Sponsored MATE ROV Competition Results (June 2016)

'Mentoring' Core Value demonstrated in Results of 2016 MATE ROV Competition.

For Immediate Release

Aloha, Oregon, June 2016– Micron Laser Technology leverages its laser machining services to sponsor two teams from the Life Christian School participating in the 2016 Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition. Student companies, Zalophus Systems and Zalotech, both placed 2nd place in their respective classes of Ranger and Navigator. Congratulations to the both teams!

Background: On Saturday, April 30th, 43 teams of elementary, middle school, high school, and college students from across Oregon participated in an underwater robotics competition that focuses on the use of remotely operated vehicles (ROV) in research and exploration the deep ocean.

The Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition encourages students to learn and apply science, technology, and engineering to design, manufacture, and market their student-built underwater robots to complete missions that simulate real-world problems. The competition promotes entrepreneurship and leadership skills by requiring students to organize themselves into a 'company' that manages a project and budget, brainstorms innovative solutions, and works as a team.

ROV Team

ROV Team

ROV Model

ROV Model

Ultrafast Picosecond Lasers Acquired (June 2015)

Micron Laser Technology Adds Ultrafast Picosecond Lasers, Advancing Laser Micro-processing for Displays, Solar, and Medical Devices

o High-speed laser patterning of OLEDs, LEP, Silicon, Glass, and Oxide Films
o Micro-structuring that minimizes thermal damage and recast
o Eliminate the need for photolithography, chemical processes, and wire-EDM
o High value marking that does not wear off and difficult to counterfeit

For Immediate Release

Hillsboro, Oregon, June 2015– Micron Laser Technology, a subcontract laser processing service company announced the addition of two new, ultrafast picosecond lasers with different capabilities that enable a broader spectrum of applications. This technology investment exemplifies Micron Laser Technology’s commitment to advancing their customers’ technology roadmaps and market position.

The first system incorporates a Coherent picosecond laser capable of generating 1064nm, 532nm, or 355nm wavelengths at 200KHz. The second laser integrates nLIGHT’s helix pulsed fiber laser. This new generation ultrafast laser has configurable pulse widths from 50ps to 400ps and a user selectable repetition rate from 50KHz to 10MHz.

MLT’s Sales Engineer, Ben Weston, reports, “Combined with nearly 20 years of laser material processing, the addition of these ultrafast lasers broaden our laser services in high-tech devices, displays, solar energy, and wafer level applications.”

About Micron Laser Technology: Micron Laser Technology is an international subcontractor of laser material processing services for the medical, military, aerospace, and electronics industries. MLT’s develops superior, non-contact, laser micro-machining of various metals, plastics, silicon, glass, and thin films with numerous custom ultraviolet and infrared laser systems. MLT’s rigid and flex PCB applications include microvia drilling, part excising, control-depth skiving, rework and marking.