LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On August 17 Inc. magazine included SA Photonics in its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
“We are excited to see our highest listing on the Inc. 5000 in four years,” says SA Photonics’ President and CEO Jim Coward. “With this listing, SA Photonics is also proud to be a Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree in Inc.’s Honor Roll. Our sustained growth over many years is validation of our team’s continued progress in advancing state-of-the-art photonics.”
The 2016 Inc. 5000, available online at Inc.com, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, generating 640,000 jobs over the past three years.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great—usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
About SA Photonics
SA Photonics is a Silicon Valley pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative photonics solutions for military and commercial applications, with particular expertise in optical communications, laser-based sensors, inertial sensors, vision systems (including head mounted augmented reality displays), ruggedized photonics hardware, and complex analog and digital components for space, marine, avionic and ground applications. SA Photonics is a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Award for outstanding success, and is routinely listed by the Deloitte Fast 500 and Inc. 5000 awards programs as one of the fastest-growing private companies in North America. To learn more please visit www.saphotonics.com .