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Perkins will commence his position as an advisor in January 2012. The office of the CTO will be assumed by Dave Welch, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. A co-founder and current member of the Board of Directors, Welch was co-CTO for the four years after the company was founded.


“Helping to build Infinera, our world-class team, our revolutionary technologies and products, and much of the optical network underlying the Internet over the past eleven years has been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” said Perkins. “Infinera is well positioned for the next stage of their growth with continued investment in the DTN and the upcoming release of the DTN-X platform.”


Infinera specialises in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC).


Infinera’s systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure.


Avantes opens new office in United Kingdom


Avantes, an innovator in the field of fibre optic spectroscopy, announces the start of Avantes (UK)Ltd


This new United Kingdom subsidiary is based in Leatherhead, Surrey. Operations commence in January 2012 and will be headed by Keith James, Managing Director.


The Avantes Group has recently moved to their new World Headquarters in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The group is a key manufacturer of Photonics and Optical instrumentation, providing ‘Solutions in spectroscopy’. Avantes has established subsidiaries in the USA and China and is supported worldwide by a network of qualified distributors.


Avantes develops and manufactures products in the field of spectroscopy, such as spectrometers, light sources, software, fibre optic cables and probes, accessories and fibre optic sensor systems. With over 15 years of experience in solutions is spectroscopy, Avantes continues to produce innovative applications in diverse fields including industrial, chemical, petrochemical, gemology, biomedical, semiconductor, and food processing technology.


Unison to advance steep ultra-shallow junction technology


The Dainippon Screen and Sematech partnership combines individual strengths to develop sub 14 nm semiconductor manufacturing using high mobility materials


Dainippon Screen Manufacturing has entered into a partnership to accelerate development and commercialisation of advanced semiconductor doping technology with Sematech, a global consortium of the world’s leading chip manufacturers.


Screen and Sematech will collaborate on techniques for monolayer doping and activation methods that are compatible with ultra-shallow junctions for planar and non-planar device technologies (e.g., FinFETs, nanowires, memories) in silicon and non-silicon high mobility materials.


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