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19 November 2013

Emcore appoints general manager of Fiber Optics business

Emcore Corp of Albuquerque, NM, USA, which makes compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber-optic and solar power markets, has announced a broad realignment of operational responsibility in its Fiber Optics business segment and the appointment of Dr Liew-Chuang (LC) Chiu as the new general manager for its Fiber Optics business, reporting to president & CEO Dr Hong Q. Hou.

Prior to joining Emcore, Chiu served as chief operating officer for Contour Energy Systems Inc, a developer of advanced primary and next-generation rechargeable battery systems and as CEO for Superprotonic Inc, a start-up developing fuel cell technology. As a veteran in the fiber-optics industry, he has more than 20 years of experience in engineering design, manufacturing, quality and business processes. Chiu has worked in management and executive level positions for PCO, HP, E2O Communications, JDSU, and Optical Communication Products over recent years. He received his BS in Physics, and MS and Ph.D in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology.

“LC brings us a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fiber-optics industry,” comments Hou. “With his deep technical and operations background, we believe he can drive further improvements in our business for new product introduction, cost reduction, and operational efficiency.”

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