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Fidus Systems Appoints Jim Roche to Board of Directors

Photonics.com
Dec 2006
Jim Roche, co-founder and former CEO of Tundra Semiconductor Corp., has joined the board of directors at Ottawa, Canada-based Fidus Systems, a supplier of electronic designs for industrial control systems, telecommunication equipment, aerospace, defense and biomedical instrumentation. Roche co-founded Tundra, a fabless semiconductor company, in 1995. He served as president and CEO from 2001 until Sept. 2006. Before that, he was a founding member of Newbridge Networks Corp. Roche is currently president and CEO of CMC Microsystems, a Canadian company providing university researchers in microelectronics, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) and photonics with state-of-the-art design, manufacture and test technologies.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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