Lexel Founder to Serve as Consultant to Cambridge Lasers

July 23, 2002
Fremont,CA, July 23, 2002 -- Bob Buzzard, one of the 1972 founders of Lexel Lasers (then Lexel Corp.) has agreed to serve as technical consultant to Cambridge Lasers Laboratories, Inc. Bob was the physicist responsible for Lexel's pioneering metal ceramic plasma tube design and vacuum hard seal technology.

Fremont,CA, July 23, 2002 -- Bob Buzzard, one of the 1972 founders of Lexel Lasers (then Lexel Corp.) has agreed to serve as technical consultant to Cambridge Lasers Laboratories, Inc. Bob was the physicist responsible for Lexel's pioneering metal ceramic plasma tube design and vacuum hard seal technology.

Bob left Lexel in 1986 after its acquisition by Cooper LaserSonics, and turned his hand to venture capital and steam locomotives. In the past few years Bob has returned to his first love, vacuum physics, providing technical consulting to a variety of companies. Cambridge is delighted to have him on board.

Cambridge Lasers Laboratories, Fremont CA, has announced the acquisition of substantial portions of Lexel Laser assets, including the bulk of the manufacturing equipment, the parts inventory, and all of the intellectual property.

This purchase bolsters Cambridge's capacity for volume manufacture of replacement tubes for Lexel Lasers and their ability to provide comprehensive service including replacement optics, SHG crystals and mounts, system optimization and test, and extended warranties.

Cambridge recently expanded their Fremont facility to support the additional business stemming from their April acquisition of the manufacturing capability for the Spectra Physics glass/ceramic tubes from Spectra Physics, and the anticipated Lexel acquisitions.

Cambridge Lasers Laboratories has provided service and replacement tubes for Spectra Physics ion lasers since 1983. Brian Bohan, Cambridge president, stated that the company is committed to providing comprehensive service to ion laser users for whom the original manufacturers no longer provide support. "This is a niche market, but one with many users who still do important research or industrial testing for which ion lasers are ideally suited. They will benefit from the attention of our experienced, qualified service organization that is entirely focussed on their needs."

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