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POET Technologies Names Michal Lipson Adviser: People in the News: 06/29/22

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TORONTO, June 29, 2022 — Semiconductor technology company POET Technologies appointed Michal Lipson an adviser to its board of directors. Lipson is president-elect of Optica, a MacArthur Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, founder of three startups, and an inventor whose work led to 45 U.S. patents related to photonic technologies. She serves as a Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and professor of applied physics at Columbia University. POET intends to nominate Lipson as a director at its annual general meeting Oct. 6.

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Sensor technology company Analog Devices’ board of directors appointed André Andonian as an independent director. Andonian is the CEO of Andonian Advisory Pte. Ltd., a consulting and advisory firm. Previously Andonian was senior partner, chairman of Japan, and managing partner of Korea with McKinsey and Co.

Published: June 2022
In a liquid crystal system, the director refers to the local symmetry axis around which the long range order of the liquid crystal is aligned. In the case of the nematic phase, the molecular long axis is, on the average, parallel to the director.
A semiconductor is a type of material that has electrical conductivity between that of a conductor and an insulator. In other words, semiconductors have properties that are intermediate between metals (good conductors of electricity) and insulators (poor conductors of electricity). The conductivity of a semiconductor can be controlled and modified by factors such as temperature, impurities, or an applied electric field. The most common semiconductors are crystalline solids, and they are...
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