Yee Joins NeoPhotonics as SVP of Global Sales

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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19, 2018 — Photonic integrated circuit developer NeoPhotonics Corp. has appointed Yang Chiah Yee as senior vice president of global sales, succeeding Ben Sitler.

Yee brings more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, with 15 years in various senior sales management roles, most recently as senior vice president of worldwide sales at IDEX ASA. Prior to that, he served as vice president of worldwide sales at Atmel Corp., vice president of Asia-Pacific Sales at Xilinx, and president of Asia-Pacific Sales at Memec Corp. Yee received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Nanyang Technological Institute, National University of Singapore, and is a graduate of the Stanford-NUS Executive Program.

"On behalf of the management and board of directors, I am pleased to welcome Yang Chiah to NeoPhotonics," said Tim Jenks, chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "Yang Chiah’s extensive experience in the semiconductor industry will directly benefit bringing our optical semiconductor device, component, and module solutions to the expanding high-speed market and will allow us to serve both existing and new customers within the changing commercial structure of our industry.”

"I am excited to join the team at NeoPhotonics,” Yee said. “The accelerating demand for connectivity is creating new opportunities for photonic integration with both traditional communications equipment companies and new megadata content providers. I look forward to using my experience in the semiconductor industry to bring NeoPhotonics’ innovative optical and semiconductor solutions to both existing and new markets.”

NeoPhotonics is a designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks.

Published: April 2018
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