Norsam Technologies, Inc. is a company providing microscopic, high technology products and services to its customers. The company operates a laboratory located in Hillsboro, Oregon and maintains a corporate office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The company provides precision microscale products and services to microscopy, semiconductor, metrologic, materials science and other industrial and research customers.
The company has developed a microfilm replacement technology for archival preservation which reproduces microscopic pages of text and illustration onto silicon or metal discs; the most significant development in these technologies is called the HD-Rosetta archival preservation system which utilizes unique microscopic processes to provide analog and/or digital data, information or pictures onto nickel plates. Densities of over 10,000 pages can be achieved on a 50 mm nickel surface. The nickel substrate material is much more durable as compared to microfilm/microfiche and serves as a replacement for those less archival media.
The company has cross licensed its focused ion beam technology with DeBeers to provide microscopic "clear" markings on diamonds and other gemstones and has entered into an exclusive license with Gemex Systems for marketing the company's ion beam technology to the diamond industry. Norsam's Sacred Light Diamond division markets the company's trademarks in the diamond industry. Norsam's original focused ion beam technology is under exclusive license from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Norsam Technologies, Inc., a New Mexico corporation, was founded October 5, 1995 by John Bishop and two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, Roger Stutz and Dr. Bruce Lamartine. Within two years, 260 New Mexicans invested in the company as well as a large focused ion beam manufacturer.
John Bishop, President of Norsam Technologies, Inc. and Norsam shareholder, has served as a Director of Norsam Technologies since its inception in October of 1995. John sells the company's products and services, works with Norsam's technical staff and consultants and negotiates technology and business development agreements with other companies. In 1980, John helped found and develop Day Runner, Inc. (formerly Harper House, Inc.) of Los Angeles, California, a manufacturer of the Day Runner Organizers, and served as that company's Chief Operating Officer from 1982 to 1986. John is the Founder of The MASTERS Program, an early college charter high school located on the campus of Santa Fe Community College.
Patrick Deshaye, Vice President of Norsam Technologies, Inc., has managed and implemented all development and production operations at Norsam's facility in Hillsboro, Oregon since 2008. Deshaye, a Phi Beta Kappa graudate of the University of Washington, received his training in microscopy technology at San Joaquin Delta College and joined Norsam in 2000. The fabrication of unique microscopic features-- especially in diamond material-- through the use of focused ion beam systems is Patrick's particular area of expertise.