PhotoniXnet Comes to America

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- PhotoniXnet Corporation, a Tokyo based innovative startup that designs, develops, and manufactures a complete and cost-effective metropolitan-area optical network solution, has opened it's first U.S. office in San Jose. Tetsuya Kawano, who will serve as Executive Vice President and will manage the company's U.S. day-to-day operations, is leading the company's expansion into the Silicon Valley. Mr Kawano joins the company from Sony, where he served as Group President for the Recording Media & Energy Group and was responsible for $1B in yearly revenue. Mr. Kawano made many contributions during his 27 years at Sony, including leading the aggressive expansion into the North American and Latin American markets. Mr. Kawano's experience in all facets of managing a high tech company will be utilized in his role with PhotoniXnet.

PhotoniXnet offers a revolutionary and complete solution for the metro area that incorporates very high bandwidth, remote configuration, protocol-independence, easy scalability and low cost. PhotoniXnet boasts a strong international patent portfolio that gives the company's LightWaveAggregator(TM) product unique advantages. The company plans to make further announcements about it's products at the upcoming Networld + Interop tradeshow in Las Vegas (May 8-10, 2001).

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