Crystal IS Primes for Transition to Commercial Manufacturing

         Crystal IS Primes for Transition to Commercial Manufacturing

New Vice President of Operations Along With Expansion of Manufacturing
Capabilities Readies Green Island Facility for Growth

PR Newswire

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 20, 2014

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal IS, a leading
developer of the most effective UVC LEDs, today announced the appointment of
John Gartner as its first vice president of operations. Gartner brings more
than thirty years of experience in manufacturing and engineering, including
establishing and growing manufacturing operations for clean and reliable
energy solutions. His expertise and experience will help transition Crystal IS
from R&D to a manufacturing company poised to become the market leader in UVC
LEDs for life sciences, environmental monitoring and disinfection.

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"It is clear that Crystal IS has committed to moving from R&D to commercial
product development," said John Gartner, vice president of operations, Crystal
IS. "I'm thrilled to be part of the team leading the company in this exciting

In conjunction with the addition of Gartner, Crystal IS continues to expand
the Green Island facility preparing it for full scale production and shipping
of soon to be announced Optan product with the addition of:

  oa raw material furnace as well as three additional furnaces and a chiller
    to double manufacturing capacity
  oa new lab and production equipment for fine wafer polishing
  omoving fabrication in-house to the AK Fuji facility
  otwenty-three percent employee growth across the organization in areas
    including application engineering, quality, customer support and product

"As the industry leader in developing UVC LEDs, our move from R&D to
commercial production was inevitable," said Larry Felton, chief executive
officer. "Appointing John Gartner as our first vice president of operations
and expanding our manufacturing capacity demonstrates our commitment to
commercializing our superior technology and getting our breakthrough products
to customers."

About Crystal IS
Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company, is an innovative U.S.-based manufacturer
of proprietary, high-performance UVC LEDs. Crystal IS products are suitable
for monitoring, disinfection and sterilization in a variety of applications,
including industrial and point-of-use (POU) water purification as well as
infection control in air and surfaces in healthcare industries. The company's
powerful and reliable UVC LEDs provide customers with the flexibility to
develop new products that enhance and sustain life. For more information,

Media Inquiries:
Nina Gill or Caitlin Mahler at 781-684-0770 or

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