– CANADA, Toronto – POET Technologies Inc. (OTC: POETF | TSX: PTK), a designer, developer, and manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, including light sources, passive waveguides, and Photonic Integrated Circuits for the data communication and telecom markets, today announced the appointment of Glen Riley to the Board of Directors.
“Glen is an excellent addition to POET’s board, bringing extensive executive experience from leading semiconductor and optoelectronics companies,” said Executive Chairman and CEO, Dr. Suresh Venkatesan. “He has highly relevant experience in the development and advancement of market-leading solutions, in particular his past work with new technology solutions that helped to increase the capacity of existing fiber optic networks for less than half the cost of traditional solutions. We are pleased to welcome him to the Board and look forward to Glen’s contribution of valuable experience and insight as we continue to advance toward commercialization of the POET Optical Interposer platform.”
About Glen Riley
Riley’s extensive and relevant experience includes more than 30 years in leadership roles spanning both the semiconductor and optoelectronics industries. He most recently served as General Manager of the Filter Solutions Business Unit at Qorvo, where he was responsible for developing highly integrated RF modules used in flagship smartphones. Before the merger of RFMD and TriQuint that formed Qorvo, he held multiple leadership roles at TriQuint, including Managing Director of international headquarters in Singapore, General Manager of the GaAs foundry business, and General Manager of Optoelectronics. Riley was previously the CEO of Opticalis, an early stage optoelectronics company focused on the development of high-density wavelength division multiplexing products. He also held prior roles as VP and General Manager of the Optoelectronic business at Agere Systems, and President of Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing at Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group.
Riley currently serves as a member of the advisory board at Resonant, a publicly-traded company that designs and develops advanced acoustic filters for 5G RF solutions. He graduated as valedictorian with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Maine and completed The General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.
About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer a novel platform that allows the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET’s Optical Interposer eliminates costly components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods employed in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, PA, and Singapore.
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