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ilumisys, Inc. Honored with Diversification Award

Governor Granholm and MEDC recognize next-gen lighting manufacturer for outstanding diversification achievement in alternative energy

TROY, MICH. – December 7, 2007 – As part of its Michigan Diversification Celebration, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) along with Governor Jennifer M. Granholm honored ilumisys, Inc. for outstanding diversification achievement in alternative energy.

The Diversification Achievement Awards were presented on Dec. 6, 2007, at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. to companies that have made significant contributions to diversifying the economy of the state in 2007. ilumisys was selected as the small business winner from three finalists in the alternative energy category. Other recognized categories included cutting-edge industries such as life sciences, urban community economic development and advanced manufacturing.

"These honorees are examples of businesses that are choosing Michigan, growing in Michigan, and thriving in Michigan," Granholm said. "This is part of our aggressive and comprehensive economic plan to diversify our economy – and these honorees are contributing to our state's high-tech transformation through cutting-edge research, smart business practices, innovative products and high-tech job growth."

"We are very pleased to be a part of Michigan's diverse economy," said Dave Simon, president of ilumisys, Inc. "This award recognizes ilumisys' position on the leading-edge of the rapidly emerging solid-state lighting market and its promise of energy use reduction."

About ilumisys

ilumisys, Inc. is a Troy, Michigan-based company focused on next-generation solid-state lighting technology. The company was formed in 2007 as a spinoff venture and wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. Initial products will be derived from Altair's intellectual property as they relate to the direct replacement of fluorescent light tubes with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and direct replacement of incandescent lamps. For more information, please visit

About Altair

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit

Dave Simon
ilumisys, Inc.
248-614-2400 ext. 332

Bill Wolfson
Landau Public Relations

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