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Bridgelux Adds Top Talent to Management Team

Sunnyvale, California, USA – August 14, 2006 – Bridgelux,
Inc. (formerly eLite Optoelectronics), a leading supplier of energy
saving, power-LED chips, today announced the addition of key personnel
to its management team.  Dr. Dave Bour, named an Agilent Fellow
in 2000, is joining as Chief Scientist at Bridgelux; Dr. Ghulam
Hasnain joins as a Senior Scientist; and Gloria Fan, previously
with UTStarcom, joins the organization as Chief Financial Officer.

Most recently serving with Applied Materials’ new business
development group, Dr. Bour was part of Agilent Laboratories in
Palo Alto, where his high level of scientific contributions earned
him the honor of Agilent Fellow and Fellow of the IEEE in 2000.
Dr. Bour received a B.S. degree in Physics from MIT in 1983, and
a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University
in 1987. He has published more than 200 articles and been granted
60 U.S. patents. Dr. Ghulam Hasnain, formerly VP of Advanced Technology
with LuxNet, brings over 20 years of experience in optoelectronics
and holds several patents.

Bour and Hasnain join an all-star R&D team which includes
Dr. Jeff Ramer, who significantly contributed to the development
of Emcore/Veeco’s E300 scale GaN MOCVD reactor, and Dr. Steve
Lester, who developed some of the world’s first high power
InGaN LED chips while with Agilent and Hewlett Packard. The R&D
team is headed by Dr. Heng Liu, Bridgelux founder and CTO.

Gloria Fan will oversee the company’s worldwide financial,
legal and HR structure and brings over 15 years of experience in
finance and operations for high technology companies. At UTStarcom,
initially as VP of Finance and most recently as VP of Global Business
Operations, Ms. Fan oversaw the company’s IPO. The company
was named one of Business Weeks’ 100 hot growth companies
in 2002.  Ms Fan has also held senior finance positions at
P-Com. Ms. Fan holds an M.S. from Purdue University and an MBA
from San Jose State University.

“Bridgelux is rapidly developing a track record of innovation
in a high-value, high-growth industry, which enables us to attract
top talent,” cites Bridgelux President and CEO Dr. Robert
Walker. “Ms. Fan brings us financial maturity that is critical
for a company serious about its global operations. Dr. Bour is
not only respected throughout the industry, but he has his own
track record of development in a competitive, patent-heavy market.
It’s one thing to invent, it’s something entirely different
to invent properly and provide customers with IP-protected solutions.”Bridgelux
is a founding member of IPSLA, the IP Secure Lighting Association,
which places a strong emphasis upon diligently respecting other
companies’ intellectual property and driving industry innovation
in combination with “IP secure” solutions.

About Bridgelux, Inc.

Founded in 2003 as eLite Optoelectronics, Inc., Bridgelux is a
leading supplier of energy saving power-LED chips to high-volume
market segments. The company developed and introduced the industry’s
first high volume ITO/InGaN (Indium Tin Oxide / Indium Gallium
Nitride) power light emitting diode (LED) chip and is currently
delivering millions of chips every month to customers worldwide.  Customers
use Bridgelux power-LED chips to replace traditional bulb technologies
with solid state products that provide a powerful and energy-efficient
source of blue, green, or white light. Bridgelux chips are currently
found in mobile appliances, signage, automotive, and various general
lighting applications. For more information visit

Contact at Bridgelux:

Gloria Fan +1 (408) 329-5300