SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 2 -- nLight Photonics has opened a 57,000 square-foot, laser diode manufacturing plant in Vancouver, Washington. The facility includes 22,000 squarefeet of class 1000 cleanroom.
"Our product and process technologies allow us to significantly improve the performance while reducing the cost of active optical components," said Scott Keeney, president. "This new facility will gives us increased control of product reliability and shortened design cycle times. Even with the current downturn in optical component markets, we strongly believe continued investment in our capabilities and proprietary technology position us well for the industry turn around."