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Necsel Announces Acquisition of Assets of Nathaniel Group, Inc.

04.05.17

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA – April 5th, 2017 – Necsel, a leading laser and laser solutions company, has acquired effectively all of the assets of Nathaniel Group Inc. (NGI), a leader in original design manufacturing (ODM) of high-complexity medical illuminators.  Joel Melnick, founder and CEO of NGI, stated, “I am pleased to have overseen the growth of the company from its inception to being a leader in high-complexity medical illuminators. The company's primary focus has transitioned to laser-based illuminators that can enable the smallest endoscopes in the world with the best illumination possible.”

“The combination of Necsel (with its parent company, Ushio America, Inc.) and NGI further creates the capability to extend NGI’s product range and further utilize our global footprint and sales support. This acquisition will increase our know-how and strengthens our IP portfolio in the medical equipment space.  Also, by gaining a medically certified ISO-13485 facility, it will help us serve our customers better and deliver solutions that they want in the medical and life sciences markets. We are excited to join the companies to create with our customers the next generation of laser-based systems,” said William Mackenzie, President and CEO of Ushio America and Necsel.



About Necsel IP, Inc.

Necsel IP, Inc. develops and manufactures lasers and laser solutions for the projection, endoscopes, bio instrumentation, industrial and life sciences marketplaces. The company’s cost effect solutions provide these applications additional performance, such as brighter sources, higher contract ratios, longer lifetimes, and allows the creation of products that were never possible before. Necsel’s business model includes high-level customer interaction and co-development to rapidly advance its customer’s technology capability and product performance. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA with manufacturing facilities worldwide. To learn more about Necsel, visit www.necsel.com.


About Ushio America, Inc.

Ushio America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Specialty and General Illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, USHIO now carries over 2,500 General Lighting and Specialty products. These Lighting-Edge Technologies™ are provided to a variety of industries such as general illumination, audio-visual, photographic, stage, studio and television, semiconductor, printed circuit, video projection, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, horticulture, graphic arts, flashlight, scientific, medical, dental, ophthalmic, infra-red heating, and many others. For more information, visit www.USHIO.com.

 

About Nathaniel Group, Inc.

Nathaniel Group Inc. (NGI) is a leading Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) of optical and illumination systems and fiber optics devices for endoscopes and other medical devices, scientific, imaging, and specialized electronics. Nathaniel Group is headquartered in Vergennes, Vermont, USA, and operates via a global customer support network. The company’s unique onshore sourcing business approach (engineered – assembled – delivered) is supported by technology integration, allowing NGI to respond quickly to new developments, apply the technology to manufacturing challenges, and expedite device manufacturing in high volume. More information is available at www.nathaniel.com.

 

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For more information about Necsel, contact Ray Ong, 408-940-0751, rayong@necsel.com

For more information about NGI Inc, contact Joel Melnick at 802-877-2182 x124, jmelnick@nathaniel.com

Ushio America and Necsel Intellectual Property Announce Integration

04.03.17

Cypress, California (April 2017) ­— Ushio America, Inc., a leading manufacturer in specialty and general illumination lighting solutions, and Necsel Intellectual Property, Inc., a leader in visible laser system solutions, today announced the integration of both companies to offer a full spectrum of light source solutions including lamps, LEDs, lasers, drivers, systems and services to their customers. Ushio America, Inc. will operate as a matrix organization comprised of four individual business units: Solid State Solutions, Semiconductor and Industrial Solutions, Specialty Lighting Solutions, and General Lighting Solutions.

William F. Mackenzie who most recently served at Necsel IP as Founder, Chairman, President and CEO, and later, as Group Executive Officer of Ushio Inc., will lead Ushio America, Inc. as President and CEO. Shinji Kameda will serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

“I am honored to have the support and confidence from Ushio Inc. and Kameda-san.” said William Mackenzie. “I look forward to working with them to create this new solution driven and one-stop-shop for all types of light source solutions: Lamps, LEDs, lasers, drivers, systems and services.  I have been working closely with Ushio Inc. in Tokyo and other Ushio Group Companies for the last eight years and have great respect for them.” Shinji Kameda added, “I have been working with William for the last several months, but I have known him for several years, and watched the successful and profitable growth of Necsel.  I believe our ideas are in alignment, so this is an exciting opportunity for both Ushio America and Necsel.”

