Light Reading Boosts Component Coverage

Key addition to editorial team paves the way for further expansion

November 8, 2000

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NEW YORK -- Light Reading, the premiere information resource for the booming optical networking industry, today announced further expansion of — its fast-growing Web site covering optical networking. In addition to expanding coverage, Light Reading is continuing to round out its editorial team with the hiring of Pauline Rigby. As senior editor, Rigby will cover key optical components, reporting on some of the hottest news in the optical-networking space.

Rigby, who has a PhD in opto-electronics from Oxford University and hands-on experience in semiconductor fabrication, will be the driving force behind Light Reading’s new Website section, entitled “Out of the Lab.” “Out of the Lab,” which Light Reading launched at the beginning of November, covers early-stage development of key optical technologies. Rigby will also play a key role in developing a new channel on the Website devoted to optical components. The channel will reinforce Light Reading’s position as the thought-leader of the optical networking industry, delivering unprecedented information on new component developments throughout the world.

“Light Reading’s success is a testament to the outstanding quality of information on our site,” said Peter Heywood, co-founder and editor of Light Reading. “It’s clear from reader enthusiasm that there’s a huge hunger out there for cutting-edge information on optical networking. Pauline brings a background that will help us delve into and deliver the freshest info on news that is shaping the future of next-generation Internet technology.”

The components channel will follow the launch of other channels focusing on employment topics, market research, and issues of special interest to investors. Light Reading has already geared up to launch these new channels, hiring additional editorial staff as well as appointing top optical-networking industry analyst Scott Clavenna as director of research.

“In a short period of time, Light Reading has built both an excellent reputation and has become the leading source for news on the optical-networking market,” said Rigby. "Optical technologies are often both weird and exciting. I want to convey this to our readers in a crystal clear and timely fashion."About Light Reading

Light Reading launched in February 2000. Its Website,, delivers timely and entertaining in-depth analysis of optical networking developments for free. Profitable from day one, Light Reading has rapidly gained a reputation as required reading for anybody associated with next-generation Internet technology. Light Reading recently published the first comprehensive survey on the technologies used in all-optical switches - devices destined to play a key role in tomorrow’s telecom networks. The report can be found at id=2254.

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