Tiger Optics LaserTrace 3(TM) Wins 2012 Golden Gas Award


WARRINGTON, Pa. - Tiger Optics LLC, a leading manufacturer of laser-based trace gas analyzers, today announced that its advanced LaserTrace 3(TM) has won the Golden Gas Award from Gases & Instrumentation International Magazine in the Gas Analysis & Detection category. It is the third such honor bestowed on Tiger Optics since the 2008 debut of the annual competition.

Utilizing Tiger Optics' patented Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW CRDS) technology, the LaserTrace 3 detects moisture and oxygen in inert gases at limits that are more than two times (2X) lower than previous generations of the product line. The detection limits, accuracy, and response time for ultra-high-purity gas measurements are superior to the competing laser-based technology (Tunable Diode Laser) and older vibrating crystal, electrolytic and chilled mirror instruments, the company said.

In a 'first' for the Gases & Instrumentation contest, two companies tied for the Gold award in the Gas Analysis & Detection Category. As a result, G&I Publisher Paul Nesdore said that a Gold Award would be bestowed on both Tiger Optics and Mettler-Toledo International Inc. The latter won recognition for its GPro(TM) 500 product. The trophies will be presented during the PITTCON 2012 exposition, which takes place March 12-15 in Orlando, Florida.

Tiger introduced its LaserTrace platform in 2003. Since that time, it has become the company's most popular product family, with nearly 500 systems in use worldwide. The multi-species, multi-point, multi-gas product line accommodates up to four sensor modules in a standard 19-inch rack, or permits placement of individual sensor models as far as 50 meters from the computerized control unit. Tiger Optics introduced the LaserTrace O2 in 2005 as the world's first laser-based, trace oxygen analyzer to detect parts-per-trillion levels in ultra-high-purity gases. In 2008, the LaserTrace+ made possible the lower detection limit (LDL) of 200 parts-per-trillion, affording the widest dynamic range of any dedicated analyzer currently in the market. The LaserTrace 3 was unveiled at the Semicon West trade show in July 2011.

About Tiger Optics

Tiger Optics, LLC makes laser-based gas analyzers that help manufacturers achieve faster throughput, with less waste. Nearly 1,200 robust Tiger units are at work in such demanding environments as semiconductor fabrication plants, gas manufacturers, chemical companies, and the metrology institutes of 15 nations. Please visit www.tigeroptics.com.

CONTACT:

Fred Conroy

Tiger Optics, LLC

(603) 343-2160

fconroy@tigeroptics.com

SOURCE Tiger Optics, LLC

Web Site: www.tigeroptics.com

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