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10 March 2014

NeoPhotonics names Broadcom executive Rajiv Ramaswami to board

NeoPhotonics Corp of San Jose, CA, a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of both indium phosphide (InP) and silica-on-silicon photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based modules and subsystems for high-speed communications networks, has appointed Dr Rajiv Ramaswami to its board of directors.

Ramaswami is currently Broadcom’s executive VP & general manager of the Infrastructure & Networking Group, responsible for Ethernet controller, switching and physical layer products, optical solutions, storage products, and security and embedded processors.

From 2002 to 2010, Ramaswami served as VP & general manager for a variety of business units in optical, switching and storage networking at Cisco Systems, most recently as general manager of the Cloud Services and Switching Technology Group. Prior to Cisco, he served in various technical and leadership positions at Xros, Tellabs and IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

“I know NeoPhotonics quite well from serving on their technical advisory board for the past four years,” says Ramaswami. “During that time the company’s advances in PIC technology have enabled it to become a leading provider of integrated components for coherent and other high-speed network applications. Given trends in wireless and wireline networks, and in data-center and enterprise networking requirements, I believe the need will only grow for this type of core technology, and lead to further advances in systems features and benefits,” he adds.

“Rajiv has a tremendous amount of experience in technology strategy and telecom networking,” comments CEO & chairman Tim Jenks. “His achievements and insights for business expansion in these areas can bring an important new dimension to our board.”

Ramaswami has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. He holds 34 US patents (primarily in optical networking) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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