ThreeFive Photonics board gains former JDSU executive

28 August 2002 -- Netherlands-based integrated optoelectronic chip developer ThreeFive Photonics says that Wim Nijman has joined its board as a non-executive director.

28 August 2002 -- ThreeFive Photonics -- founded in early 2001 in Houten, The Netherlands as a fabless developer of indium phosphide-based monolithically integrated optoelectronic chips -- says that Wim Nijman has joined its board as a non-executive director.

CEO Wouter Deelman says that Nijman has "extensive first-hand knowledge about the process of turning innovative technologies into mature products".

Nijman has over 30 years of experience in optoelectronics, including as vice president and general manager of Uniphase Netherlands and corporate vice president and chief technology officer Europe at JDS Uniphase (before leaving in July), and is recipient of the IEEE/LEOS 2001 Aron Kressel Award.

Previously, Nijman was co-founder in 1991 of the Philips Optoelectronics business unit, of which he was general manager till 1998. Prior to that he had been involved for two years in international R&D coordination and had been department head of the semiconductor laser technology research. Nijman joined Philips Research Eindhoven in 1971, after graduating in Physics from Delft University of Technology.

ThreeFive Photonics is targeting the integration of entire subsystems on a single chip. Its first product, the Argo, is an optoelectronically integrated four-channel multiwavelength receiver that provides over 80% space saving compared to its equivalent in discrete components.

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