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POET Technologies opens product design and development center in China

Announces Appointment of Dr. Jinyu Mo as Senior Vice President, Asia

January 19, 2021  by CM Staff

TORONTO — POET Technologies Inc. announced on Jan. 19 that it has opened a product design and development center in Shenzhen, China, which will be focused on the optical engine, reference designs for customer applications and new product activities.

POET also announced the appointment of Dr. Jinyu Mo as its Senior Vice President of Asia, with responsibility for managing the Company’s activities in China and Singapore. Dr. Mo is a technical and business veteran of the photonics and optoelectronics industries. She has over 22 years of experience spanning several companies, including MACOM Technology Solutions, Bookham/Oclaro, Huawei, I2R in Singapore and Nexvave Photonics Technology Co., which she founded and served as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Mo was most recently with MACOM as the Senior Director and Chief Scientist of the Lightwave business unit in Asia and site leader in Shenzhen.

POET Optoelectronics Shenzhen Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of POET, will augment the Company’s existing design, development and engineering operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Singapore. The Shenzhen operation will also support the activities of Super Photonics Xiamen Co. Ltd., the Company’s joint venture with Sanan IC, a subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.

Additional engineering staff have been hired at POET’s Shenzhen operation as the Company builds a team of experienced senior engineers and managers that are being recruited from a large pool of optical and photonics engineering talent currently working in the Shenzhen area.

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“Shenzhen is home to many global players in the photonics industry and is one of the leading locations to find talented engineers in our industry,” said Vivek Rajgarhia, POET’s President & General Manager. “Being in close proximity to potential customers enables us to respond quickly to their needs in real-time and in the same language and cultural environment, which is an absolute requirement for technology-based companies like POET. We anticipated the need for such an operation even before we considered the joint venture with Sanan IC, however having an operation in-country to support the JV at its inception is an added advantage for our future success.”

In addition to his role as President & GM of POET, Mr. Rajgarhia is the legal representative of POET in China for POET Optoelectronics Shenzhen Co. Ltd. and is scheduled to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Super Photonics Xiamen Co. Ltd.


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