Listed Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) has achieved a key commercialisation milestone, shipping its first fully packaged laser diode prototypes to a customer.
BluGlass’ 405nm and 420nm alpha laser diodes 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, enabling BluGlass to collect customer feedback ahead of a full product launch.
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 real-world applications. The Company’s 405nm and 420nm single mode and multi-mode products are steadily progressing towards achieving commercial 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. Whilst 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 reliability performance.”