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Watkins Joins Bridgelux as CEO

Photonics.com
Jan 2010
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based solid-state lighting company Bridgelux Inc. announced the appointment, effective immediately, of William D. Watkins as CEO and a member of its board. Mark Swoboda, the company’s CEO since June 2007, will remain on as president. Watkins, a 30-year veteran of technology manufacturing, joins Bridgelux after 13 years with Seagate Technology, a hard disc drive and storage products maker, where he most recently served as CEO. He also held leadership positions with Domain Technology. Watkins currently serves on the boards of Maxim Integrated Products, Flextronics and Vertical Circuits Inc.



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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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