SemiNex Welcomes New Board Members

For more information, contact:
Neal Stoker
VP Sales and Marketing
SemiNex Corporation
(978) 326-7703

SemiNex Incorporated Announces New Additional Board Members

SemiNex is proud to announce Ed Jarvis and George Lauro as the newest members of the board of SemiNex.

Peabody, MA – January 17, 2012 – SemiNex Corporation; a manufacture of 14XX and 15XX laser diodes announced today that the board of directors was expanded to include two new members.  Both Mr. Ed Jarvis and Mr. George Lauro are highly respected members of the corporate board and investment community and carry a list of accomplishments and talents that are recognized industry wide.

Mr. Ed Jarvis is the current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of; Entrata, LLC. At Entrata Mr. Jarvis reduced annual operating costs by $4.5 million, realized $2 million of new revenue within 90 days, and reduced costs of goods sold by $12 million.  During this time he also raised an additional $3 million, conceptualized, and founded a company whose mission is to fight childhood obesity.  He is also the CEO and executive board member of Threellop, leading the business expansion of DNA computing technologies into the industrial field.  During his distinguished career Mr. Jarvis was President/Chairman of numerous companies.

“Ed Jarvis has a career full of success and ambition.  SemiNex will greatly benefit from his experience and leadership” says President David Bean.

Mr. Lauro, who is also joining SemiNex’s board, is a founding partner of, Alteon Capital, a Venture Development firm based in Cambridge, MA. Alteon Capital is noted for building companies that commercialize advanced technologies.  Alteon provides corporate development, equity financing and acts as an M&A advisor.  Mr. Lauro has been a partner at Wasserstein Perella where he ran the Silicon Valley technology investing office, and was a partner at Techfarm Venture Capital.  He’s served on the Board of Directors of 17 public and private companies since 1997.  He led and syndicated 15 equity financing rounds, raised over $100M equity financing and was involved in M&A transactions exceeding $1B in combined value.  Before becoming a venture capitalist, he was an operating executive.  As Director of Rapid Commercialization for IBM, he led a group that brought advanced technologies from IBM’s development labs to market, including Silicon Germanium wireless components and GPS.  He also was Director of New Business Development for Motorola where he conceived the world’s first handheld GPS navigation product (Traxar GPS) and launched Motorola’s RFID and GPS business.

Through these positions, Mr. Lauro held a lead role in launching and building several wireless businesses.  He holds 23 patents for inventions in radio identification devices, GPS, RFIC’s and missile guidance.

“Clearly Mr. Lauro has a substantial footprint in the world of technology. His experience, drive and intelligence will contribute to and accelerate our ongoing success,”says President David Bean, SemiNex President”

Michael Marsh, Greg Smith, and Rod Van Sciver return to the SemiNex board.

“Our returning board members are essential to the ongoing success and direction of SemiNex,” says President David Bean, “And now with Ed Jarvis and George Lauro joining, I believe SemiNex is being led by an all-star team.”

“We are thrilled to have both Ed and George become members of our board,” continued Mr. Bean, “Their expertise and experience will be highly beneficial and I’m looking forward to working with them as part of the team.”

SemiNex Partners with Thermshield to Release 25-watt Laser with Integrated Cooling

For more information, contact:
Neal Stoker
VP Sales and Marketing
SemiNex Corporation
(978) 326-7703

Seminex Corp. is pleased to team up with Thermshield LLC to deliver high-power laser diodes with integrated convection cooling.  SemiNex  now offers Thermshield heat sinks as a standard options on its Multi-Chip Modules to efficiently deliver up to 25 watts of laser power. 

SemiNex’s top-of-the-line Multi-Chip Modules (MCM) integrate up to seven semiconductor laser chips, aiming beam, thermister, and optical power monitors with Thermshields patented conductive cooling.  The beauty of SemiNex’s MCM is that it is extremely versitile and easy to use and incorporate in industrial and medical systems.  With minimal system changes, customers can incorporate the SemiNex’s module into existing laser platform designs. This enables customers to implement longer 14xx and 15xx nm wavelengths into their product lines in record time with minimal cost. 

“SemiNex is recognized as the world leader in high-power laser diodes at long wavelengths.  With the addition of integrated cooling from Thermshield, SemiNex products are now readily deployed in the field with minimal engineering effort required,”  states David Bean, President of SemiNex Corp.

The SemiNex MCM-1470-6-ICS offers 25 watts of fiber-coupled power and is ideal for medical, military, industrial, and free space optical communication applications.  This  SemiNex product provides  up to 25 watts of optical power while extracting up to 200 watts of thermal heat. 

Dr. John Callahan, VP of Development for SemiNex states, “the system is designed to be used right out of the box; the customer just adds electrical drive controls and any desired optical collimation or handpiece on the standard SMA fiber-connector.  This will save system designers weeks of development time and significant development costs.”

