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QPC Awarded Contract for High-Precision Industrial Lasers

June 4, 2007

The European customer is purchasing production prototypes in a follow-on agreement, marking a shift to the early-stage production of the devices.


SYLMAR, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- QPC Lasers Inc. announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract to deliver high-performance production prototype lasers to a European customer for high-precision industrial measurement applications. This contract brings the customer's total orders for this product to more than $500,000 in the past 12 months and signals the transition from the development phase to the early stage production.

High-precision measurement, motion control, and positioning with lasers are critically important in the defense, homeland security, and industrial markets, where the measurement of distance, temperature, and pressure are required.

"QPC's proprietary Internal Grating technology offers state-of-the-art performance from a substantially more lightweight, compact, and cost-effective laser solution, compared with the traditional multi-stage gas, solid-state, or fiber lasers currently on the market," said Paul Rudy, PhD, QPC's Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "We are pleased to win this follow-on contract to deploy our Internal Grating technology into industrial products, and we are confident in our capabilities to continue to commercialize our technology and expand our business into other industrial and defense applications where precise tolerances and absolute accuracy are critical."

To be suitable for high-precision metrology, QPC's Internal Grating–based lasers emit light with an extremely accurate spectrum. The potential benefits to laser metrology include:

  • Increased precision, uptime, and yields in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industry through high-precision thickness/position monitoring

     

  • Increased reservoir output in the oil, gas, and energy markets through constant monitoring of oil/gas pipelines and power lines

     

  • Increased precision, increased range, and real-time threat identification with accurate range finding on the battlefield, opto-acoustic sensors in submarine towed arrays, and monitoring and security of defensive perimeters

About QPC Lasers Inc.
QPC Lasers Inc. is a world leader in the development and commercialization of high-brightness, high-power semiconductor lasers for the defense, homeland security, industrial, and medical markets. Founded in the year 2000, QPC is vertically integrated from epitaxy through packaging and performs all critical fabrication processes at its state-of-the-art high-technology facility in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar, CA. QPC is a publicly traded U.S. company and is ISO certified.


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