely proud of our 55 years of service in the laser industry. As one of the oldest laser manufacturers in the world, we have enjoyed watching the evolution of the industry unfold over the years. We look forward to continuing to contribute our entrepreneurial spirit to the ever-evolving exploration of what can be made possible in the world of photonics,” said Burgess.

Power Technology will continue to celebrate the milestone with multiple events throughout the year.

Visit powertechnology.com for more information.

About Power Technology, Inc.
Power Technology, Inc., established in 1969, is a leading manufacturer of lasers for OEM cinema, analytical, biomedical, industrial, semiconductor inspection, defense & security, and machine vision applications. 


Media contact:
Chris Jilka
Marketing Manager
Power Technology