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Sheaumann Laser Facilitates Major Expansion with Relocation to Billerica, MA

Sheaumann Laser, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of semiconductor lasers, will be moving to its new 57,800 square foot headquarters located at 5 Federal Street in Billerica, MA in August.

This relocation signals major growth for Sheaumann, allowing the company to significantly expand its workforce and production capabilities to meet the growing demand for laser-based technologies across a variety of industries. Sheaumann is one of the few vertically integrated laser manufacturers in the U.S.

The move is supported by a $2.34M grant from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). This award, paired with Sheaumann’s matching funds, enabled the purchase of laser manufacturing equipment to expand production and streamline existing processes. The company will broaden its wafer growth capabilities, expanding its current near infrared, GaAs wavelength range (780-1080nm) offerings to include InP wavelengths (1120nm-1875nm).

The building purchase signifies Sheaumann’s commitment to keep its production in the U.S., and the expansion will necessitate training and hiring additional skilled personnel from the region as they grow their workforce by 40%.

The M2I2 capital grant helps immensely in supporting Sheaumann’s passion for innovative technology by helping broaden our capabilities in laser growth to include InP wavelengths (1120nm-1875nm). The expansion of new technology and personnel will help Sheaumann nearly double its current product line, allowing us to continue to compete with overseas foundries while maintaining all production activities in Massachusetts.

Gary Sousa, President, Sheaumann Laser, Inc.

The Billerica facility has triple the space of Sheaumann’s original location in Marlborough and includes 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art cleanroom space for its manufacturing and R&D activities, along with dedicated space that meets quality and security regulations specific to the defense and spacecom sectors. Vertical integration of R&D, epitaxial wafer growth, and packaging allows Sheaumann the control and flexibility to create custom solutions for OEMs with unique requirements. In addition, Sheaumann has plans to develop an incubator space for photonics-based startups with complementary process needs. Qualified candidates will be able to lease cleanroom and office space.

For a behind the scenes tour of Sheaumann’s state-of-the-art facility in progress with President Gary Sousa, click here.


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