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11 April 2018

POET’s Bill Ring receives PIC Technologist Award

© Semiconductor Today Magazine / Juno PublishiPicture: Disco’s DAL7440 KABRA laser saw.

POET Technologies Inc of Toronto, Canada and San Jose, CA, USA — a designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, including light sources, passive waveguides and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) for the sensing and datacom markets — says that senior VP Dr William S. Ring received the 2018 PIC Technologist Award at the PIC International conference in Brussels, Belgium (10 April). The award recognizes “experts in translating PIC technologies towards commercial reality and product qualification, including the filing of IP/patents and publications through papers and speaking engagements”.

“Since joining the company in 2016 as part of our acquisition of BB Photonics [where he was CEO & president], his deep experience and expertise in photonics have been instrumental toward advancing POET’s technology development efforts,” comments CEO Suresh Venkatesan. “More specifically, the unique capabilities provided by the dielectric waveguide technology developed by Bill while at BB Photonics is a key enabler for POET’s Optical Interposer platform, which is now serving to revolutionize the platform method for integrating photonics in data communication applications,” he adds. “The meaningful contributions Bill has made to both the company and the industry merit this well-deserved recognition, and we are very pleased to have him as a key part of our leadership team as we work to bring the next generation of optoelectronic and photonic solutions to market.”

Prior to BB Photonics, Ring was chief technology officer at Australian-based photovoltaic firm Solar Systems Pty Ltd. In addition to working as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in defense, optoelectronic components and data-center optical devices, Ring previously held positions at Tyco Electronics as director of operations and director of development for devices and transceivers. Before joining Tyco, he was a principle engineer at Hewlett Packard (HP), responsible for the design and development of 1310nm Fabry-Perot (FP), 1480nm pump and dustributed feedback (DFB) lasers for its fiber-optics group. In 1995, he introduced the first strained multi-quantum well (MQW) laser into production at HP’s UK facility that was later deployed in the firm’s 1300nm SFF/SFP transceivers. Ring holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Surrey.

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