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QPC Lasers Announces 8th Issued Patent
Monday, March 31, 2008
Company Further Protects Intellectual Property Portfolio
Sylmar, CA -- QPC Lasers, Inc. (OTCBB: QPCI) "QPC," a world leader in the design and manufacture of high brightness, high power semiconductor lasers for the consumer electronics, industrial, defense, and medical markets, announces that it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company now holds eight issued patents and eight patents pending.
Patent number US 7,342,951, titled "Laser Diode With Monolithic Intra-Cavity Difference Frequency Generator," protects a concept unique to QPC for a new architecture using nonlinear optical frequency converters integrated onto the source chip to create new infrared output frequencies.
"This is the second patent we’ve announced this year, further expanding and protecting our intellectual property portfolio which is important as we continue to develop new technologies in areas relevant to important new product developments," said President and CEO, Jeff Ungar, Ph.D. "There are a number of technologies unique to QPC and we will continue to add to our already strong portfolio of patents and trade secrets to further protect the competitive advantages of our products, thereby preserving our leadership position in the high power laser diode market."
Forward Looking Statements
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About QPC Lasers, Inc.
QPC Lasers, Inc. (www.QPClasers.com) is a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-brightness, high-power semiconductor lasers for the consumer electronics, 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 (OTCBB: QPCI) and is ISO certified.
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