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February 16, 2004

Alfalight Selects Mohandas Warrior as CEO

Madison, WI - Alfalight, Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable diode lasers, today announced the appointment of Mohandas Warrior as its president and chief executive officer (CEO). Mr. Warrior brings extensive Fortune-50 semiconductor manufacturing and operational expertise as well as entrepreneurial leadership to Alfalight.

"Alfalight's products and technology are second to none in terms of reliability and efficiency - key criteria for the laser industry," said Mohandas Warrior, president and CEO of Alfalight. "Our company is poised to become a strong, customer-focused supplier of high-power diode lasers, and I look forward to leading this outstanding team as we extend our product development, production and customer service capabilities."

"Mr. Warrior is an experienced veteran of the semiconductor manufacturing industry," said Charlie Hoke, chairman of the Board for Alfalight. "His manufacturing insights and maturity combined with Alfalight's technological capabilities will help us to strengthen our competitive position and meet the growing demand for our products. He adds a new level of operational and business excellence to the Alfalight team, as the company grows by delivering differentiated value to its customers. As interim CEO, Mark Zager has done an outstanding job in leading the team during the transition period, and will bring important value to the company in his role as vice president and director of Government Relations."

About Mohandas Warrior
Mr. Warrior's career includes 15 years at Motorola Semiconductor where he held senior-level leadership positions including managing operations for silicon wafer fabrication and leading a global team of scientists and engineers to develop advanced packaging solutions. More recently, Mr. Warrior gained a successful track record as chief executive officer and chief operating officer of two venture capital financed technology companies.

To read more about Alfalight's executive team, including a detailed biography of Mr. Warrior, please visit www.alfalight.com/management.htm.

About Alfalight
Alfalight, Inc. is a technology innovator and manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable high-power diode lasers for industrial, defense, and telecommunications markets worldwide. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company's advanced Aluminum-Free Active region (ALFA) diode lasers provide industry-leading efficiency, reliability, power and brightness. Alfalight has exclusive licenses to patents that include highpower narrow-spectrum lasers, single-mode lasers, and short-wavelength lasers. Its ongoing advanced development efforts towards improved laser efficiency and brightness are enhanced by support from DARPA. Alfalight's current high-power diode laser product line includes both multimode bars and fiber-coupled single emitters. For more information, visit www.alfalight.com.

For additional information, please contact Jeremy Draper at jdraper@alfalight.com.

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