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Avo Photonics Celebrates 10 Years of Opto-Electronic Design and Manufacturing Services

Avo Photonics is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of providing opto-electronic design, prototyping and production services to the medical, industrial, military, aerospace and communications markets.

Dr. Joseph Dallas, Avo President, and David Winick, Vice President of Engineering, founded the company in 2003 to fill a need for private-label photonics design through manufacturing. Avo moved into its current Horsham, Pa. office in 2004, and has since expanded its square footage by five times of the original size to accommodate the company’s growth. In 2006, Avo opened a second location in Toronto, Canada for design verification and prototyping.

In July 2011, Avo joined the global Halma technology group, which includes photonics specialists Ocean Optics, Fiberguide, Labsphere and PixelTeq. Current production at Avo ranges from single prototype builds to telecom laser assemblies at 20,000 per month. Recent products include FDA-approved fiber- coupled medical lasers, downhole photometers, rugged field-deployable lasers, vacuum-sealed IR imagers, spaceborne laser beacons and high speed transceivers.

Avo’s expertise in optical, mechanical, thermal and electrical engineering provides extensive design capabilities to its customers. Manufacturing is ISO9001 and ISO 13485 certified, ensuring performance, reliability and traceability. Avo employs precision-based automated and custom-tool production services in its Class 10,000 manufacturing facility that includes Class 100/1000 clean rooms.

About Avo Photonics

Avo is the photonics industry’s trusted source for exclusive, private label photonics design, development, and manufacturing. It produces confidential, client-owned optoelectronic solutions and products for military, aerospace, medical, communications and industrial application. Headquartered in greater Philadelphia with offices in Canada and European distribution, Avo was founded and still guided by laser physicists and engineers who blend critical, photonics-based disciplines into a single source for the conceptualizing, design, testing and producing of precision, rugged, optoelectronic components and assemblies. When the industry thinks Avo, they think Light. Precisely. Avo works with market leaders that demand strict confidentiality and advanced technology that address their rapidly evolving photonics needs.

For more information, email, visit or call 215.441.0107.


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