SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 — For high-speed cutting and drilling of microelectronics, Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corp. brand, has launched a high-power green Q-switched laser. The Pulseo 532-44 features good stability, beam quality, pulse width and reliability. It is used for precision cutting and drilling of semiconductors, glass, electronic packages, printed circuit boards and ceramic substrates. The laser is designed and tested for 24/7 operation in demanding microelectronics manufacturing environments. It features >44-W average 532-nm output power with short 30-ns pulse widths for minimizing undesirable heat damage to the processed material, and <3% pulse-to-pulse stability for high process reproducibility and yields.