For the ordinary investor, some companies and their products are a bit further removed from common thought than others. In more than several instances, people can be heard to say, “it does what?” Truth be told, there are far too many products available that defy explanation or definition, yet they all represent solid investment potential if the investor has some idea of what the end-product is supposed to do. An investor that finds a product integral to a common use will be the one that profits quietly and handsomely.
QPC Lasers Inc., a laser diode design and development company, works to design/manufacture and sell commercial lasers for military, consumer electronics and medical applications. The company draws deep from the laser theory talent pool to develop and market some of the most advanced consumer and industrial lasers/optics offered to the market today. It deals quite extensively with new patents as it searches for the most efficient and productive lasers/diodes possible. In recent weeks, the company has added to its 9 newly granted patents and is awaiting approval on 7 more. For the most part, these new and prospective patents relate to the weight, size and heat management of lasers.
The market for lasers may seem a bit farfetched for the average investor to think about. They are, however, a diverse product group that makes many of the products used everyday possible. Consumer electronics is one of the larger markets for lasers, with the company participating at every step. Consumers want clearer, crisper and faster when they think consumer electronics. QPC Lasers are more than happy to provide. If the consumer electronics marketplace is not a big enough market to sell into, consider the military and medical applications for lasers. These markets have plenty of potential for dozens of laser companies. QPC Lasers appears to have already staked its claim in these areas and is doing well when it comes to orders.
Medical applications have offered great opportunities for revenue growth, but it is the defense and Homeland Security Departments that have helped the company operate with increasing quarterly growth. How long this feeding trough will be available is open to speculation, but the company appears ready for whatever my come. Consumers will always be looking for the next best electronic item and medical researchers will always find ways to invent new imaging and measuring technologies. One way or the other, QPC Laser is in the middle offering solid technology for product advancement and its own profit.
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