Thursday, August 26, 2010

Athena Kick Off Reception

Discover the Power of ATHENAPowerLink - Central Florida

ATHENAPowerLink is a mentoring program dedicated to helping women business owners fully realize their potential. Do you know any high-potential women entrepreneurs? Or, perhaps you are one?

We invite you to join us at a special reception and information session for ATHENAPowerLink, where you can learn more about becoming involved in one of Central Florida's top business mentoring programs. We are looking for volunteers to serve as advisory panel members as well as women business owners interested in applying for the program. Our application period is September 1-30, 2010. For more information, candidate criteria and application, please go to, or call Ashley Vann at 407-646-2446.

ATHENAPowerLink Kick Off Reception

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

UCF Executive Development Center

36 West Pine Street

Orlando, FL 32801


55 West Parking Garage

Please RSVP to

No later than Thursday September 9, 2010

About ATHENAPowerLink: ATHENAPowerLink is an advisory program which guides women business owners, whose companies are poised for growth, in defining and achieving tangible goals by providing them with access to a panel of business advisors. Each advisory panel is hand-selected based upon each woman business owner's individual needs. These volunteer panelist serve as mentors and advisors for a 12 month period at no charge to the women business owner and, ultimately, strive to help the woman business owner achieve growth and profitability. Rollins faculty and students are able to provide educational programs for the women business owners, as well as consulting support for issues facing their companies.

About Our Partners: AthenaPowerLink is a program of the Center For Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College, in partnership with Athena International and our local business and community partners - founding sponsor Foley & Lardner, LarsonAllen LLP, PNC Bank, Eidson Insurance, Nodarse & Associates, Walt Disney World, Scrap-Your-Trip, Massey Communications, University of Central Florida Incubator, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, and NAWBO.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Seminar: 9.24.10 / CREOL 102 / 1-5pm / “Labsphere Presents a Radiometry & PhotometryTechnical Seminar”, A. Arecchi

Seminar: “Labsphere Presents a Radiometry & PhotometryTechnical Seminar”, A. Arecchi CREOL 102 Friday, September 24, 2010 / 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Archangelo V. Arecchi

Director, Systems Engineering


Join Industry Experts and Learn:

Basics of Light Radiometry and Photometry Integrating Sphere Theory & Applications Diffuse Reflectance Materials & Coatings Lamp, LED and SSL Measurement Uniform Light Calibration Sources


Angelo has over 30 years experience working in optics, with special interest in light sources and light measurement. He is a member of the OSA, SPIE and CORM, and is a Registered Professional Engineer. Angelo holds a BS in Engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy, an MS in Optics from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from Plymouth State University. In addition to serving as Director of Systems Engineering at Labspere, Mr. Arecchi is a Professor, teaching courses in the Optical Engineering Programs at both Plymouth State University and University of New Hampshire.

For More Information:

Joan Beaulieu

Advance Registration Appreciated

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Grow Your Business Faster with an Advisory Board

Take advantage of $20,000 worth of free business consulting through a custom advisory board and grow your business faster. Don't miss this no-cost opportunity for established businesses.

Join Us to Learn More:

Advisory Board Council

Information Session

for Small Business Owners

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

8:30 - 9:30 am

Small Business Development Center at UCF
Located at the Disney Entrepreneur Center

315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 100 | Orlando, FL 32801

Qualified companies please RSVP to by Friday, September 10.

About the Advisory Board Council:

Funded by Orange County Government, the Advisory Board Council will hand-pick a team of advisors to work with you to develop growth strategies and focus on key issues facing your business such as cost-effective marketing, strategic planning, streamlining operations and profit improvement. For more information about this award-winning program, visit

Program Qualifications:

  • Business located in Orange County
  • Minimum of two years operating experience
  • Annual revenue of $500,000 or more
  • Six or more employees

The Advisory Board Council is sponsored by Orange County Government.

About SBDC at UCF

The SBDC at UCF provides existing and prospective entrepreneurs with high quality management counseling, entrepreneurial training and information access and transfer, enabling them to maximize their businesses' growth, competitiveness and profitability within their trading area.

The SBDC at UCF maintains its regional headquarters in Orlando and operates six full sub-centers. The SBDC at UCF serves an eight county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. In 2009, the SBDC at UCF assisted over 2,600 business owners, helped entrepreneurs create or retain 2,766 jobs, win contract awards worth $51 million, acquire $23.7 million in capital formation, and increase sales by $43.6 million.

