Opnext appoints the Optoelectronics Company to be Distributor for Laser Diode Technology

Henham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 19, 2012 -- The Optoelectronics Company Ltd, a distributor and manufacturer of innovative optoelectronic components, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Opnext to distribute its high performance laser diodes throughout Europe and North America.

The company will be offering Opnext's comprehensive line-up of high performance industrial laser diodes from 404nm through 852nm and output power ranges from 5mW to 500mW.

Foremost among these is the new Opnext HL45023TG blue laser diode, the first of a range of blue laser diodes being developed by Opnext with high optical output power of 60mW at a wavelength of 445nm in a tiny 3.8mm package. It has been designed for the growing market in mobile pico projector applications as well as embedded device applications where a pico projector image capability is integrated into a mobile phone.

Another notable laser diode for mobile pico projector applications is the HL63603TG, Opnext's latest which has a visible wavelength of 638nm and an output power of 120mW. It is available in a tiny 3.8mm package with single transverse mode and is ideal as the red light source of RGB laser pico projectors.

"Damon Cookman and I are very excited to be working with Opnext again. Current global economic conditions will ensure the first 12-18 months will be challenging but we are confident that there remains a strong market throughout Europe and North America for such innovative optoelectronic products." stated Managing Director, Tony Pope.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Opnext offers a comprehensive line-up of laser diodes from 404nm through 852nm and output power ranges from 5mW to 500mW.

All Opnext laser diodes are RoHS compliant.

Opnext (NASDAQ:OPXT) is the optical technology partner of choice supplying systems providers and OEMs worldwide with one of the industry's largest portfolios of 10G and higher next generation optical products and solutions. The Company's industry expertise, future-focused thinking and commitment to research and development combine in bringing to market the most advanced technology to the communications, defense, security and biomedical industries. Formed out of Hitachi, Opnext has built on more than 30 years experience in advanced technology to establish its broad portfolio of solutions and solid reputation for excellence in service and delivering value to its customers.

About The Optoelectronics Company Ltd

The Optoelectronics Company is a distributor and manufacturer of innovative optoelectronic components and products to the industrial, medical, telecommunications and defence markets in the UK, USA and Europe including Optowell VCSELs, Opnext Laser Diodes, Panasonic Lenses and Custom Designed Laser Diode Modules.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 19, 2012 at 8:39 am
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