Coherent, Inc. supplies photonics-based solutions in a broad range of commercial and scientific research applications. It designs, manufactures, services and market lasers and related accessories for a diverse group of customers. The company operates its business through two operating segments: Commercial Lasers & Components and Specialty Lasers & Systems. The Commercial Lasers & Components segment focuses on higher volume products that are offered in set configurations. The Specialty Lasers & Systems segment develops and manufactures configurable, advanced performance products largely serving the microelectronics, OEM components and instrumentation and scientific research and government programs markets. Coherent was founded on May 26, 1966 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.