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29 March 2018

NeoPhotonics appoints senior VP of global sales

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NeoPhotonics Corp of San Jose, CA, USA (a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for high-speed communications networks) has appointed Yang Chiah Yee as senior VP of global sales, succeeding Ben Sitler, who formerly served in the same capacity.

Yee has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including 15 years in senior sales management roles, most recently as senior VP of worldwide sales at IDEX ASA. Previously, he was VP of worldwide sales at Atmel Corp, VP of APAC sales at Xilinx, and president of APAC at Memec Corp. Yee received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological Institute, National University of Singapore, and is a graduate of the Stanford-NUS Executive program.

“Yang Chiah’s extensive experience in the semiconductor industry will directly benefit bringing our optical semiconductor device, component and module solutions to the expanding high-speed market and will allow us to serve both existing and new customers within the changing commercial structure of our industry,” comments chairman & CEO Tim Jenks.

“The accelerating demand for connectivity is creating new opportunities for photonic integration with both traditional communications equipment companies and new mega-data content providers,” comments Yee. “I look forward to using my experience in the semiconductor industry to bring NeoPhotonics’ innovative optical and semiconductor solutions to both existing and new markets.”

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