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Greg Young Joins Luxtera as President and CEO

Photonics.com
Aug 2007
Fabless CMOS chip provider Luxtera Inc. of Carlsbad, Calif., today announced the appointment of Greg Young as its new president and CEO. Young has over 15 years of semiconductor industry experience, most recently with Broadcom, where he was vice president and general manager of the Ethernet Controller and High Definition Media PC Video business units. Before that, he held several leadership engineering and marketing positions at Intel. Young succeeds Alex Dickinson, who will remain on the board of directors. Luxtera said Young will lead the company (a spinoff of the California Institute of Technology) as it applies its Blazar CMOS photonics device technology -- a 40 Gb optical active cable -- to the networking and consumer electronics markets.



GLOSSARY
chip
1. A localized fracture at the end of a cleaved optical fiber or on a glass surface. 2. An integrated circuit.
optical
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
photonics
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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