CVI Laser Corporation announced the ribbon cutting on August 26, 1999, for its $4 million manufacturing expansion. Founded in 1972 in Albuquerque, N.M., by Dr. Yu H. Hahn, CVI has grown from two employees to more than 300 at six sites around the world. CVI designs and manufactures laser optical components and electro-optical systems for the semiconductor, biomedical and research markets. CVI has developed a wide range of products that facilitate many new applications for laser technology in semiconductor manufacturing and laser surgery. CVI credits its success to the continuous development of technology due to the dedication of its employees over the past 27 years. The company is firmly committed to delivering the best quality and the best customer service in the industry. The New Mexico Business Journal lists CVI among the top 100 privately owned companies in New Mexico and one of New Mexico's fastest growing technology companies.