Crystal IS Introduces Optan LED Technology

                  Crystal IS Introduces Optan LED Technology

Groundbreaking High-Performance UVC LED Available for Spectroscopic
Applications in Analytical and Life Sciences Instrumentation

PR Newswire

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y., June 10, 2014

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal IS, a leading
developer of high-performance ultraviolet (UVC) LEDs, today announced
availability of Optan. The first commercial semiconductor based on native
Aluminum Nitride (AIN) substrates, Optan provides a unique technology platform
for increased detection sensitivity, essential for analytical and life
sciences instrumentation—from monitoring of chemicals in pharma manufacturing
to drinking water analysis. 

Crystal IS.

The Optan product is a breakthrough for design engineers looking to overcome
limitations associated with traditional UV lamps, including deuterium and
xenon flash lamps. As an enabling technology, Optan allows developers to fully
exploit the power of UV-based technology to improve productivity, increase
accuracy and create greater flexibility in product designs.

"This is an exciting time for Crystal IS and an achievement for the
semiconductor industry as a whole," said Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS.
"Optan will help instrument manufacturers build smaller, more powerful tools
and products with a lower overall system cost. We look forward to the
scientific and environmental contributions their new products will provide."

The superior light output and spectral quality of the Optan UVC LED
technology, made possible by the unique, low defect AIN substrate, delivers
best-in-class reliability, and longer lifetimes, a game changer for life
sciences and analytical instrumentation, including environmental monitoring.

Immediate use cases include:

  oHPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography), a powerful tool in analysis
    for detecting chemicals and compounds in life sciences.
  oSpectrometers, used in multiple applications in testing and analysis
    across biotech, life sciences and environmental monitoring.
  oWater quality monitoring sensors, becoming increasingly important for
    detecting chemicals in water from fracking, water security and the use of
    treated wastewater.

The Optan LEDs are currently available in peak wavelengths from 250 nm to 280
nm and power bins from 0.5 mW to 2 mW, ideal for spectroscopic applications
because of their high spectral quality and reliability. Full availability for
all bins under 3 mW is anticipated for next quarter with higher power bins
(3-4 mW) available this Fall, 2014.

For more information on Optan specs and availability please visit:

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,

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