Leading Bay Area industry award recognizes Bridgelux’s momentum and potential
LIVERMORE, CALIF., October 26, 2012 – Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced the company has been named in the annual San Francisco Business Times100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area list. The San Francisco Business Timesrecognizes private companies, and their entrepreneurs, from a broad range of market segments that share a common willingness to take risks and embrace innovation but are also driven to come out on top.Ranked 17 on the list, Bridgelux was selected because of the company’s rapid growth since its founding in 2002. Honorees were celebrated on October 24 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
“We are honored to be included among a group of innovators from the San Francisco Bay Area; a region that has become well known for nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit. It validates our ongoing efforts to provide smart, energy-efficient solid state lighting solutions to the world,” said Bridgelux CEO Bill Watkins. “We continue to invest in the advancement of solid state lighting with our breakthrough in GaN-on-Silicon technology,while we continue to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive range of GaN-on-Sapphire array solutions. Bridgelux is focused on delivering the right products to drive the rapid adoption of LED lighting.”
Additional recent award wins from Bridgelux include being named to the prestigious 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list, which highlights companies in the market that are most likely to make a significant market impact over the next 5-10 years. Bridgelux was also included for the second consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list,Inc. Magazine’s sixth annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
The article detailing the complete list of the Fastest Growing Bay Area companies, as well as the criteria required for qualification, was published in the October 26th edition of the San Francisco Business Times and is located on thewebsite, which can be read here:http://bit.ly/R6WkFQ
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for lightemitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com
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