Agreement with Italian university supports R&D program in photonic technologies and devices for fiber optic communications

February 5, 2001

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LECCE, Italy -- Agilent Technologies Inc., a leading provider of innovative technologies for communications and life sciences, and the University of Lecce have signed a technical cooperation agreement in the field of inorganic and organic photonic technologies and devices for fiber optic communications. This announcement was made today at a ceremony, launching the technical cooperation program at the University of Lecce. Agilent Technologies will support a broad research and development program for three years, including five Ph.D. student fellowships and one postdoctoral position, to be carried out at the engineering faculty of the University of Lecce. The University of Lecce will provide a new laboratory along with state of the art equipment available in the Nanotechnology Laboratories, including metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) reactors, electron-beam lithography, nanoprocessing, scanning probes and chemical labs.

“Agilent Technologies sees technical cooperation between industry and the academic world as a key element in satisfying its future technology needs. This is a great opportunity to work with a world-class group in a technology area central to the future of high-speed, long wavelength laser and optical devices,” said Dick Chang, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Networking Solutions Division (San Jose, California, USA).

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