When applied to SemiNex’s laser packages, the Thermshield heat sinks act as an integrated cooling unit to regulate temperature for extended use. This compact cooling system can be easily integrated with any existing controls and laser driver to reduce design time required to manage the heat. The heat sink uses advanced imbedded heat-pipes to dynamically distribute the heat thoroughout the heat sink, and forced convection dissapate the heat to the atmosphere.  “Thermshield cooling solutions provide enormous space and energy savings as compared to conventional water-cooled solutions,” said Christopher Soule, Engineering Director of Thermshield.  “This is a cost-effective alternative to more traditional water-cooled systems requiring an external chiller and entensive maintenance over the life of the system.”

“We are very happy with the successful integration of SemiNex Multi-Chip Modules with Thermshield’s Heat sinks,” says President David Bean, “We expect this to be the first of many laser subsystems with integrated cooling, and we look forward to delighting our customers with affordable and convenient cooled laser solutions.”

SemiNex MCM products are offered with optical power levels of 10, 15, 20 and 25 watts.  Standard wavelengths include: 1450, 1470, 1532, and 1550 nm.  Systems include optical monitors, and optional 650nm aiming beam and thermistor.  For a full list of products and services see www.seminex.com.

Thermshield, LLC is a premier thermal management and shielding solutions provider offering exceptional value to customers, outstanding opportunity to employees and attractive returns to share holders while treating suppliers fairly and receiving recognition for corporate citizenship within the community. Thermshield LLC, as of March 2011, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Niagra Thermal Products LLC in Niagra Falls, NY. Learn more at www.thermshield.com

SemiNex Proudly Welcomes Neal Stoker as VP of Sales & Marketing

For more information, contact:
Neal Stoker
VP Sales and Marketing
SemiNex Corporation
978-326-7703
 

As of January 3, 2011, Neal Stoker joins SemiNex as VP of Sales and Marketing. Neal comes to SemiNex with impressive experience having served as a sales and marketing executive in the laser market for over 25 years.  His impressive market experience expands from the Americas, to Europe, to Asia and to government contracting. Neal’s technical expertise includes lasers, Raman spectroscopy, optical fiber, optics and telecom/ datacom components.  He has worked at an array of well-respected companies including Loral Infrared & Imaging Systems Inc. as a marketing representative of components and missile sensors. He also worked at Pirelli Optical Systems (Cisco Systems purchased the assets of Pirelli Optical Systems in 2000) as the VP of sales and marketing for North America and at PD-LD Inc. as the Director of Marketing & New Business Development.  Later in his career Mr. Stoker worked at JDSU as the Government Aerospace and Defense Manager, and also Avo Photonics as the VP of Sales and Marketing.

“SemiNex was overwhelmed with resumes from qualified candidates for our VP of Sales & Marketing Position,” Says President David Bean. “He is clearly the ideal choice for the VP of Sales and Marketing, and I know he will bring the highest level of service and support to our customers.”

As VP of Marketing for SemiNex, Neal will help SemiNex deliver meaningful products to an ever-expanding market for 14xx and 15xx laser diodes and capitalize on the market trends towards these longer wavelengths. 

“Neal is the perfect addition to our team,” says President David Bean. “His drive for success, customer-focus, and market experience will greatly benefit SemiNex and our customers alike.”

SemiNex Adds AceXon as Exclusive Distributor for Singapore

For more information, contact:
Neal Stoker
VP Sales and Marketing
SemiNex Corporation
978-326-7703

SemiNex is proud to announce AceXon as its new distributor in Singapore and Southeast Asia. AceXon expands SemiNex’s global footprint into Southeast Asia making SemiNex an even more recognizable and respected name in the realm of Laser technology worldwide.

“We are pleased to expand our distribution and sales support into Southeast Asia,” says President David Bean, “AceXon is a great addition to our distributor network. AceXon is well established with over 8 years of quality service and is highly respected in the laser industry.  We look forward to our new relationship with AceXon to expand SemiNex sales and service into Singapore and the broader Southeast Asian region.”

Acexon Technologies is established as a sales and technical service provider specializing in the fields of Laser, Electro-optics and Photonics. The company introduces state-of-the-art products to the institutional, industrial and commercial markets and is capable to supply and service a full range of systems involving photonic products, electro-optical equipment, lasers sources, which can be used on applications in the research, academic, development, production, commercial, medical and many others. AceXon Technologies regards itself as a company that is “always there” when help is needed, continues to satisfy all customers in search for solutions, products and services.   

AceXon is already gaining strong interest for SemiNex 14xx and 15xx nm laser products in Singapore with plans to expand further into its Asian customer base. “We are excited to offer SemiNex’s impressive technology to our customers,” says Lawrence Chua, Sales Director of AceXon, “Our future with SemiNex looks very bright and we are delighted to join SemiNex’s team of worldwide distributors.”

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