The SBDC at UCF is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Seminar: 8.23.10 / CREOL 102 / 2-3pm / “Study On The Interaction of Atoms With Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses In NUDT”, Professor Zengxiu Zhao

Seminar: “Study On The Interaction of Atoms With Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses In NUDT”


Monday, August 23, 2010 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Zengxiu Zhao

Department of Physics, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan Province 410073, China.


Dr Zenhxiu Zhao has been at NUDT since 2006. His interests are in Strong field physics, attosecond physics and ultrafast dynamics in intense laser beams. He graduated with BS and MS degrees from NUDT, and a Ph.D from Kansas State University in 2005. He as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Ottawa in 2005.

For More Information:

Martin C. Richardson


FPC Meeting -- Sept 22, 2010 at Ocean Optics

Please plan to join your FPC colleagues and the members of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) at the first joint meeting of the FPC and MACF -- Wednesday, Sept 22 starting at 2:00pm. The meeting is being hosted by FPC member Ocean Optics at their Winter Park facility -- details in the attached flyer and meeting agenda.

Please RSVP by replying to this email -- space is limited and we do need an advance attendees list. And please indicate if you would like to join a no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.

Please forward this invitation to others in your company who may want to attend this meeting, and also forward to other Florida photonics companies who may be candidates for joining the FPC. The meeting is open to all interested parties.

Hope to see you at Ocean Optics next month!

Jim Pearson

FPC Executive Director

TechAmerica Invites you to join a discussion impacting jobs inFlorida

Partnership II Building

3100 Technology Pkwy, Room 208, Orlando, FL 32826

As Florida's unemployment rate continues to hover above that of the nation's, what can Florida do to encourage economic growth and prepare for tomorrow's jobs? One sector forecasted for growth is healthcare and within healthcare a new specialty is emerging - health IT. TechAmerica and the Career College Association invite you to join a discussion on building the Health IT workforce of the 21st Century.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Senator Mike Haridopolos, Opening Remarks
  • Duane Steward, DVM, MSIE, PhD, Chief Computer Scientist for Health Informatics, Nemours
  • Khalid Moidu, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Informatics Advisor, Information Services Administration, Orlando Health
  • Gary J Earl, President/CEO, Workforce Central Florida
  • Harris N. Miller, CEO / President, Career College Association
  • Curtis Austin, Director of State Government Relations, Keiser University
  • Farimah Fleschute, Ph.D., Faculty, Division of Information Technology College of Technology & Innovation University of South Florida Polytechnic

Moderated by Dr. Richard Foglesong, George and Harriet Cornell Professor of Politics at Rollins College and the author of Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando.

President Obama has set aside nearly $19 billion for Health Information Technology in government spending plans, with $17 billion through Medicare and Medicaid and $2 billion in direct funding. With this action, combined with the passage earlier this year of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, America has the tools to begin a major transformation in high quality, affordable American health care. The change is made possible through the creation of a secure, interoperable nationwide health information network, upgraded hospital and clinical information systems, and millions of intelligent devices, on the edge of the network and at the heart of care delivery. But a critical piece of this puzzle remains:

What new talents and skills will be required to implement, maintain and use these resources?

How will it change the state of practice?

How will healthcare delivery models evolve?

Will the human capital be readily available to assure successful implementation and longer term maintenance?

Will healthcare practitioners from physicians to technicians have the education and skills necessary to realize the upside potential?

Click here to join leaders in Higher Education, Healthcare, and Technology in this important conversation

Florida Companies to Watch: Accepting Nominations &Applications

CONTACT: Christa K.Santos

CKS Marketing Communications

(407) 230-7018

Florida Companies to Watch (SM) Awards Celebrate Dynamic,

High-Growth Entrepreneurs Across the State of Florida

Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug 19, 2010) - Growing second-stage businesses statewide have the opportunity to join an elite group of nationally recognized companies as part of Florida Companies to Watch, an awards program that celebrates second-stage companies throughout the state of Florida. Florida Companies to Watch is presented by GrowFL and the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors for the event include the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Florida Business Incubation Association and the University of Central Florida.

