Coherent, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of lasers and laser-based solutions. Our products feature superior reliability and performance, and provide significant cost advantages for scientific, commercial and industrial customers competing in the most demanding markets. The unique characteristics of our product portfolio, combined with our history of innovation, provide a decided advantage to our customers as they seek breakthroughs in research or in the development of cutting-edge applications.Founded in 1966, we design, manufacture and market laser sources, laser tools, accessories and components for a wide range of markets and applications. In addition to laser sources and tools, we also offer leading-edge beam forming and beam guidance systems as well as laser beam measurement and control equipment. The capabilities of our products are exceptionally diverse, and are used in a wide range of markets and applications: microelectronics (including semiconductor test and measurement, advanced packaging, production of flat panel displays and solar cells); graphic arts and display; materials processing; instrumentation for biotechnology and medical imaging; and, of course, in advanced engineering, genetics, biology, chemistry, and physics.Our ongoing work with integrators, end users and researchers creates greater efficiency and productivity today, as well as insights that will lead to technological breakthroughs in the future. Such advancements in laser technology and their impact on commerce, industry and scientific research have been the hallmark of our business for over 40 years.