Mackenzie has over 30 years of international business experience in Executive Management, Marketing, Engineering and Operations.  In 1987 he began his career in engineering at Motorola Semiconductors in the UK. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and various executive management roles in both public and private companies ranging from small, innovative startups to Fortune 100 companies, Mackenzie’s most recent success was at Necsel IP where he was Founder, Chairman, President and CEO. There he worked with a team to drive the company profitably from “a sheet of paper” to one of the world’s most successful laser light source solution companies.  Mackenzie has also helped start one of the fastest growing semiconductor companies, which went public in 2001 with a market cap of >$3B, a mere 4 years after the inception.

Shinji Kameda will support Mr. Mackenzie by running the four business units of the new matrix organization. Mr. Kameda has over 25 years of experience with USHIO in the areas of Sales and Business Development.  Mr. Kameda successfully directed USHIO’s Excimer lamp business by capturing an extraordinary market share with revenue results of >$50M. He became CEO and President of Ushio America, Inc. in October 2014, only 18 months after serving as General Manager, Business Development, and Emerging Technologies.

 

About Ushio America, Inc.

Ushio America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Specialty and General Illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, USHIO now carries over 2,500 General Lighting and Specialty products. These Lighting-Edge Technologies™ are provided to a variety of industries such as general illumination, audio-visual, photographic, stage, studio and television, semiconductor, printed circuit, video projection, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, horticulture, graphic arts, flashlight, scientific, medical, dental, ophthalmic, infra-red heating, and many others. For more information, visit www.USHIO.com. 

About Necsel IP, Inc.

Necsel IP, Inc. develops and manufactures lasers and laser solutions for the projection, endoscopes, bio instrumentation, industrial and life sciences marketplaces. The company’s cost effect solutions provide these applications additional performance, such as brighter sources, higher contract ratios, longer lifetimes, and allows the creation of products that were never possible before. Necsel’s business model includes high-level customer interaction and co-development to rapidly advance its customer’s technology capability and product performance. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA with manufacturing facilities worldwide. To learn more about Necsel, visit www.necsel.com.


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For more information about Necsel, contact Ray Ong, 408-940-0751, rayong@necsel.com

For more information about Ushio America, contact Denny Huang, 714-229-317, press@ushio.com

Necsel Completes Its Acquisition of PD-LD Inc.

04.11.16

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA – April12, 2016 – Necsel IP Incorporated, a leading laser and laser solutions company, today announced the successful completion on March 23rd, 2016 of the acquisition of PD-LD (www.PD-LD.com), a leader in communication, stabilized-module and VBG glass technology.

PD-LD is a manufacturer of customized laser products, headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, USA. Since 1993, PD-LD, Inc. has been leveraging top-notch technical and manufacturing capabilities to create active and passive (VBG®) laser products that are high-quality, cost-effective, tailored to customers’ needs, and delivered in a timely fashion. Furthermore, PD-LD continues to innovate on its patented volume Bragg grating (VBG®) technology, for which the company has been awarded over 35 patents since 2003, with over 15 additional patents currently pending.

“This is an exciting time in the laser industry as the fields of applications continuously expand. As part of Necsel we look to grow much faster with the strength of a worldwide market leader and expansive sales force”, stated Uri Abrams, GM Necsel Communication and Instrumentation.

“The combination of Necsel and PD-LD creates a world class laser solutions provider and allows us to further utilize our global footprint and sales support. This acquisition will increase our know-how and strengthens our IP portfolio to better serve our customers in the bio-instrumentation and life sciences space. It also augments and strengthens our vertical integration to continue to serve the needs of our projection customers and enhance the global rollout of laser cinema. We are excited to join the companies together as it bolsters our vision to drive lasers to become as ubiquitous as lamps and LEDs, and to create with our customers the next generation of projection displays and life sciences products” said William Mackenzie, Chairman and CEO of Necsel.

About Necsel

Necsel, Inc. develops and manufactures lasers and laser solutions for the projection, endoscopes, bio instrumentation, industrial and life sciences marketplaces. The company’s cost effect solutions provide these applications additional performance, such as brighter sources, higher contract ratios, longer lifetimes, and allows the creation of products that were never possible before. Necsel’s business model includes high-level customer interaction and co-development to rapidly advance its customer’s technology capability and product performance. The company is head quartered in Silicon Valley, CA with manufacturing facilities worldwide. To learn more about Necsel visit www.necsel.com.

About PD-LD

PD-LD, Inc., a specialty photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed and receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED’s, detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD has also been very successful in developing a new Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) technology, with wide applications in many branches of photonic industries. The company provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements, VBG stabilized lasers and sub-systems for a variety of applications, including Raman spectroscopy, flow cytometry, medical instrumentation, high power lasers and displays. PD-LD currently licenses the VBG® technology to other companies active in the field. The technology is protected by over 35 issued patents, with more pending. For more information, visit www.pd-ld.com.


