Horsham, Pa. (December 4, 2013) – 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

Avo Photonics provides exclusive, private label opto-electronic design, prototyping and production services for medical, industrial, military, aerospace and communications applications. Through its pure- service business model, Avo produces confidential, client-owned products and systems that launch its customers to the forefront of their markets. To find out more about Avo Photonics and its unique service process that enables it to work with companies at any stage of their idea lifecycle, visit http://www.avophotonics.com.