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Robert E. Grant was appointed president, CEO and a member of the board of Biolase Technology Inc., a San Clemente, Calif., maker of lasers and related products used in dental procedures. Grant joined the company in 2003 and has been its COO and interim CFO. Before joining Biolase, he was executive vice president and general manager of Coherent Medical Group's medical business after it was acquired by Lumenis Ltd. Biolase also appointed Jeffrey W. Jones as vice chairman of the board and CTO. Effective Nov. 23, John W. Hohener will be executive vice president and CFO. . . . Indium Corp. of America, based in Clifton, N.Y., is now represented by Bobet Corp., which will sell Indium's complete line of electronics assembly products in the Arizona area. Bobet President Bob Bracher, with more than 25 years of electronics sales and marketing experience, is on the board of the Central Arizona/Phoenix Metro Area IMAPS (International Microelectronics and Packaging Society) chapter, where he has worked on issues such as lead-free processing in the industry.
- That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
- Metal used in components of the crystalline semiconductor alloys indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), indium gallium arsenide phosphide (InGaAsP), and the binary semiconductor indium phosphide (InP). The first two are lattice-matched to InP as the light-emitting medium for lasers or light-emitting diodes in the 1.06- to 1.7-µm range, and the last are used as a substrate and cladding layer.
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