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For more information about Necsel, contact Ray Ong, 408-940-0751, rayong@necsel.com

Dolby, Christie and Necsel Collaboration on Dolby Vision Laser Projector Wins Prism Award 2016 in ‘Displays & Lighting’ Category

02.18.16

Prism Awards international competition honors best new optics and photonics products

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca., – (February 18, 2016) – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), Christie®, and Necsel were honored last night at the 2016 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation with an award in the Displays & Lighting category for the firms’ collaboration on the Dolby Vision™ laser projection system.

The Dolby Vision projection system uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images and makes viewers feel like they are in the movie's world.

”Dolby is extremely honored to be a recipient of the 2016 Prism Award for Displays and Lighting which is a testament to the science and engineering expertise delivered by the talented teams from Dolby, Christie and Necsel,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Our mission has always been to advance the science of sight and sound with technology that makes entertainment more engaging. The Dolby Vision laser projection system, an integral part of Dolby Cinema, does just that by enabling filmmakers to bring their stories to life onscreen.”

“Christie congratulates our partner Dolby and our laser-device supply partner Necsel on the collaboration between our firms, which led to the design of a superior, unique projection system that leverages customized, high dynamic range (HDR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads,” said Jennifer Smith, Global Market Solutions Executive Vice President, Christie.

“Combined with Christie’s 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers the high-contrast images and ultra-brightness that define Dolby Vision – the visual manifestation of Dolby Cinema - a premium cinema offering that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event,” said Smith.

“We have worked closely with Christie on its laser projection program for many years now and are proud to be a key part of this ground-breaking innovation in cinema projection technology,” said Greg Niven, VP, Sales & Marketing, Necsel.

Organized by SPIE and sponsored by Photonics Media, the international awards competition has been recognizing the best new products and solutions in the optics and photonics markets since 2008.


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Necsel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire PD-LD

02.16.16

Acquisition timed with key annual Photonics West and BIOS industry events

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA – February 12, 2016 – Necsel, a leading laser and laser solutions company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PD-LD (www.PD-LD.com), a leader in communication, stabilized-module and VBG glass technology.

Vladimir Ban, PD-LD founder and CEO, stated “The PD-LD board of directors is pleased to have overseen the growth of the company from its inception to an industry leader in communications and VBG glass technology. We commend all of our employees for their continued hard work and dedication.”

“The combination of Necsel and PD-LD creates a world class laser solutions provider and allows us to further utilize our global footprint and sales support. This acquisition will increase our product portfolio, know-how and strengthens our IP portfolio to better serve our customers in the bio-instrumentation and life sciences space. It also augments and strengthens our vertical integration strategy to continue to serve the needs of our projection customers and enhance the global rollout of laser cinema” said William Mackenzie, Chairman and CEO of Necsel. “We are excited to announce this before the key annual Photonics West and BIOS events, where we will be discussing our plans with our worldwide customer base.”

The merger is expected to close in March 2016.


About Necsel

Necsel IP, Inc., develops and manufactures lasers and laser solutions for the projection, specialty lighting, medical, industrial, and life sciences marketplaces. The company’s cost effective solutions provide these applications additional performance benefits, such as brighter outputs, higher contrast ratios, longer lifetimes, and the creation of products that were never possible before. Necsel’s business model is driven by high-level customer interaction and co-development to rapidly advance our customers’ technology capability and product performance. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with manufacturing facilities worldwide. To learn more about Necsel, visit www.necsel.com.


About PD-LD

PD-LD, Inc., a specialty photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed and receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED’s, detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in NJ, PD-LD has also been very successful in developing a new Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) technology, with wide applications in many branches of photonic industries. The company provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements, VBG stabilized lasers and sub-systems for a variety of applications, including Raman spectroscopy, flow cytometry, medical instrumentation, high power lasers and displays. PD-LD currently licenses the VBG® technology to other companies active in the field. The technology is protected by 27 issued patents, with more pending. For more information, visit www.pd-ld.com.


For more information about Necsel, contact Raymond Ong, 408-940-0751, rayong@necsel.com

For more information about PD-LD, contact Uri Abrams at 609-564-7900

All Major Hollywood Studios Embrace the Total Cinema Experience with Dolby Cinema, Powered by Necsel Lasers

09.15.15

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced five new Hollywood features, including the first two titles from Twentieth Century Fox, will be joining the Dolby Cinema™ experience. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering powered by Necsel lasers, for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.

