Laser Drive acquisition creates Martek Power Laser Drive

Aug. 31, 2010
Torrance, CA--Martek Power acquired Laser Drive; the new company Martek Power Laser Drive will specialize in power supplies for various laser and light sources.

Torrance, CA--Martek Power, a designer and manufacture of power supplies and converters, announced the acquisition of Laser Drive (Gibsonia, PA), a company specializing in the design, development, and production of power supplies for various laser and light sources. This latest addition to the Martek Power group is now named Martek Power Laser Drive.

Phil Thackray, Laser Drive director of R&D, said "Martek Power will help Laser Drive address new market segments that we have not been able to in the past." As a result of this acquisition, Martek Power will have a greater presence in the laser and lighting power supply market, where there is significant opportunities for growth.

"Our [Laser Drive's and Martek Power's] customers will greatly benefit from the combining of Laser Drive's technology with Martek Power's manufacturing expertise..." said Mike A. Innab, president, Martek Power. The combined business will further extend Martek Power’s existing broad range of product offerings and increase its industry leading position in the power supply market.

Some of Laser Drive’s laser products include power supplies for Argon, HeNe, and diode lasers. Its light products include capacitor charging power supplies for dye and excimer lasers, deuterium lamp power supplies, CW arc lamp and tungsten lamp power supplies, and a variety of flash lamp power supplies. Laser Drive’s manufacturing quality system is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

SOURCE: Martek Power; www.martekpower.com/pdfs/en/62.pdf

About the Author

Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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