– USA, MA – Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that Vincent Roche joined its Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2016.
Mr. Roche is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications. Mr. Roche began his career at Analog Devices in 1988 and has been part of its senior management team since 2001. Mr. Roche earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland.
“I would like to welcome Vince to the Acacia Board,” stated Eric Swanson, Chairman of Acacia’s Board of Directors. “The addition of Vince further enhances our Board’s ability to guide Acacia’s strategic initiatives through his vast industry and leadership expertise.”
“Vince brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, which further enhances the public company leadership capability of our Board and its ability to guide Acacia in driving silicon-based technologies into optical networking,” stated Raj Shanmugaraj, Acacia’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I welcome Vince to our Board and we are looking forward to working closely with him as Acacia continues to expand its customer base and market penetration in the high-speed networking market.”
About Acacia Communications
Acacia Communications develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform communications networks through improvements in performance, capacity and cost. By converting optical interconnect technology to a silicon-based technology, a process Acacia refers to as the “siliconization of optical interconnect,” Acacia is able to offer products that meet the needs of cloud and service provider customers in a simple, open, high-performance form factor that can be easily integrated in a cost-effective manner with existing network equipment.
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