Power Technology Expands: Alexander Firm Creates Niche In Giant Industry

by George Waldon  on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 12:00 am  

William, left, and Walter Burgess are second-generation leaders at Power Technology.

"We have a very international flavor to what we do," William Burgess said.

A relationship with Nichia Corp. of Japan gave the company access to a blue laser diode that produces a shorter wavelength and accommodates greater data density for high-end users.

"We're fortunate enough to be one of the first with their technology," William said. "It's been a good business line for us."

In terms of regulatory oversight, laser companies such as Power Technology fall under an arm of the Food & Drug Administration, the Center for Devices & Radiological Health.

"Yeah, the same guy that inspects tanning beds inspects us," William Burgess said with a smile.



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