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  • XSiL Hires Coherent GM Terry Hannon as Exec VP
Dec 2007
TerryHannon.jpgXSiL Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland, announced today it has appointed Terry Hannon, most recently vice president and general manager of Coherent Inc.'s Solid-State business unit, as executive vice president, effective immediately. Hannon will be based in Silicon Valley, at XSiL's facilities in Morgan Hill, Calif. He brings to his new position extensive knowledge and experience in lasers and optics, as well as an ability to develop strategic partnerships with suppliers and customers in the microelectronics and flat panel display industries. Hannon received his honors degree in physics and master's in optoelectronics from Queen's University in Belfast and is currently completing his MBA at the Wharton School of  the University of Pennsylvania.

A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
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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