Analog Modules Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Analog Modules located in Longwood, FL is celebrating their 40th year in business.

AMI’s founder Ian Crawford, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, had been designing laser-based systems for Ferranti when he was recruited by William “Bill” Schwartz to bring his expertise in electro-optics to International Laser Systems (ILS) in 1978. The late Bill Schwartz was the father of the laser industry in Florida with at least 17 companies growing out of ILS and Schwartz Elector-Optics (SEO).

When ILS was purchased by Martin Marietta, Mr. Crawford founded Analog Modules in his garage in 1979, incorporating AMI in the following year. The strategic plan was to use Ian’s expertise in laser systems and analog electronics to develop OEM modules for EO and laser-related defense and commercial markets. Original product offerings of amplifiers and LIDAR electronics expanded to include power supply and laser drive electronics for semiconductor and solid state lasers.

AMI moved into its current location in 1985; expanding into adjacent buildings over the years as needed.

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