Queen’s touch

Powerlase has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which recognises the company’s expansion within the international marketplace and its role in furthering the reputation of manufacturing excellence to an international audience.

The award further recognises the company’s expansion into the Korean flat-panel display television (FPD) marketplace with Samsung and LG using Powerlase’s technology.

The company is to expand to new applications in other sectors including solar cell processing, micro machining and OLED displays. It is also conducting research and development into next-generation semiconductor manufacturing techniques and current research partnerships include the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography System Development Association in Japan, University College Dublin and the CentralFloridaUniversity.

The awards are given annually by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister and advisory committee, which include representatives from the government, industry, commerce and trade unions.