SiFotonics Adds COO, New Funding, and New Manufacturing Facility

San Diego, California---SiFotonics Technologies Co., Ltd, apioneer and global leader in silicon photonics integrated circuits, today announcedthat veteran technology executive Dr. Rang-Chen Yu has joined the company as theChief Operating Officer. The company also announces that it has successfullycompleted a new round of investment of more than $30M and will expandmanufacturing capacity with a new production facility in Nanjing, China.

“We are excited that Dr. Yu joins us as part of our executiveteam. He has wealth of industry experience and proven track record of turningnew technologies into commercial success and turning young companies into largebusinesses, and we are looking forward to his leadership to grow the company tothe next level” said Dr. Dong Pan, founder and CEO of SiFotonics. “With newfunding and new manufacturing facility, SiFotonics is well positioned to marketadoption of our leading-edge silicon photonics integrated circuit productsolutions for global optical networking customers”.

“I am impressed by Dr. Pan’s leadership and his team in turningsilicon photonics technologies into industry leading product solutions” said Yu,“SiFotonics team is one of the early pioneers in development of siliconphotonics for optical networking applications and has developed one of industry’smost advanced Ge on silicon capabilities with complex photonics integratedcircuit platforms. With rapid increasing bandwidth for data centers networkingconnections and 5G wireless optical transports, SiFotonics’ core technologies willprovide differentiated and compelling solutions to address these challenges. Inaddition, SiFotonics has also developed silicon photonics platforms with uniquecombination of commercial CMOS foundry and proprietary controlled Ge on Siprocesses and fabrication tools that enable rapid innovation with highefficiency. I am looking forward to working with SiFotonics team to accelerateproduct solution development for global tier 1 customers with commercialsuccess”.

Before joining SiFotonics, Dr. Yu was Vice President and GeneralManager of Optoelectronic Solutions business unit of Oplink Communications LLC,a Molex company.  Prior to Oplink, Dr. Yu was Global Vice President forSource Photonics. Dr. Yu also served senior executive and management positionswith Fiberxon (acquired by MRV), Agility Communications (acquired by JDSU), andSDL (acquired by JDSU). He earned his Ph. D. in Solid State Physics atUniversity of Pennsylvania, and B. S. in Physics from Peking University.  

About SiFotonics Technologies Ltd.

SiFotonics  TechnologiesCo., Ltd. is a leading solution provider for ultra-highspeed data center and 5G wireless optical networking applications with advancedsilicon photonics components and integrated circuits. SiFotonics  wasestablished in 2006, and has a research and development center in Beijing andShanghai, and new manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China. SiFotonics web siteis

SiFotonics will be attending OFC Conference and Exhibitionin San Diego, CA from March 3rd to 7th at booth # 5423. Dr. DongPan, SiFotonics CEO, will co-chair a panel on "PIC Foundry Commercial Access: Prospects and Challenges" on Wednesday, 8-10am, Room Number 1. Dr. Pan  will also preside at a technical session "Detectors", on Thursday, 2-4pm.