Princeton Lightwave Adds to Management Team

Jan. 12, 2004
Cranbury, NJ, January 12, 2004. Princeton Lightwave has appointed three senior executives in R&D and Operations. Alka Swanson is Executive VP of Sales, Marketing & Business Development. Sabbir Rangwala is VP of Products and Operations, and Mark Itzler joined as Chief Technical Officer.

Cranbury, NJ, January 12, 2004. Princeton Lightwave has appointed three senior executives in R&D and Operations. Alka Swanson is Executive VP of Sales, Marketing & Business Development. Sabbir Rangwala is VP of Products and Operations, and Mark Itzler joined as Chief Technical Officer.

Swanson was, like the other new executives at the EPITAXX division of JDS Uniphase. There, she was the General Manager and she ran a high volume operations dedicated to detectors and receiver modules for telecommunications. At PLI she is responsible for the overall business strategy and ties together business and operational activities. She has a Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University.

Rangwala has previously managed packaging operations for active devices (lasers, detectors, etc.). At PLI, he will manage all facets of product realization and operations. HE has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Itzler has managed the development of multiple advanced optical devices, including a 10 Gb Avalanche Photodiode, a 40 Gb PIN diode. He has managed a large-scale InP foundry facility and has been responsible for technology evaluation for active optical devices. At PLI, Mark will focus on the management of semiconductor device design and of foundry services. Mark has a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Pennsylvania.

"We have brought together a very experienced team," says Yves Dzialowski, CEO of Princeton Lightwave. "We have worked together in a small company and grew it to a very large scale business based on commitment to offer the best performance to our customers.

Similarly, we have at PLI an outstanding set of technological resources in high power lasers, in detectors and in module and sub-system integration. This will allow us to address new applications for optical systems in telecom and other fields like instrumentation and defense."

Headquartered in Cranbury, NJ, Princeton Lightwave provides semiconductor lasers and detectors for optical communications, instrumentation and defense applications. PLI's product capability is based upon GaAS and InP optical chip design, packaging and integration technology. Its multi-disciplinary team designs and delivers high power pump modules, single and multi-mode light sources, and high performance detectors.

For more information visit www.princetonlightwave.com .

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