Uniroyal Technology Corporation Appoints Distributors For Global Optoelectronics Business

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Uniroyal Technology Corporation

    SARASOTA, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Uniroyal Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:   UTCI) today announced that its
 Uniroyal Optoelectronics division (UOE) has appointed distributors in key
 international markets for distribution of its high brightness light emitting
 diode (HB LED) products manufactured at its facility in Tampa, Florida.
     Uniroyal Optoelectronics is currently shipping high brightness blue LED
 products with minimum power output of 2 milliwatts in die form and recently
 announced high brightness blue LED products exhibiting brightness levels
 ranging from 3.5 to 4 milliwatts in die form.  These products, along with the
 Company's high brightness red LED products, are generating significant
 interest from customers in Asia and Europe.
     "A strong distributor network to serve high consumption markets is vital
 to our international sales success," said Robert L. Soran, President and Chief
 Operating Officer of Uniroyal Technology Corporation.  "We are pleased to
 announce that we have recently appointed seasoned distributors for key markets
 such as China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India and Europe.  The response to all
 our LED products, by both the distributors and customers, has been exceptional
 and the support of UOE's distributors will speed our entry into the Asian and
 European markets."
     Uniroyal Technology's Compound Semiconductors & Optoelectronics business
 segment includes Uniroyal Optoelectronics, Sterling Semiconductor, Inc., and
 NorLux Corp.  Uniroyal Optoelectronics manufactures high brightness light
 emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), a rapidly growing market with applications such as
 traffic signals, indoor/outdoor signage and automotive applications.  Brand
 names include POWER-Ga(i)N(TM) and POWER-BR(ite)(TM).  Sterling Semiconductor
 is a leading producer of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, epitaxial thin
 films on SiC substrates and is developing SiC devices for wireless
 communications, industrial process control, and power amplification.  NorLux
 Corp. specializes in the design and manufacture of custom lighting solutions
 utilizing light emitting diodes (LEDs).  Well-known brand names in Uniroyal's
 Coated Fabrics and Specialty Adhesives segments include NAUGAHYDE(R) and
 NAUGASOFT(TM) in coated fabrics and, SILAPRENE(R), HYDRA FAST-EN(R) and
 GUNTHER ULTRA/BOND(R) in adhesives.
     The Company's common stock and warrants trade on the Nasdaq/NMS under the
 symbols UTCI and UTCIW, respectively.
     Statements made herein that are forward-looking in nature within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
 Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to
 business conditions and the financial strength of the various markets served
 by the Company, the level of spending for such products and the ability of the
 Company to successfully manufacture and market its products.
     For the latest news about Uniroyal Technology Corporation, call
 800-836-4014.
 
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    SARASOTA, Fla., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Uniroyal Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:   UTCI) today announced that its
 Uniroyal Optoelectronics division (UOE) has appointed distributors in key
 international markets for distribution of its high brightness light emitting
 diode (HB LED) products manufactured at its facility in Tampa, Florida.
     Uniroyal Optoelectronics is currently shipping high brightness blue LED
 products with minimum power output of 2 milliwatts in die form and recently
 announced high brightness blue LED products exhibiting brightness levels
 ranging from 3.5 to 4 milliwatts in die form.  These products, along with the
 Company's high brightness red LED products, are generating significant
 interest from customers in Asia and Europe.
     "A strong distributor network to serve high consumption markets is vital
 to our international sales success," said Robert L. Soran, President and Chief
 Operating Officer of Uniroyal Technology Corporation.  "We are pleased to
 announce that we have recently appointed seasoned distributors for key markets
 such as China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India and Europe.  The response to all
 our LED products, by both the distributors and customers, has been exceptional
 and the support of UOE's distributors will speed our entry into the Asian and
 European markets."
     Uniroyal Technology's Compound Semiconductors & Optoelectronics business
 segment includes Uniroyal Optoelectronics, Sterling Semiconductor, Inc., and
 NorLux Corp.  Uniroyal Optoelectronics manufactures high brightness light
 emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), a rapidly growing market with applications such as
 traffic signals, indoor/outdoor signage and automotive applications.  Brand
 names include POWER-Ga(i)N(TM) and POWER-BR(ite)(TM).  Sterling Semiconductor
 is a leading producer of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, epitaxial thin
 films on SiC substrates and is developing SiC devices for wireless
 communications, industrial process control, and power amplification.  NorLux
 Corp. specializes in the design and manufacture of custom lighting solutions
 utilizing light emitting diodes (LEDs).  Well-known brand names in Uniroyal's
 Coated Fabrics and Specialty Adhesives segments include NAUGAHYDE(R) and
 NAUGASOFT(TM) in coated fabrics and, SILAPRENE(R), HYDRA FAST-EN(R) and
 GUNTHER ULTRA/BOND(R) in adhesives.
     The Company's common stock and warrants trade on the Nasdaq/NMS under the
 symbols UTCI and UTCIW, respectively.
     Statements made herein that are forward-looking in nature within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
 Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to
 business conditions and the financial strength of the various markets served
 by the Company, the level of spending for such products and the ability of the
 Company to successfully manufacture and market its products.
     For the latest news about Uniroyal Technology Corporation, call
 800-836-4014.
 
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