Companies to Watch is a unique awards program developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation to honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, exhibit innovative products or processes, or otherwise make those companies "worth watching." Companies to Watch operates statewide in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin and the northeastern region of California.

"We encourage second-stage companies to apply for this outstanding program," said Dr. Tom O'Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida's Office of Research and Commercialization. "Being selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program provides growing businesses the credibility and recognition that distinguish them among their competitors."

To be eligible for the award, a company must be a privately held, commercial enterprise that is currently in a stage of growth and past the start-up phase. Qualifying companies must also be headquartered in the state of Florida, employ between six and 99 employees, and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue. Companies in all industries are invited to apply.

A selection panel of judges representing areas of economic development, banking, entrepreneurship and small business look for evidence of fast and/or high growth in employment rates and revenue. In addition, Florida Companies to Watch award recipients also demonstrate special strengths and traits that stand out from the competition including entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social/community responsibility and competitive business practices.

Companies may apply directly to the program, and professionals who work with qualifying companies such as attorneys, accountants, bankers, public relations representatives and economic development professionals are also encouraged to nominate businesses they believe should be recognized. The deadline to nominate a second-stage company is September 17, 2010. All companies vying for the award must submit an application, which will be accepted until October 8, 2010.

The companies selected as 2011 Florida Companies to Watch will be recognized at a special ceremony set for Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to the recognition of being named a Florida Companies to Watch, winners have the opportunity to participate in a leaders retreat attended by Companies to Watch award recipients from other states and held at the Edward Lowe Foundation's Big Rock Valley property in southwestern Michigan.

For more information, visit or email

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About the Edward Lowe Foundation

Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies-those that have moved beyond the start-up phase and seek significant, steady growth. For more information, visit

About the Florida Economic Gardening Institute

The Florida Economic Gardening Institute was created by the 2009 Florida Legislature as the Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Program to stimulate investment in Florida's economy by providing technical assistance for expanding businesses in the state. Qualified companies must be engaged in the following sectors to receive no-cost technical assistance: Manufacturing; Finance & Insurance Services; Wholesale Trade; Information Industries; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management Services; and, Administrative & Support Services. Additional information is available at

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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Reminder that today is the CREOL Annual Welcome Back Lunch in the Lobby!

Everyone is invited to the Lobby at 12:00 Noon today for Lunch!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

UCFBIP Brunch Connection: Resume Screening and the SelectionProcess

Resume Screening And The Selection Process: Choosing the Right Person for the Right Position

Presenter: Howie Appel, The Résumé Builder

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Time: 8:30AM to 10:00AM

Location: UCF Business Incubator-Winter Springs

1511 E. SR 434, Suite 2001, Winter Springs, FL 32708

Cost: No charge to Incubator Clients; $20 Non-Incubator Clients

RSVP: Email Rafael Caamano at to reserve a space.

This workshop will provide you with tools and techniques to help you get the most out of the resumes you receive and the time you have to make your selection based on your needs. We will discuss some of the common pitfalls of reviewing resumes, and instituting an effective selection process. Topics to be covered include:

Ø How to determine what you are really seeking in your potential hire
Ø What to expect in the resumes you receive
Ø The recruiting cycle - what is it?
Ø Understanding your needs and the prognosis for the future
Ø The good, the bad, and the ugly in a resume

Ø Archiving resumes for future use

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The UCF Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies invites you tojoin us for a forum on "Sustainable Energy: The Cost of Doing Nothing"

The UCF Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies is pleased to invite you to the upcoming forum "Sustainable Energy & The Cost of Doing Nothing" on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the UCF Executive Development Center located at 36 West Pine Street in Downtown Orlando. Registration and Continental Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Seating is limited so please make reservations by phone at 407-235-3934 or by email at For more information, please see the Eblast below or contact Dr. Diane Trees at 407-235-3935

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Immunology grants will support stem cell research in multicolor flow cytometry

Jun 18, 2010

San Diego-- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) will further expand its Research Grant program, adding $100,000 worth of reagents, cell culture tools and labware to support promising stem cell research inmulticolor flow cytometry, as well as cell signaling, cancer research, immune function, infectious diseases and neuroscience.

The focus of the new stem cell research grants is to support the continuing study of embryonic, adult and induced pluripotent stem cells to improve the understanding of both normal and disease processes.

