AMI’s 40th Anniversary!

AMI Building 1, 1985

Analog Modules, Inc. 1985

Longwood, FL – September 9, 2020. Analog Modules, Inc. is pleased to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its incorporation on this date in 1980.

AMI’s founder Ian Crawford, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, had been designing laser-based systems for Ferranti when he was recruited by William “Bill” Schwartz to bring his expertise in electro-optics to International Laser Systems (ILS) in 1978. The late Bill Schwartz was the father of the laser industry in Florida with at least 17 companies growing out of ILS and Schwartz Elector-Optics (SEO).

Model 521A Prototype

1979 First Standard Product
HV Photodetector Bias Supply

When ILS was purchased by Martin Marietta, Mr. Crawford founded Analog Modules in his garage in 1979, incorporating AMI in the following year.  The strategic plan was to use Ian’s expertise in laser systems and analog electronics to develop OEM modules for EO and laser-related defense and commercial markets.  Original product offerings of amplifiers and LIDAR electronics expanded to include power supply and laser drive electronics for semiconductor and solid state lasers.

 

 

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November 1982

AMI moved into its current location in 1985; expanding into adjacent buildings over the years as needed.  Always internally funded, AMI consistently grew for the next four decades making a profit in each of those years.  AMI currently produces a wide range of stand-alone and OEM analog electronic products for the laser and electro-optics industries.

With Mr. Crawford’s continued guidance, AMI has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance rugged sensor and laser electronics modules for military applications. AMI’s military products are used in Air, Ship, Man Pack, Ground Vehicle, and Maritime environments.

AMI’s power supplies and drive electronics offer the highest power density and best voltage vs. power curve available on the market today.  Products include capacitor charging power supplies, simmer supplies, Pockels’ cell drivers, pulsed flashlamp drivers, and mid- to high-power laser diode drivers for diode pumped and fiber lasers. These products serve applications in medical, military, scientific, and industrial markets.

In April 2001, AMI was acquired by HEICO Corporation as a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group. AMI operates independently with Ian Crawford remaining as our CEO along with other key personnel who have been with the company for up to 36 years!

Today 55 full-time employees are involved in design, development, and manufacturing. AMI continues to improve existing products and develop new ones for future laser and electro-optics applications.

For more information about AMI please visit our web site at www.analogmodules.com.

Posted in General News, Laser Electronics, Sensors and Amplifiers

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