7 December 2020
POET appoints Glen Riley to board
POET Technologies Inc of Toronto, Ontario, Canada — designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the data-center and telecom markets — has appointed Glen Riley to its board of directors.
The firm says that Riley’s extensive and relevant experience includes more than 30 years in leadership roles spanning both the semiconductor and optoelectronics industries.
Most recently, he was general manager of the Filter Solutions business unit at Qorvo, responsible for developing highly integrated RF modules used in flagship smartphones. Prior to the merger of RFMD and TriQuint that formed Qorvo, he held multiple leadership roles at TriQuint, including managing director of international headquarters in Singapore, general manager of the gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry business, and general manager of Optoelectronics.
Riley was previously CEO of Opticalis, an early-stage optoelectronics company focused on the development of high-density wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) products. He also held prior roles as VP & general manager of the Optoelectronic business at Agere Systems, and president of Asia-Pacific sales & marketing at Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group.
“Glen is an excellent addition to POET’s board, bringing extensive executive experience from leading semiconductor and optoelectronics companies,” comments POET’s executive chairman & CEO Dr Suresh Venkatesan. “He has highly relevant experience in the development and advancement of market-leading solutions, in particular his past work with new technology solutions that helped to increase the capacity of existing fiber-optic networks for less than half the cost of traditional solutions,” he adds. “We look forward to Glen’s contribution of valuable experience and insight as we continue to advance toward commercialization of the POET Optical Interposer platform.”
Riley is currently a member of the advisory board at Resonant, a publicly traded company that designs and develops advanced acoustic filters for 5G RF solutions. He graduated as valedictorian with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Maine and completed The General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.
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