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NLIGHT Recognized by Portland Business Journal as Manufacturing Company of the Year

VANCOUVER, Wash. USA October 31, 2011 – Leading high-power semiconductor laser provider nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) has been named by Portland Business Journal as Manufacturing Company of the Year in the Medium Company category. The Oregon Manufacturing Awards honors Manufacturing companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington for outstanding and innovative practices.
“The nLIGHT team has worked very hard during our journey toward business growth, improved profitability and operational excellence, and greatly appreciate this award.” said Steve Norgaard, Vice President Manufacturing Operations. “The availability of highly skilled workers, a strong and diverse supply base and a robust semiconductor infrastructure in our region, have certainly been key enablers for nLIGHT as we have ramped and improved our operations in Vancouver and Hillsboro,” Norgaard concluded.

The nominations for Manufacturer of the Year were judged by the Journal’s editorial staff based on financial performance, growth, innovation and job creation or retention.

About nLIGHT Corporation
nLIGHT is a leading supplier of high-power semiconductor-based lasers for microelectronics, material processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and direct-diode lasers based on proprietary semiconductor laser diodes and optical fiber technology. For more information see
Contact: Kelsey Knecht, 360-690-5937,

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