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5 August 2008


QPC’s laser TV customer Asia Optical demos 60-inch RPTV display

QPC Lasers Inc, which manufactures high-power lasers for consumer, industrial, defense and medical markets, says that the customer involved in its $12m laser TV development and production contract (announced last November) is Taiwan-based Asia Optical Co Inc (AOCI), a manufacturer of optical consumer electronics equipment and components (including fiber optics, digital cameras, DVD imaging, and laser range-finders) that was founded in 1981 and has annual sales exceeding $1bn.

AOCI has also now demonstrated a 60-inch image based on rear-view projection television (RPTV) laser technology at QPC’s headquarters in Los Angeles suburb Sylmar, CA, USA.

QPC demonstrated its first green laser (based on frequency doubling of its proprietary BrightLase single-mode laser technology) just last September, and entered the market for visible lasers late last year. The AOCI contract is an exclusive supply relationship that provides for an $11m supply agreement to be delivered over the next three years, and carries a potential value of up to $230m over its 10 year term.

QPC completed the development phase of the contract on 7 July. “Less than eight months later [after agreeing the contract], we have delivered our lasers to spec and Asia Optical has already demonstrated a very large and impressive first image,” says co-founder and CEO Dr Jeffrey Ungar. “This achievement is a testament to AOCI’s engineering team, our next-generation technology, and our combined synergies,” he adds.

QPC says that its BrightLase red-green-blue (RGB) lasers are designed for low-cost high-volume manufacturing and offer advantages to consumer electronics manufacturers including expanded color gamut, low power consumption, an ultra-compact footprint. QPC offers integrated visible laser technologies designed to be compatible with the leading micro-display technology, including liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) , scanning micro-mirrors, digital light processing (DLP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) technology.

See related items:

QPC completes development phase of $12m laser TV contract

QPC wins $3.5m contract for RGB lasers

QPC ships BrightLase Ultra-500 laser

QPC raises $2m to expand production capacity

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