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part of Ferranti
c.1963 Started work on use of lasers
1984 As a result of the reorganisation of the company, the Industrial Electronics Division was formed as one of the 5 divisions.
1988 Ferranti Industrial Electronics, of Dundee, offered CO2 lasers for industrial cutting duty
1990 Two parts of this division, laser and components, both based in Dundee, were in negotiation to conduct management buy-outs