Telephotonics Picks Head Honcho

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Telephotonics Inc., a supplier of integrated optical components for DWDM systems, today named William N. Giudice as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Giudice, former co-founder, President, CEO and Chairman of Maker Communications Inc., a leading developer of semiconductor communications processors for networking equipment, has been on Telephotonics’ Board of Directors since October 2000.

"I am very enthusiastic about the prospects for Telephotonics, and look forward to leading one of the most promising and focused startups in this market," said Mr. Giudice. "As a board member for the past six months, I have been involved in helping Telephotonics transition from a development stage materials research enterprise to a business creating products. Telephotonics is uniquely positioned to fuel the expansion of the metro-optic market by offering breakthrough pricing and functionality for optical components with their OASIC™ architecture.”

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