Qusion adds Emcore CEO to Board of Directors

Oct. 18, 2001
The firm has also expanded its development team in line with the beginning of a second round of financing.

Qusion Technologies (North Brunswick, NJ), a telecom component manufacturer driving monolithic integration of all optical components, announced a major expansion as it kicked of its drive to raise a second round of venture capital funding. Rueben Richards, CEO of Emcore, joined Qusion's Board of Directors. In addition, Timothy Brophy, former Director of Photonic Technology at Motorola, has joined the company as VP of product development. Nisa Khan and Niloy Dutta have both joined the firm's technology advisory board.

Qusion Technologies is a leading developer of monolithically integrated

optical components on Indium Phosphide (InP). Using the most advanced

manufacturing techniques and materials Qusion is creating integrated optical devices with tremendous precision that will reach unrivaled manufacturing yields, driving the development of the 40 Gbit/s system and beyond.

This announcement comes as Qusion inaugurates a second round of VC funding that will enable them to begin manufacturing monolithically integrated components. A first round of funding in early April raised over $9 million.

Reuben Richards has served as CEO of Emcore Corp. since 1996. Prior to that he was a principal with Hauser, Richards & Co., a firm engaged in corporate restructuring and management turnarounds. Richards serves on the boards of the University of New Mexico School of Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories External Review Panel and Board of GELcore, EMCORE's joint venture with General Electric.

Timothy Brophy joins Qusion after eight years at Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector as Director of Advanced Photonic Technology. In that capacity he was responsible for the design and development of Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers and DWDM product lines.

Nisa Khan has over 17 years of industry experience in integrated

optoelectronics and high-speed semiconductor devices in InP and GaAs from AT&T and Lucent Bell Laboratories. Khan is currently President of Trimac Networks, Inc., a high-speed fiberoptics module company located in central New Jersey.

Niloy Dutta is a professor of Physics and Associate Director of

Photonics Research at the University of Connecticut. Prior to that he was the Head of Optoelectronic Device Research at Bell Laboratories.

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