AOI Has New VP, R&D

AOI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chien-Yu Kuo to the position of Senior Vice President

January 11, 2006

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SUGAR LAND, Texas -- Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laser diodes, photodetectors, and optical modules for fiber optic communications systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chien-Yu Kuo to the position of Senior Vice President. Dr. Kuo will lead AOI’s new Research and Development team in the San Jose, CA area.

Dr. Kuo brings over 25 years of experience in the optical communications industry. Most recently, he was Founder, President and CEO of Cinta Networks. Prior to founding Cinta, Dr. Kuo led the technology development as President and CEO of Pacific Fiberoptics. His career also includes senior positions at Harmonic, Inc. and AT&T Bell Labs.

Dr. Kuo holds a Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Texas in Austin and a B.S. degree in Physics from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He has more than 100 articles and presentations in peer reviewed journals and meetings. He holds 10 U.S. patents in the areas of optical components, subsystems and systems for optical communications.

“The addition of our California R&D center under the direction of Chien-Yu Kuo significantly enhances our existing R&D activities in Texas,” says Dr. Thompson Lin, President and CEO of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. “With AOI’s existing leadership position, the new R&D team will concentrate on developing advanced optical components that are in demand in many of the markets that AOI serves.”

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Kuo offered that “AOI has proven itself to be a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced optical devices and modules. I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue this leadership by accelerating the company’s product development activities and contributing to the rapid deployment of these new technologies.”

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI)

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