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NeoPhotonics Appoints Yang Chiah Yee as Senior Vice President of Global Sales
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29, 2018 – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced the appointment of Yang Chiah Yee as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales succeeding Ben Sitler, who formerly served in the same capacity.
Mr. Yee brings to NeoPhotonics over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, with 15 years in various senior sales management roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at IDEX ASA. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Atmel Corporation, as Vice President of APAC Sales at Xilinx and as President of APAC at Memec Corporation. Mr. Yee received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological Institute, National University of Singapore and is a graduate of the Stanford-NUS Executive program.
"On behalf of the Management and Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Yang Chiah to NeoPhotonics," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "Yang Chiah’s extensive experience in the semiconductor industry will directly benefit bringing our optical semiconductor device, component and module solutions to the expanding high speed market and will allow us to serve both existing and new customers within the changing commercial structure of our industry," concluded Mr. Jenks.
"I am excited to join the team at NeoPhotonics. The accelerating demand for connectivity is creating new opportunities for photonic integration with both traditional communications equipment companies and new mega-data content providers," said Yang Chiah Yee, Senior Vice President of Global Sales for NeoPhotonics. "I look forward to using my experience in the semiconductor industry to bring NeoPhotonics’ innovative optical and semiconductor solutions to both existing and new markets," concluded Mr. Yee.
NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The Company's products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.