Bridgelux ranked among top companies on Inc. 5000 list

Aug. 25, 2011
Date Announced: 25 Aug 2011 Livermore, CA - Bridgelux Inc., bringing innovation to light by providing high power, energy-efficient and cost effective LED solutions, was ranked 751 on the 2011 Inc. 5000 list, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The Inc. 5000 are the nation's most successful private companies, ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. The esteemed list, celebrates the creativity, resilience and tenacity of America's top entrepreneurs each year. Bridgelux was recognized among other companies for helping to drive 51% growth in the U.S. manufacturing industry.The Inc. 5000 companies, including Bridgelux, will be profiled on and celebrated at the Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony from September 22-24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony honors 29 years of Inc.'s ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. The event will bring together previous and current winners as well as the greater business community to recognize creativity, dedication and hard work."Bridgelux's place in the Inc. 5000 serves not only as recognition of our success as a company, but also as confirmation of the growing and critical role clean technologies play in the U.S. manufacturing economy," said Bill Watkins, CEO, Bridgelux. "As our company has expanded, we've remained focused on keeping jobs in America; this honor helps validate those efforts."The Inc. 5000 winners were selected among thousands of nominated privately held American companies. Distinguished previous winners include Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, ClifBar, Patagonia, Oracle and Zipcar.A full list of all Inc. 5000 winners can be found at BridgeluxBridgelux 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 light-emitting 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. With more than 500 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, 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.comAbout Inc. 500|5000In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Pandora, 7 Eleven, Toys 'R' Us, Zipcar, and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 500|5000. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 500|5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase. The Inc. 500|5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on The top 500 are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, the leading entrepreneurial advocate for 30 years running. Inc. also ranks the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue, and number of employees, and we also highlight women- and minority-run companies.

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