Salira announced that Dr. Yanming Liu has been named President and CEO of the company

October 12, 2005

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Salira Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GE-PON) systems, today announced that Dr. Yanming Liu has been named President and CEO of the company. Dr. Liu has more than 10 years of experience in R&D, product development, marketing, business development and M&A for both Fortune 500 companies and startups. Liu has held several management positions, including VP Business Development at Optovia and VP Marketing and Strategic Development at Walsin Management Company. Prior to this, Dr. Liu was Director, Communication Electronics and Integration at Corning Incorporated.

“We are committed to further developing our business especially in China and gaining a more widespread knowledge of our strengths in this country,” said Yoshihiko Miyano, Chairman, Salira Systems, Inc. and VP and Director, Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd. “The unique experience and understanding which Dr. Liu brings to this important role will help us to enhance our position and achieve our potential.”

Dr. Liu was inventor and one of the principal developers of Corning’s award-winning LEAF fiber. Subsequently, he led the international technical marketing of the LEAF fiber, which became a multi-billion dollar product line. LEAF fiber has been selected as one of the most important product developments in the fiber optics industry and won four major awards, and it has been deployed throughout the world. Dr. Liu holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, as well as a B.E. degree from Tianjin University.

In addition to his executive responsibilities, Liu will also serve on SaliraSystems, Inc.’s Board of Directors. He is also Chairman, CEO and President of Salira Optical Network Systems Ltd. (“Salira China”) in Shanghai.

“I am delighted to join Salira Systems at this time. Salira has developed a comprehensive Gigabit Ethernet PON (GE-PON) product suite and established market leadership in China,” said Dr. Yanming Liu, Salira’s CEO. “The strategic investment from Hitachi further strengthens Salira’s position in China and enables Salira to pursue opportunities in the global optical access market. Salira is poised to enter a stage of significant growth.”

Salira Optical Network Systems Inc.

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