"Even though the peak of the economic crisis appears to already have been reached, life scientists in the United States are still in desperate need for resources to keep their research projects alive," said Robert Balderas, Vice President of Biological Sciences, BD Biosciences. "BD Biosciences is proud to do its part to help advance some of the most promising stem cell and immunology research that could one day help cure or prevent disease."

When added to the existing $140,000 allocated to support immunology research, this new funding will bring the total annual support amount to $240,000, which will be distributed via 24 individual grants of BD Biosciences research reagents, cell culture tools and labware valued at $10,000 each.

Additional information about the grant program, including the application process and deadlines, is available

Courtesy OptoIQ

Finding and Shattering the Barriers to Innovationin YOUR Company

Title: Finding and Shattering the Barriers to Innovation in YOUR Company

Presenters: Helmut Albrecht, Enable Consulting Corporation

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time: 3:00-5:00 Location: University Tower Building located at 12201 Research Parkway,

2nd Floor large conference room #211, Orlando, FL., 32826

Fee: $20 (Free to only UCF Incubator clients and Florida Photonics Cluster members)

RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email

The natural bias of most organizations restricts rather than encourages the flow of innovative business ideas. Few organizations understand how to identify the barriers to innovation and develop strategies to overcome them and positively affect revenues and competitiveness. Few are equipped to execute a seemingly illogical "winning move" to which a competitor will not be able to respond.

This workshop will walk you through use of the Kai Method.a five-step process of strategy development to build innovative strategic thinking skills in your company.

Step 1 - Discontent helps you dissect and articulate your greatest challenge in a way that raises the

sense of urgency to creatively find alternatives.

Step 2 - Imagine helps you conceive creative strategies to achieve a business vision.

Step 3 - Formation focuses on a scientific method of making the right choices in strategic thinking

Step 4 - Breakout enables you to accelerate the strategy cycle to stay ahead of the competition

Step 5 - Consolidation illustrates how to build sustainable defenses against the competition

Enable Consulting brings together powerful experienced people, processes and practices that result in improved client productivity, efficiency and profitability. Enables' partners are top tier talent with extensive operating and advisory experience in Management, Operations, Supply Chain, Sales Marketing, Distribution and Human Resources. Enables' partners focus is onassisting companies translate strategic objectives into operating tactics and successful results. Helmut Albrecht is an experienced change advisor, combining his analytical engineering background with in-depth strategic creativity experience. He has a proven track record in starting new business ventures within established organizations and in transforming companies from a product to a solution provider. As an expert certified KaiMethod, Helmut helps clients seize strategic options that others ignore.

Seminar: 9.9.10 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / "Correlations between optical and microstructural properties of transparent Nd:YAG ceramics: suitable process

Seminar: "Correlations between optical and microstructural properties of transparent Nd:YAG ceramics: suitable process parameters to elaborate new materials for power lasers", Dr. Rémy Boulesteix CREOL 102 Thursday, September 9, 2010 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Rémy Boulesteix

SPCTS Laboratory in Limoges.


Since fifteen years, new transparent materials have been elaborated by using the promising ceramic route. The transparent polycrystalline materials so-obtained can show similar optical properties to the single-crystal ones generally used in laser cavities. To reach required optical properties to a laser application, numerous problems related to the elaboration of ceramic pieces must be previously solved. More particularly, experimental parameters such as the average grain size, volume fraction of residual secondary phases or porosity, must be controlled to obtain expected transparency and laser efficiency.

The aim of the present talk is to present a research methodology leading to the elaboration of transparent Nd:YAG ceramics with laser quality. First, we had to understand well the sintering mechanism of Nd:YAG ceramics in order to control their microstructure (grain size and porosity). From this fundamental work, it was possible to elaborate Nd:YAG specimens with various residual porosity allowing to study the influence of such defects on optical properties. Finally, suitable conditions were determined to enhance the manufacturing process of Nd:YAG pieces and, consequently, their optical properties. In near future, it would be possible to develop new transparent ceramics of interest for power lasers like Yb:Sc2O3 or Cr:YAG by using similar research program.


