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LioniX Appoints Ronald Dekker CTO

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ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands, Jan. 22, 2024 — LioniX International, a designer and manufacturer of silicon nitride PICs, has appointed Ronald Dekker CTO. Dekker previously led the company’s Module and Assembly group, following the 2016 merger of LioniX BV, XiO Photonics BV, and SatraX BV. He previously served as CTO of XiO Photonics.
Ronald Dekker. Courtesy of Lionix International.
Ronald Dekker. Courtesy of LioniX International.
Dekker succeeds founding CTO René Heideman, who now serves as a strategic business developer for the company. Dekker’s previous experience also includes a stint as senior researcher at the University of Twente, working in integrated optics.


Published: January 2024
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A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) is a compact and integrated device that incorporates multiple photonic components and functions on a single chip, similar to the way electronic integrated circuits (ICs) integrate various electronic components. The goal of a photonic integrated circuit is to manipulate and control light signals for applications in optical communication, sensing, signal processing, and other photonic technologies. Key points about photonic integrated circuits: Integration...
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