Dolby Cinema enables richer and more detailed storytelling through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing, delivers high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. Those “state-of-the-art optics” are two Christie 6P laser projectors, powered by Necsel lasers, with high-dynamic range (HDR) projection heads customized to a co-developed specification of Dolby and Christie. The result is a dramatically different viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images that make viewers feel like they are in the movie’s world. Dolby Cinema also includes the award-winning Dolby® sound technology Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the theater, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth.

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Learn more about Necsel lasers at www.necsel.com

Giant Screen Cinema Association to Premier Largest Laser Theater in West Coast, Powered by Necsel Lasers

09.11.15

San Francisco’s Metreon's IMAX Theatre features both 2-D and 3-D capabilities and boasts a huge 80' x 100' screen (larger than the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood), seating 600 people in its 2-D configuration and 480 people for the 3-D configuration. This theater has the second largest screen in the United States - but it is only in second place by a single foot difference.

The IMAX film format is the world's largest, with a frame size triple that of standard 35mm movie film, providing a projected image of unsurpassed depth, perception and clarity.

There’s only one IMAX, and once experienced there’s no going back. Necsel powers the laser projectors for both of the premier theaters on the west coast. Find out more about Necsel at www.necsel.com.

Christie 6P Laser Projection System Powered by Necsel Wins Prestigious BIRTV Award

09.11.15

BIRTV/BEIJING – (August 31, 2015) – Christie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious BIRTV Award for the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV).

The BIRTV awards program, sponsored by the BIRTV committee and the Advanced Television Engineering Magazine, is among the most prestigious awards to be given out in the digital cinema industry. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts according to rigorous and objective standards. The judging panel praised Christie’s laser projection technology as a groundbreaking achievement that results in a superior 3D cinema experience for all movie-goers.

Anchored by the Christie Freedom™ laser illumination system, powered by Necsel lasers, the Christie CP42LH 6P laser projector can produce brightness levels up to 60,000 lumens and a color gamut that exceeds the DCI P3 color and replicates the Rec. 2020 space, making it the most advanced RGB laser cinema projection system on the market. Utilizing a scalable laser light source with a choice of projection heads and a fiber cable that connects the laser light source with the projection head, the complete laser projection system is engineered to produce high brightness levels and exceptional color utilizing a high bit depth 4K resolution imaging engine. This results in vastly improved 3D light levels, image uniformity, viewing comfort, and an enhanced sense of immersion.

Shuai Zhen, senior sales manager (Entertainment Solutions), Christie China, was presented with the BIRTV Award during the awards presentation ceremony held at the Conference Hall of Beijing International Hotel on August 25. The event was attended by more than 300 representatives from China’s radio, television and film industries.

“It gives us great pleasure to receive this esteemed award. Our 6P laser architecture is a real breakthrough for the industry, and is an excellent choice for premium theatres seeking to stand out from the crowd and to create a truly great theater experience for their audience,” said Jason Pei, director of sales, Christie China.

Commenting on the win, Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, said, “We’re very proud and honored to receive the BIRTV Award, and I would like to thank the judging panel for their recognition of the capabilities of our Christie 6P laser projection technology. This is a clear testimony of the high quality and performance of our advanced visual technologies, which redefines what the world’s best shared experiences are capable of.”

Christie’s 6P laser projection system has been installed in numerous premium large format theaters worldwide. In China, a 6P laser projector has been fitted in Hall 1 of the prestigious Shanghai Film Art Center where audiences are able to get the best 3D movie-viewing experience on the 23-meter Oriental Mega Screen.

And in 2014 Dolby worked with Christie to design new proprietary HDR technology with enhanced color that would leverage customized, high-frame-rate (HFR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads, to deliver a highly customized and unique light path. Combined with Christie’s 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers high-contrast images and ultra-brightness, which define the visual excellence of Dolby Cinema™ – a branded premium cinema offering that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

Christie Launches The World's Most Scalable, Modular and High-Brightness 3D projectors, in 3P and 6P Laser Versions at NAB

04.13.15

NAB/LAS VEGAS – (April 13, 2015) – Christie® , the industry's preferred brand for digital projection solutions for entertainment venues – including cinema and location-based venues such as theme parks, museums and planetariums – as well as rental-staging projects, today officially announced its laser projection system platform and products.

'Furious 7' Film Shows Off Sharp New Imax Laser Technology

04.13.15

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format.

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