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People in the News: 06/30/21

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DUBLIN, Calif. — Active lidar system provider AEye appointed Hod Finkelstein chief R&D officer. Finkelstein previously served as CTO of Sense Photonics, where he led the company’s development of lidar technology. He began his career at Intel designing early Pentium chips, and he later led efforts in semiconductor technology at Mellanox Technologies. Finkelstein has also worked as director of technology development at Illumina, and he served as CTO for TruTag Technologies.
 Hod Finkelstein. Courtesy of Business Wire.
Hod Finkelstein. Courtesy of Business Wire.

DRESDEN, Germany — Fraunhofer FEP named Elizabeth von Hauff head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP). Additionally, von Hauff was appointed to the Technical University of Dresden as chair for coating technologies for electronics. Von Hauff serves as an associate professor of physics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She was named professor by special appointment of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Energy Conversion at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on novel technologies for electronics, energy technology, and sensor technology.
Elizabeth von Hauff. Courtesy of Kirsten van Santen.
Elizabeth von Hauff. Courtesy of Kirsten van Santen.

SEATTLE — Machine vision and meta-optics company Tunoptix appointed technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist George Lauro to its board of directors. Lauro has been a board member of more than a dozen semiconductor/MEMS sector companies.

HAYWARD, Calif. — Superresolution microscopy pioneer Eikon Therapeutics named Alfred Bowie CFO. Bowie previously served as vice president of corporate and business development at Veracyte. Before joining Veracyte, he served as senior director of corporate development and strategy at Foundation Medicine, a subsidiary of Roche. He previously held positions at Tecan Group and Danaher Corp.
Alfred Bowie. Courtesy of Business Wire.
Alfred Bowie. Courtesy of Business Wire.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Semiconductor technology company Ayar Labs expanded its executive team with the addition of Rory McInerney as executive adviser and Terry Thorn as vice president of business development. McInerney previously served as corporate vice president of Intel, where he worked for 29 years. Thorn, who spent 24 years at Intel, previously served as GM of global accounts in Intel’s Cloud & Enterprise Sales Group.

Photonics.com
Jun 2021
GLOSSARY
lidar
An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
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