Prof. Alan E. Willner, Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC, to Join GigOptix Advisory Board
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB: GGOX), a leading provider of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world, announces that optical communications expert Prof. Alan Willner has joined the GigOptix Advisory Board.
“We look forward to a mutually rewarding collaboration.”
Prof. Willner is a leader of the academic community conducting research in the fields of optical communications, optical signal processing, optical networks, fiber optics, and optical device technologies. He has held numerous distinguished professional positions including President of the IEEE Photonics Society, Co-Chair of the Optical Society of America (OSA) Science and Engineering Council and General Co-Chair of the Conference of Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO). He has also been Editor-in-Chief of some of the premier technical publications including the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT), the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, and the OSA Optics Letters.
“I have been watching with interest the technology being developed by GigOptix as it has the potential to resolve some of the major challenges facing optical communications,” commented Prof. Alan Willner. “I am very excited to be engaged with such a talented team.”
“We are immensely honored to have such a renowned expert in optical communications, as Professor Willner, accept our invitation to join the GigOptix Advisory Board,” states Andrea Betti-Berutto, Chief Technology Officer of GigOptix. “We look forward to a mutually rewarding collaboration.”
As a professor and prolific writer, Prof. Willner has contributed much of his knowledge to the world of electrical engineering and optics. Among many awards in his career, he has been honored with the Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science & Engineering, the IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award, the OSA Leadership Award and the Fulbright Foundation Senior Scholar Award.
About Alan E. Willner, Ph.D.
Alan Willner received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He was a Postdoctoral Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories (Crawford Hill) and a Member of Technical Staff at Bellcore. He is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Prof. Willner has served on several scientific advisory boards for small companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Optical Society of America (OSA), and he was a Fellow of the Semiconductor Research Corp. Prof. Willner has more than 800 publications, including 25 patents and 2 books. For more information about Prof. Willner, please visit http://csi.usc.edu/faculty/willner.html.
About GigOptix Inc.
GigOptix is a leading fabless manufacturer of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high speed electronic devices including polymer electro-optic modulators, modulator drivers, laser drivers and TIAs for telecom, datacom, Infiniband and consumer optical systems, covering serial and parallel communication technologies from 1G to 100G. For more information, please visit www.GigOptix.com.
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