In 1986, Hitoshi Inoue founded LIC Engineering (formerly Laser Innovations Corp.) in Sunnyvale, CA to manufacture and market Super Pulse & Ballastless CO2 laser power supply. In the 1990s, LIC Engineering introduced its first flat-type water cooled CO2 laser power supply, the CSF-series. In the mid ’90s, the company introduced cost effective 600W/1KW CPF-series and the highest power of 25KW CSF-25000PD & CSF-25000/8. These CSF-& CPF series are the most popular and long run products among LIC Engineering’s products line. Since the company introduced the first water cooled power supply in the late ’80s, the company has continued to manufacture the high efficient soft switching and unique water cooled CO2, Yag, and Capacitor charging laser power supply.
LIC Engineering is also the pioneering company for the QCW LD-Drivers and Super Pulse for laser diode applications. In 2005, the company introduced the first high peak current, fast rise time and ultra high QCW power laser diode drivers. LIC was one of the first companies to make the QCW laser diode power supplies and has since added a wide variety of High Power LD Driver, High Power QCW Laser Diode Power Supplies /Gas Discharge solutions.