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NLIGHT Appoints Raymond A. Link to Board of Directors


Vancouver, WA USA April 27, 2011 – nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) announced today the appointment of Raymond A. Link to its Board of Directors. Link is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FEI Company (NASDAQ FEIC), a leading global manufacturer of scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging.

“Ray’s leadership experience and financial expertise make him an outstanding addition to our board,” said Scott Keeney, nLIGHT President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to his contributions as we continue to grow.”

Link has served as FEI’s CFO since 2005. Before FEI, Link was CFO at TriQuint Semiconductor 2001-2005 after the merger with Sawtek in 2001. He led Sawtek through its IPO in 1996 and its merger with TriQuint. He is on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee at Cascade Microtech, Inc. He has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is also a CPA.

“I am extremely excited about joining the nLIGHT Board, and I look forward to assisting in its growth”, said Link.

nLIGHT’s Board of Directors includes Bill Ericson, General Partner at Mohr Davidow; Bandel Carano, Managing Partner at Oak Investment Partners; Doug Carlisle, Managing Director at Menlo Ventures; Jeff Grant, retired Vice President from Hughes Electronics; Dave Osborne, retired Vice President from JDSU; Scott Keeney, founder, president, and CEO of nLIGHT; and Ray Link.

About nLIGHT Corporation

nLIGHT is a leading supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers and specialty optical fiber for industrial, medical, defense and consumer applications. nLIGHT employs over 400 people worldwide at facilities in Vancouver, WA, Hillsboro, OR, Shanghai, China, Lohja, Finland, and various sales offices.

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