Dr. R. Boulesteix obtained his MS degree in Chemistry in 2006 and a PhD in Materials Science and Processing in November 2009 from Limoges University, France. He worked with the Science of Ceramic Processing and Surface Treatment Laboratory in Limoges under the direction of Professor Alexandre Maître and Jean-François Baumard. He is presently Research Associate at SPCTS Laboratory in Limoges. His research interests on elaboration and characterization of ceramic materials including more particularly optical ceramics.

For More Information:

Martin C. Richardson


Seminar: 8.19.10 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / "Transparent Nd:YAGCeramics", Dr. Adam Stevenson

Seminar: "Transparent Nd:YAG Ceramics", Dr. Adam Stevenson CREOL 102 Thursday, August 19, 2010 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Adam Stevenson

Department of Materials Science and Engineering The Pennsylvania State University


Nd:YAG transparent ceramics have the potential to replace Czochralski grown single crystals in high power laser applications. However, after more than 20 years of development, there has been only limited application of these potentially revolutionary materials. In order to improve the processing and properties of Nd:YAG transparent ceramics and facilitate increased adoption, this presentation explores the effects of sintering aids on defects, densification and single crystal conversion

(SCC) of Nd:YAG ceramics. To explore the role of SiO2 doping in densification and microstructure development of Nd:YAG transparent ceramics,29Si magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and sintering kinetics are used to show that SiO2 enhances densification and grain growth through a solid state mechanism. SiO2 content is shown to affect sintering trajectory and, therefore, the average grain size of highly transparent Nd:YAG ceramics can be controlled (2.8 μm - 18 μm) in highly transparent ceramics. Optical absorption spectroscopy and electron spin resonance are used to study the effects of SiO2 doping on color center formation in Nd:YAG transparent ceramics. F-centers are shown to be the primary color centers present after sintering and their concentration is controlled by impurity ions rather than SiO2 content. Finally, exaggerated grain growth in highly SiO2 doped 1 at% Nd:YAG ceramics is used to grow highly transparent Nd:YAG single crystals at 1600oC by the single crystal conversion process.


Adam J. Stevenson received a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. After graduation, he joined Technology Assessment and Transfer, Inc. in Annapolis, MD as a Materials Engineer where his duties included developing green forming and sintering processes for transparent ceramic

MgAl2O4 hemispherical domes. In January 2005, Adam began graduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University under Professor Gary L.

Messing and will graduate with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in December 2010. At Penn State, Adam’s studies focused on the effects of sintering aids on processing and properties of transparent Nd:YAG ceramics. Adam’s academic honors include the Arthur L. Friedberg Award for Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Involvement in Student Activities, the Arnulf I. Muan Fellowship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and the Graduate Student Award for Academic Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering. In September 2010, Adam will join Ecole National Superieur de Chimie de Paris as a post-doctoral scholar and researcher where he will develop processing and sintering methods for transparent Yb:CaF2 laser ceramics.

For More Information:

Martin C. Richardson


Monday, August 9, 2010

SEMINAR: 8.20.10 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / "Active MatrixTechnologies for AMLCDs and AMOLEDs"

Active Matrix Technologies for AMLCDs and AMOLEDs CREOL 102 Friday, August 20, 2010 / 11:00am - 12:00pm

Prof. Norbert Fruehauf

Chair of Display Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany


Active matrix addressing is the essential enabling technology for high resolution flat panel displays. The seminar will introduce the need for active matrix addressing and TFT processes and device structures employing various types of semiconductors. Specific consideration will be given to additional processing steps required for implementing entire AMLCD and AMOLED backplanes and the interplay between TFT characteristics, display media active matrix structures and addressing signals.


Prof. Norbert Fruehauf received his Ph.D. (Dr-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and has more than 20 years of experience in designing and characterising liquid crystal light modulators and displays. From 1998 to 2001 he worked for Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, California, USA, where he developed tunable micro-optic components, various display systems and integrated optical components. In 2001 he was appointed full professor heading the Chair of Display Technology at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he specializes in large area microelectronics for applications in flexible displays, AMOLEDs and AMLCDs and sensor arrays.

Prof. Fruehauf is a member of the SID Symposium Active Matrix Committee and serves on various other national and international scientific advisory boards, conference committees and journal editing teams.


Linghui Rao 407-823-6876

President, SID student chapter @ UCF

Student chapter advisor: Prof. Shin-Tson Wu (407-823-4763)

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Lunch Connection Presents: “Exit Planning for the Closely Held Business”

The UCF Business Incubator @ Research Park presents: The Lunch Connection with Ed Alexander.

