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Blue Sky Research Business Unit

510 Alder Dr.
Milpitas, Ca 95035
PH: (408)941-6068
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Blue Sky Research Business Unit



Blue Sky Research manufacturers fiber coupled laser diode modules, laser diode modules and fiber optic based laser components.  Our systems feature integrated laser drivers and monitor electronics, and include temperature stability and controls.  Our laser components offer point source laser beams via a our patented microlens technology or single mode fiber coupled lasers.

Since our founding in 1989,  we have deployed over one million laser modules and maintained a reputation for advanced and cost effective fiber coupled laser diode modules and sources. Our high quality has remained consistent, making us a trusted source for laser integrators worldwide.

We engineer and manufacture custom fiber coupled, multi-laser,and laser engine modules and systems. Our goal is to deliver uncompromising performance at the best possible value. Blue Sky Research is dedicated to development and manufacture of innovative semiconductor laser products and solutions which optimize performance at the best possible value.

Necsel IP, Inc. develops and manufactures lasers and laser solutions for the Visual Imaging, Industrial Processing and life sciences marketplaces. The company’s cost effective solutions provide these applications additional performance, such as brighter sources, higher contract ratios, longer lifetimes, and allows the creation of products that were never possible before. Necsel’s business model includes high-level customer interaction and co-development to rapidly advance its customer’s technology capability and product performance. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA with manufacturing facilities worldwide. To learn more about Necsel, visit Necsel I.P. Inc., to learn more about Ushio, visit

Executive Management

William F. Mackenzie
Founder, Chairman, President and CEO – Necsel Inc & GM Worldwide Photonic Solutions – Ushio Inc.                                                                    Senior Group Executive Officer/Shikkou-Yakuin Ushio Group

As a global business leader, a technology entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience and a Silicon Valley veteran he successfully managed and guided global companies; public, private, start-up and mature. From starting a semiconductor/telecom “Unicorn” IPO, which went public less than four years after its inception with a market cap of $4B, to founding a laser company which created an entirely new market of Laser Cinema to leading a company that sells or partners with 75% of the world’s highest brand value companies. He loves a challenge and is passionate about building and leading people and businesses. He has an unrelenting drive and able to see the optimal business models through the business complexities by mentoring and striving to bring out the best in people, partnering with supplier/customers and acquiring companies (driven > 16 different transactions). Mr. Mackenzie is a citizen of three (3) countries; has worked in Canada, United States, Europe and spent over four (4) years in Asia on business. In the first half of his career, he concentrated on Silicon, Semiconductors Packaging, telecom, consumer electronics and the second half of his career has been focused on everything to do with light delivered in different forms Lasers, Lamps and LED’s from extreme UV, UV Disinfection, display (Projection, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality), multi spectral imaging, medical system, SWIR, IR etc.


Our Mission & Philosophy

We are dedicated to the development and manufacture of innovative fiber coupled and free space laser modules and laser systems. Our products and solutions optimize performance at the best possible value.  We strive to earn our customers trust and loyalty by providing cost effective, quality solutions to enhance their competitive position. By investing in our people and technologies, we improve our products & services while building a stimulating, ethical environment in which our employees can learn, grow and prosper.

We believe collaborative innovation delivers true business value. We apply our laser, fiber optic electro-optical technologies to enhance our customer’s products, market share and profitability.



Our Core Values

  • Commitment to Excellence in Customer Service
  • Open, timely, and accurate communication
  • Working flexibly with our Customers
  • Providing excellent performing, reliable and innovative products

Quality and Customer Service

Our lasers are an integral link within our OEM customers’ systems, and the data their equipment provides. We understand the vital role our products play in the diagnosis and intervention of human illness.  Because of this, we are dedicated to holding ourselves to the highest possible standards of ethics, quality, and Customer Service.  Please contact us if you have any concerns, comments or questions.

NECSEL I.P. Inc, Blue Sky Research Business Unit is ISO 9001:2015 certified

 ISO 9001:2015 Certificate (PDF)