Semiconductor Industry Veteran to Drive Production Efficiency for
High-Power Diode Laser Manufacturer
MADISON, Wis. – September 27, 2005 – Alfalight, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of high-power diode lasers, today named Rajesh Nair as vice president of operations. Nair will lead Alfalight’s production and engineering teams to drive manufacturing excellence and accelerate product development. With nearly twenty years of experience in high-volume, high-quality semiconductor manufacturing, Nair will institutionalize continuous improvement methodologies at Alfalight for both manufacturing and new product introduction. This is essential for the company to expand its product portfolio into new markets and serve a growing customer base.
“Alfalight has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence in its business practices, which attracts top executive talent from a variety of technology markets,” said Mohan Warrior, president and CEO of Alfalight. “Raj brings a strong combination of operational experience, engineering analytics and executive leadership that will be instrumental in expanding our product portfolio and driving the growth of our company.”
“I am excited to join a company with both an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to operational excellence,” said Rajesh Nair, vice president of operations at Alfalight. “As diode lasers become a key component for a growing number of applications, I look forward to pushing the envelope of innovation and helping Alfalight serve its customers with cutting edge solutions and solid manufacturing systems.”
Nair brings broad engineering and manufacturing expertise from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies to Alfalight. Prior to joining Alfalight, he was executive director of wafer fabrication at Maxim Integrated Products, where he led the manufacturing and module development of mixed-signal devices. Previously, Nair was director of integrated-circuit technology development at ON Semiconductor. Raj started his semiconductor career at Intel and then spent 13 years with Motorola Semiconductors (now Freescale), with increasing levels of responsibility in process engineering, wafer fabrication and final manufacturing operations. Nair holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from National Technological University, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Alfalight, Inc. is a technology innovator and manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable high-power diode lasers for industrial, defense, and telecommunications markets worldwide. The company’s advanced Aluminum-Free Active region (ALFA) diode lasers provide industry-leading efficiency, reliability, power and brightness. Alfalight has exclusive license to patents that include high-power narrow-spectrum stabilized lasers, single-mode lasers, and short-wavelength lasers. Alfalight’s current high-power diode laser product line includes free-space and fiber-coupled single emitters as well as fiber-coupled multi-emitter pump modules. For more information, visit www.alfalight.com.