SA Photonics

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SA Photonics is a company that designs and develops laser communication equipment, satellite sensors, fiber optic gyros, and vision systems for the defense, aerospace, aeronautical, terrestrial telecommunications, and semiconductor industries. It offers products and technologies that include solutions for coherent communications, head-mounted displays, microwave sensors, LADAR/LIDAR systems, fast steering mirror sense and control systems, compact fiber gyros, high power pulsed fiber lasers, and RF beamformers.
HQLos Gatos, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)95(+7%)
Revenue (Y, 2018)$27 M(+16%)
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Key People/Management at SA Photonics

Jim Coward

Jim Coward

Chief Executive Officer
Michael P. Browne

Michael P. Browne

General Manager-Vision Products
Dave Pechner

Dave Pechner

Chief Technology Officer
David Upham

David Upham

Vice President of Engineering
Mustafa Veziroglu

Mustafa Veziroglu

Vice President & General Manager - Communications and Sensing Division
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SA Photonics Office Locations

SA Photonics has an office in Los Gatos
Los Gatos, US (HQ)
120 Knowles Dr
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SA Photonics Financials and Metrics

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SA Photonics Revenue

SA Photonics's revenue was reported to be $27 m in Y, 2018 which is a 15.9% increase from the previous period.

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SA Photonics Operating Metrics

Sep, 2020

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30 k

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SA Photonics News and Updates

DARPA awards Blackjack contracts to Blue Canyon, SA Photonics

Blue Canyon received a contract for satellite buses. SA Photonics' contract is for optical communications terminals.

SA Photonics Delivers First PilotVision Augmented Reality Display

SA Photonics, one of the designers and manufacturers of augmented reality (AR) head mounted displays, is pleased to announce the first commercial sale of its PilotVision AR display.

SA Photonics Releases Innovative SA-62/E Electronic See-Through Augmented Reality Display

SA Photonics announces the release of its innovative SA-62/E augmented reality (AR) display with electronic see-through and almost no peripheral obscuration.

SA-92/S Delivered to U.S. Army for Reconfigurable Virtual Cockpit Trainers

SA Photonics’ SA-92/S Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display was delivered to the U.S. Army PEO-STRI in Orlando for evaluation.

SA Photonics Introduces PilotVision HMD

SA Photonics introduced their new PilotVision augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.

PilotVision™ Garners Attention During Debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

The PilotVision™ product debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 proved successful, with SA Photonics’ new prototype augmented reality system garnering significant attention from the General Aviation community. PilotVision clips on to a set of communications headgear and provides unmatched situational …
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SA Photonics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SA Photonics founded?

    SA Photonics was founded in 2002.

  • Who are SA Photonics key executives?

    SA Photonics's key executives are Jim Coward, Michael P. Browne and Dave Pechner.

  • How many employees does SA Photonics have?

    SA Photonics has 95 employees.

  • What is SA Photonics revenue?

    Latest SA Photonics annual revenue is $27 m.

  • What is SA Photonics revenue per employee?

    Latest SA Photonics revenue per employee is $284.2 k.

  • Who are SA Photonics competitors?

    Competitors of SA Photonics include LeddarTech, CyberOptics and iView Displays.

  • Where is SA Photonics headquarters?

    SA Photonics headquarters is located at 120 Knowles Dr, Los Gatos.

  • Where are SA Photonics offices?

    SA Photonics has an office in Los Gatos.

  • How many offices does SA Photonics have?

    SA Photonics has 1 office.