Dr. Ping Xie, former VP of passive device engineering at Finisar, becomes VP of product engineering at NeoPhotonics

August 26, 2002

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FREMONT, Calif. -- Dr. Ping Xie, an award-winning, ten-year veteran of designing lasers and fiber optic components for networking systems, has been named to the new position of Vice President of Product Engineering for NeoPhotonics Corporation.Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Tim Jenks, Dr. Xie will focus on executing the company's optical-technology strategy and developing the associated new products for its implementation.Dr. Xie came to NeoPhotonics from Finisar Corporation where he was Vice President of Passive Device Engineering. Prior to Finisar he was the Vice President of Passive Component Engineering at New Focus Corporation. Dr. Xie has also worked as a Product Line Manager for JDS Uniphase and was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Los Alamos National Lab. Additionally, he worked in the Advanced Laser and System Technology Group at Candela Laser Corporation.In 1997, Dr. Xie won the Photonic Spectra Circle of Excellence award for product development for work he did while with JDS Uniphase. Dr. Xie has more than thirty awarded and pending patents and over twenty publications to his credit."Dr. Xie's proven track record in new product development and introduction, along with his organizational and leadership abilities, makes him especially valuable to the NeoPhotonics' development efforts," explained Jenks. "His experience, discipline and proven innovation capability are ideally suited to the opportunities and challenges for growing NeoPhotonics."NeoPhotonics Corp.

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