June 10, 2015 - North Logan, UT – Ophir, the global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation company, is pleased to announce that Ophir-Spiricon has been honored with a 2015 Utah Innovation Award from the Utah Technology Council (Salt Lake City, Utah). Designed to draw attention to the high level of innovation taking place throughout Utah, the awards program recognizes significant innovations and the companies that created them. Ophir-Spiricon was presented with the award in the category of Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing for BeamWatch®, the industry’s first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for very high power YAG, fiber, and diode lasers. The system instantly and accurately measures laser parameters without requiring contact with the laser beam. The awards were presented at the 13th annual Utah Innovation Awards luncheon where more than 350 individuals attended.