Title: "Exit Planning for the Closely Held Business: Exits for founders and investors" .

Presenters: Ed Alexander with Entrepreneurship Law Firm, P.L.

Date:Thursday, August 12, 2010

Time: 11:30-1:00

Location: University Tower Building located at 12201 Research Parkway, 2nd Floor large conference room #211, Orlando, FL., 32826

Fee:$20 (Free to only UCF Incubator clients and Florida Photonics Cluster members)

RSVPto Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email

During the seminar, attorney Ed Alexander, founder of the Entrepreneurship Law Firm, will show you:

· Types of Exits

· Common Pitfalls Encountered in Exit Events and How to Avoid Them · Why Exit Planning is Essential to Business Success · How Exit Planning will Benefit You, Your Investors and Your Company · Evaluating Your Company for an Exit Event · How to Maximize the Value of Your Company for an Exit · The Two Types of Buyers and Why You Should Focus on One of Them · How to Complete an Exit

Ed Alexander helps entrepreneurs Grow, Protect and Profit from their businesses. He's represented business owners and their companies since he became a lawyer in 1993. Ed is founder of the Entrepreneurship Law Firm located in Orlando, Florida, and is admitted to practice law in both Florida and New York. Prior to law school, Ed held non-legal positions in the business world with technology companies, including positions with a pacemaker manufacturer, custom integrated circuit manufacturer and laser bar code manufacturer. Ed is the author of the book "10 Common and Costly Business Killing Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. A Business Law Bible for Entrepreneurs" (available at and Barnes and Ed is also a licensed transaction advisor in Florida and is a principal of Fitzgibbon Alexander, Inc., a Central Florida consulting and business intermediary firm.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

NanoMarkets New Report Sees $6.0 Billion OLED Lighting Markets by 2015

News Release

August 5, 2010

NanoMarkets New Report Sees $6.0 Billion OLED Lighting Markets by 2015

Glen Allen, Virginia: NanoMarkets has just published its latest forecasts of worldwide OLED lighting markets. According to NanoMarkets, OLED lighting will generate $6.0 billion in revenues by 2015 driven by the need for cost efficient lighting in a number of different applications, including general illumination, architectural lighting, backlighting, vehicular lighting and signage. The report titled, "OLED Lighting, An Eight-Year Market Forecast (2010)," is part of the firm's "OLED Lighting Market Planning and Advisory Service" that was recently launched and leverages years of painstaking analysis and forecasting of the OLED lighting market on the part of NanoMarkets.

Further details about this and other OLED lighting related reports can be found on the firm's website at


At present, most of the firms offering or planning to supply OLED lighting are focusing on the general illumination and/or the architectural lighting sectors, which together, NanoMarkets believes, will account for just over $4.0 billion by 2015. The report discusses the types of OLED lighting products that will be needed as effective substitutes for today's incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes and the price points that these new OLED lighting products will fetch.

However, there are also other applications for OLED lighting with considerable potential. For example, vehicular lighting is expected to bring in over $750 million in revenues in 2015. NanoMarkets' forecasts in this report also include two different scenarios for OLED backlighting; one in which OLED prove themselves to be an effective substitute to today's electroluminescent lighting and one in which OLED technology reaches a level of development where it can provide an effective backlighting technology for LCD displays. Under this second scenario, NanoMarkets believes that OLED backlighting could generate revenues as high as $1.4 billion.

About the Report:

This report analyzes and quantifies the opportunities for the emerging OLED lighting space. It discusses what economic and technical challenges will need to be overcome in order to reach acceptable revenue levels as well as examines the alternative scenarios and the impact of panel size, efficiency, luminance and lifetimes. In addition, to providing detailed forecasts, this new report considers the impact of performance improvements, funding and the establishment of the first OLED lighting manufacturing plants on the growth of OLED lighting revenues.

This report is part of NanoMarkets' "OLED Lighting Market Planning and Advisory Service" that provides a comprehensive package of market reports, research notes and research inquiry hours. The service provides market forecasts, a detailed analysis of the business case pushing OLED lighting forward, suppliers leading and influencing the market and the materials and manufacturing developments behind this growth.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous reports related to electronics and display materials. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.


Robert Nolan
(804) 360-2967