WHO IS NECSEL

Our Company

An award winning global organization headquartered in the Silicon Valley, Necsel designs and manufactures high powered visible lasers. With the financial backing of Ushio Inc., one of the world’s largest specialty light source manufacturers, Necsel has become the leader in visible laser system solutions. Necsel's unique patented technology has transformed cinema projection and specialty lighting markets.

Our Vision

To become the world’s number one laser light source solution provider for large venue projection and remote source lighting markets.

OUR HISTORY

  • 2014-June

    IMAX announces agreement for Necsel to be the exclusive worldwide provider of specified lasers for IMAX's laser projection systems - SEE IT

  • 2014 – March

    Christie Digital previews six primary 4K laser projector showing clips at 14ft lamberts and combined with Dolby® 3D advanced color separation technology at CinemaCon 2014 – SEE IT

  • 2014 – March

    Barco becomes the first manufacturer to commercialize its laser projector with the purchases by Cinemark and Kinepolis Group at CinemaCon 2014 – SEE IT

  • 2014 – February

    Necsel wins SPIE Prism Award Product of the Year for Green Laser Array – SEE IT

  • 2013 – December

    IMAX signs deal to install Laser Projectors in China's Wanda Cinema theaters – SEE IT

  • 2013 – August

    Seattle Cinerama Selects Christie for the World’s First Permanent Cinema Laser Projection Installation – SEE IT

  • 2013- January

    Necsel debuts world’s first six primary 3D projector using laser light sources

  • 2012- August

    Christie Digital Systems uses Necsel lasers in world’s brightest projector measured at 72,000 lumens - SEE IT

  • 2011- December

    Ushio wholly acquires Necsel

  • 2011- March

    First Laser Neon lighting systems sold- SEE IT

  • 2010- November

    Necsel's lasers demonstrated more than 35,000 hours of reliability

  • 2009- May

    Partnership with Ushio starts with minority share purchase- SEE IT

  • 2007- April

    Necsel shows scalable laser solutions for front projection markets

  • 2005- April

    First design wins for micro display “Laser TV” market

  • 1997- March

    High power vertical extended cavity surface emitting laser (“VECSEL”) technology invented by Aram Mooradian

OUR MANAGEMENT

William F Mackenzie

Founder, Chairman, CEO

William Mackenzie has over 25 years of international experience in CEO, Sales/Marketing, Engineering and Operations functions. Mr. Mackenzie has served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Management roles in both public and private companies ranging from small, innovative start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. These roles include helping create and build one of the fastest growing semiconductor companies, which went public in 2001 with a market cap of $3B, 4 years after the inception, to restructuring and managing the transition of troubled private and public companies (Novalux Inc. and Arasor International Limited), to Growing companies and preparing them for purchase (Oxford Semiconductor and LSI Logic Corporation of Canada Inc). Prior to this Mr. Mackenzie served as a Senior Director with LSI Logic Corporation in Sales, Quality and Engineering functions. Mr. Mackenzie started his career in engineering roles at Motorola Semiconductors in the UK and holds a degree in Applied Physics with high honors from University of Strathclyde in Scotland.



 Gregory T Niven

Founder, V.P. Sales and Marketing

Gregory T. (Greg) Niven is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Necsel since its formation in early 2009. He has spent the last 18 years involved with laser technology for the imaging and display markets, including focusing the last eight years on the projection and consumer electronics marketplaces. Mr. Niven is a founder of Necsel, which became a fully-owned group company of Ushio in December 2010. He spent five years with Arasor/Novalux, where he was the EVP of Marketing and pioneered many of the first laser display products and demonstrations. Before Novalux, he spent six years at Coherent, Inc., where he directed their business development efforts in laser display and graphic arts. He started his career as an engineer working on laser-based products for digital imaging of printing plates, circuit boards, and photographic film. Mr. Niven has a lifelong love of laser technology and is passionate to see high power visible lasers enter mass consumer products.



Michael Finander 

Founder, Director of Manufacturing

Michael Finander has over 25 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience. Mr. Finander began his career at Coherent Inc., a world leader in photonics-based products where he worked for 20 years. At Coherent he managed the implementation of a worldwide supply-chain business system that integrated 14 manufacturing and distribution sites across the globe that generated over 400 million dollars of revenue. As Vice President of Operations for the new Semiconductor Group, he oversaw the creation of a facility and operation plan to produce a profitable 40-million-dollar revenue stream of semiconductor-based high-powered lasers. He joined Novalux Inc. in late 2005. There, his roles were to implement business-system architecture and procedures to support prototype engineering sales as well as an outsourced, high-volume manufacturing line. This included directing the support and training for the transfer of key technologies to manufacturing partners. His work at Necsel continues to support the established, full supply-chain architecture for the Fab-less, CM-based, Necsel laser technology. Mr. Finander holds a degree in Biophysics from University of California at Berkeley as well as APICS certifications and misses good pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s Deli on the lower East side of Manhattan.



Necsel is a group company of Ushio Inc., and partners with them to both manufacture and sell laser products and systems. 

Ushio Inc.

Ushio Inc. started out in 1964 as a manufacturer of industrial light sources and has since evolved into a "creator of light" that offers light source units, devices, systems and light solutions. These products have been developed around core technologies for new light sources and optical systems that eventually have expanded to encompass unique application technologies. Ushio's light technology is not only applied in the area of "illumination" but also is proving useful in various industrial segments around the world as well as opening up new realms of use and application as "energy".

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Ushio America Inc.

Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of USHIO Inc., Japan, UAI has two manufacturing sites in North America, and now offers over 3,500 items to a variety of industries and markets; General Lighting, Specialty Lighting, Semiconductor, Entertainment, to name a few. UAI is focused on becoming the number one lighting solutions provider in the Americas through superior service to its customers. UAI serves as an ultimate parent company in the Americas within USHIO group.

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Ushio Opto-Semiconductor

With over 30 years of considerable experience in the photonics industry, the Ushio Opto-Semiconductor laser devices provide a wide product selection of wavelengths from violet to red and infrared in support of a broad range of applications. These applications include display, medical, biosciences, industrial tools(sensor, leveler), machine vision, scanners, printers and a myriad of other applications being developed in the industry. UOS is headquartered in Japan and is a subsidiary of Ushio Inc.

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