Illuminator addresses large-format web inspection

JANUARY 23, 2009--Building on the original COBRA, the COBRA Slim illuminator addresses linescan and web inspection from 100 mm up to several meters.

JANUARY 23, 2009--Building on the original COBRA, the COBRA Slim illuminator addresses linescan and web inspection from 100 mm up to several meters. Inspection areas include solar wafers and cells, flat-panel displays, and large format web applications. The chip-on-board (COB) approach to LED module fabrication has increased output power by up to 10X over the existing COBRA. Interchangeable COB LED boards support high-power applications; surface-mount technology (SMT) LED boards are intended for low-power needs.
StockerYale
Salem, NH, USA
www.stockeryale.com

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PRESS RELEASE

StockerYale, Inc. Expands LED Systems Offering With Introduction of Cobra Slim

Company Leverages Core LED Systems Competencies to Address High-Growth Markets

SALEM, N.H., Dec. 11, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StockerYale, Inc. (Nasdaq:STKR), a leading designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industrial OEMs, medical and defense markets, today introduced the latest addition to its COBRA Linescan Illuminators product family, the COBRA Slim. Building on the success of the original COBRA, the first LED product for linescan applications, the COBRA Slim includes optical, thermal, electronic and mechanical improvements in an innovative modular concept to address linescan and web inspection from 100mm up to several meters.

"The introduction of the COBRA Slim leverages our superior LED systems technology, combined with our unique chip-on-board technology and custom OEM solutions, to address needs of high-growth applications with a uniquely bright and efficient LED illuminator," stated Mark W. Blodgett, Chairman and CEO of StockerYale, Inc. "With COBRA Slim, we are broadening our market opportunity to include the inspection of solar wafers and cells, flat panel displays and large format web applications, among others, thereby positioning us for additional revenue opportunities."

COBRA Slim
StockerYale's COBRA was the first LED product that could compete with Halogen based fiber optic line illumination for linescan applications.

The new COBRA Slim builds on this success and can now focus on the complete range of linescan illumination requirements including fluorescents and metal halide. StockerYale's unique chip-on-board (COB) approach to LED module fabrication coupled with our engineering developments result in greater controllability and increased output power by up to a factor of 10 over the existing COBRA.

The adaptive mechanical design of the COBRA Slim allows for more flexible solutions for customers with interchangeable COB LED boards for high power applications and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) LED boards for low power needs. This new product has now displaced fluorescents, halogen and metal halide as a single source LED illuminator which offers both broad angles of light radiation or homogeneous light effects and high luminous densities depending on the desired effects for CCD or TDI camera technology.

About StockerYale
StockerYale, Inc., headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an independent designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules, and specialty optical fibers for industry leading OEMs. In addition, the company manufactures fluorescent lighting products and phase masks. The Company serves a wide range of markets including the machine vision, industrial inspection, defense, telecommunication, sensors, and medical markets. StockerYale has offices and subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. For more information about StockerYale and their innovative products, visit the Company's web site at www.stockeryale.com.

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