BluGlass ships first prototype products
First laser diode product prototypes shipped to initial customer as part of product development
Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited has shipped its first fully packaged laser diode prototypes to its initial customer.
BluGlass’ 405nm and 420nm alpha products will be integrated and tested by the customer within their new product design and development cycles. An alpha product is an advanced prototype still in the design phase and is a valuable tool to collect customer feedback in real-world applications.
These alpha products have undergone internal preliminary performance and life-time reliability testing and are at a stage where customers can assess the products in their own development stage applications. The company’s 405nm and 420nm single mode and multi-mode products are progressing towards achieving commercial performance and reliability.
Jim Haden, BluGlass president, said: “This is a key commercialisation milestone for BluGlass, representing the first delivery of our laser diodes to an external customer. While still in the alpha (development) stage, our laser products are demonstrating significantly improved performance, and now are suitable for customers to evaluate during their product and application development process.
"We are working with several customers wanting to trial alpha laser diodes for innovative new applications, including medical devices, sensing, quantum computing, and automotive products. The fact that we have customers anxious to receive our alpha products, ahead of our full product launch is indicative of the significant unmet demand within the 405nm and 420nm wavelengths, and a testament of our improved performance.”