Laser Components and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Announce North American Franchise Agreement for Distribution of Semiconductor Laser Products

Laser Components IG, Inc., a leading NAFTA distributor of high technology semiconductor pulsed lasers, detectors, high power laser optics and polarizers; and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., one of the worldwide leaders in semiconductor diode laser technology; today announced a franchise distribution agreement throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico effective May 1, 2007.

This agreement involves the distribution of all OSRAM's High-Power Laser Diodes products.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors focuses its product offering on current growing laser markets such as military, security, medical, industrial, and commercial with unmounted semiconductor diode laser bars, packaged diode lasers and the recently released CS mounts and microchannel cooled arrays.

“OSRAM looks forward to working with a global distributor such as Laser Components to broaden our semiconductor laser products reach and allow greater penetration into our key target markets,” Tom Shottes, president and CEO, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., said. “Laser Components possesses the fulfillment capabilities, technical design solutions and industry experience necessary to ensure optimal service and support for our valued customers.”

Gary Hayes, CEO and general manager of Laser Components IG, Inc. added, “LASER COMPONENTS in North America is honored to now offer the OSRAM, high quality and performance laser diode/bar/array product line. The superior OSRAM lasers perfectly complement the LASER COMPONENTS photonics product portfolio, and will certainly enable growth for both companies in all laser market sectors while allowing us to further serve our customers.”

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