MKS Debuts Powerful New >100 W UV Nanosecond Laser with Programmable Pulses

New Talon Ace UV100 Laser Enables High-Throughput Micromachining
for Advanced Electronics and Clean Energy

Andover, MA – June 26, 2023MKS Instruments, Inc.(NASDAQ: MKSI) introduces its Spectra-Physics® Talon® Ace UV100 laser, a powerful new pulsed nanosecond laser, delivering an industry-leading >100 W UV power with compelling cost-performance in a small form factor. The new laser delivers unprecedented flexibility, including TimeShift™ programmable pulse capability and a wide pulse repetition-rate range, to enable micromachining process optimization. Talon Ace UV100 is ideal for high-speed and high-quality manufacturing in micromachining of advanced electronics packaging, PC boards, photovoltaics, ceramics, semiconductors, and other materials and components.

"Talon Ace UV100 is a powerful innovation that delivers unrivaled capability in throughput, quality and process flexibility at new levels of cost-performance for high-volume 24/7 laser-based manufacturing,"
says Herman Chui, Vice President and General Manager for Spectra-Physics lasers.
"The new laser further extends our leadership in laser micromachining, building on our highly successful Talon family of UV and green nanosecond lasers with 100 W UV power and our unique TimeShift programmable pulse technology."

Talon Ace UV100 leads the industry with the highest single-mode nanosecond UV power (>100 W) and >500 µJ pulse energy. Based on our decades of proven experience in high-power UV ns lasers, the patent-pending Talon Ace UV100 laser excels in demanding 24/7 industrial applications. All Talon Ace lasers pass extensive environmental qualification testing to ensure high reliability. Fully automated and computer controlled, Talon Ace UV100 delivers excellent beam pointing stability, ensuring high precision, high throughput, and operational consistency.

The new Spectra-Physics Talon Ace UV100 laser will be featured at Laser World of Photonics, Messe München, Munich, Germany, June 27-30, 2023. Please visit MKS at Hall A3, Booth #219 for a demonstration. For more information, please see

Spectra-Physics® and Talon® are registered trademarks, and ACE, It’s in the Box and TimeShift are trademarks of MKS Instruments, Inc., or a subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc.

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) enables technologies that transform our world. We deliver foundational technology solutions to leading edge semiconductor manufacturing, advanced electronics and specialty industrial applications. We apply our broad science and engineering capabilities to create instruments, subsystems, systems, process control solutions and specialty chemicals technology that improve process performance, optimize productivity and enable unique innovations for many of the world’s leading technology and industrial companies. Our solutions are critical to addressing the challenges of miniaturization and complexity in advanced device manufacturing by enabling increased power, speed and feature enhancement for optimized connectivity. Our solutions are also critical to addressing ever-increasing performance requirements across a wide array of specialty industrial applications. Additional information can be found at

MKS Photonics Solutions

Spectra-Physics, Ophir and Newport are brands within the MKS Instruments Photonics Solutions division. We provide a full range of solutions including lasers, beam measurement and profiling, precision motion control, vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, temperature sensing, opto-mechanical components and optical elements.

About the Spectra-Physics Brand

Spectra-Physics is a brand within the MKS Instruments Photonics Solutions Division. The Spectra-Physics product portfolio consists of a broad spectrum of lasers for precision industrial and scientific research applications. Spectra-Physics products combine groundbreaking laser technologies with deep applications expertise to deliver disruptive performance and lower total cost of ownership. From the manufacturing floor and semiconductor fab to the research laboratory, Spectra-Physics lasers enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, and research markets. For more information, visit

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