Powerlase has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise. The award recognises Powerlase's continued expansion in the international marketplace and the laser company's role in furthering the reputation of manufacturing excellence to an international audience.
The Queen's Awards are the UK's awards for business performance, recognising exceptional achievement by UK companies. Powerlase has been recognised in the International Trade category. The award has been presented to Powerlase in acknowledgment of continued success within the company's targeted international marketplaces. This includes significant expansion into the Korean flat-panel display television (FPD) marketplace. High-profile customer deals with leading consumer electronics manufactures have lead to Powerlase's laser technology being used by Samsung and LG. The company's work in the research and development into next-generation semiconductor manufacturing techniques has also been recognised.
Powerlase is currently engaged in research partnerships with academic and research institutions across the world, including the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography System Development Association (EUVA) in Japan, University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland and the National the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the US. The partnership with UCF has yielded significant research breakthroughs, resulting in Powerlase being awarded Medallion member status at the University.