LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In August Inc. magazine included SA Photonics in its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
“We are very proud to be listed on the Inc. 5000 for a fourth time,” says SA Photonics’ President and CEO Jim Coward. “As a small business, this honor validates our continued innovation and technological advances in photonics. In addition to the financial growth exhibited by the Inc. 5000 listing, SA Photonics has also grown in size with a larger staff and a new facility in Los Gatos, California in 2015. As a result, we look forward to continued financial growth, job generation, and further small business development for many years to come.”
The 2015 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 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.
“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”
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.