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Intense Adds 3 Senior Executives in the US and Europe
Nov 2007
Intense Ltd., a Glasgow, Scotland-based developer of next-generation semiconductor lasers, today announced that it has hired three executives for sales and business development of the company's line of high-power laser (HPL) diodes. Michael Fichtner, a 15-year veteran of the electronics industry, will serve as business development director, HPL Europe, managing product distribution in the region. Fichtner has experience in international sales, marketing and product management in the optoelectronic components, semiconductor and telecommunications industries at companies including NEC, Lucent, Nortel, Zenastra, and Lightwave. He will be based at Intense's sales office in Frankfurt, Germany. Matthew Philpott, PhD, joins Intense as business development director, HPL North America, in charge of North American sales. Philpott, who started his career in research, has extensive experience in the laser industry, having worked in sales, marketing and product management. He has held senior positions at Coherent Inc., most recently as market development manager for North America. Philpott will be based at the company's sales office in Seattle, Wash. Scott Grayman, formerly with Laser Diode Inc. (a division of Tyco Electronics), will serve as account manager, overseeing key account sales. Grayman, a 17-year laser industry veteran, has held senior positions in business development, marketing, sales, and general management for development companies that serve the fiber optics, laser diode and optical receiver markets. He has extensive sales experience with optical component manufacturers, including Tyco Electronics and Thomas and Betts. Grayman will be based in Intense's office in North Brunswick, N.J.

A two-electrode device with an anode and a cathode that passes current in only one direction. It may be designed as an electron tube or as a semiconductor device.
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One or more optical elements – typically cemented together - in an optical system that are treated as a single group; e.g., a beamsplitter, or a cemented doublet or triplet.
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