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ILX Lightwave Corporation

31950 East Frontage Rd.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Tel: (406) 586-1244
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ILX Lightwave Annouces Availability of Free Laser Reliability Workbook

BOZEMAN, MT, November 08, 2005 - ILX Lightwave announced the availability of a free Laser Reliability Workbook. This Excel-based workbook may be used for analyzing and plotting laser diode and LED lifetime data. Up to 100 lifetime data points may be entered into the workbook.

The workbook automatically calculates and displays best fit Weibull and lognormal probability distributions. Distribution parameters and times-to-failure are also calculated. Built in Arrenhius model calculations may be used to estimate time-to-failure at a second temperature. Instructions in how to use the workbook and five sets of example data are provided with the workbook.

A free copy of the workbook may be obtained at or by contacting

About ILX Lightwave Corporation:
ILX Lightwave is a market and technology leader in laser diode instrumentation and test systems for research, development, and manufacturing. ILX Lightwave customers include Fortune 500 corporations, national research laboratories, government, and educational institutions. ILX Lightwave is headquartered in Bozeman, MT. As an industry leader for almost 20 years, ILX products offer customers the highest levels of performance and reliability. ILX Lightwave products are backed by over 60 application and technical notes and an extensive on-line knowledge base. For more information about ILX Lightwave, visit its website at

For further information, contact:
Lawrence A. Johnson, President and CEO
ILX Lightwave Corporation, (406) 586-1244,