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DuPont Forms Photonics Technologies Business
Mar 2003
WILMINGTON, Del., and WILMINGTON, Mass., March 21 -- DuPont announced it has formed DuPont Photonics Technologies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary in Wilmington, Mass. The new business is part of DuPont Ventures, which focuses on emerging technologies.

Photonics Technologies will develop, manufacture and market planar integrated photonic devices for use in optical networks for the telecommunications industry. Drew Weber has been named general manager of Photonics Technologies.

"Integrated photonic devices hold great promise for the communications industry," said DuPont's chief science and technology officer, Thomas M. Connelly. "DuPont is in a unique position to leverage our capabilities in optical polymers and electronics, and our company has the right mix of market access to commercialize these devices."

Photonics Technologies' technical leader, Louay Eldada, said, "With the extensive portfolio of intellectual property that DuPont has developed and acquired, along with a team of experienced people, we are bringing polymer integrated optical products to market that provide datacom, enterprise and telecommunications equipment builders with significant performance and cost advantages within a small footprint."

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