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Integra R&D names Doug Grose to Board of Directors

ALBANY, N.Y. (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – Executives from Integra R&D named Doug Grose to the Board of Directors for the company and Consultant to the product development and commercialization team.

Doug Grose

Integra R&D is a Joint Venture between Integra Optics and TiOptics focused on product research, design, manufacturing and commercialization of photonics technology and high bandwidth optical equipment for cable and internet data connectivity.

Grose recently served as the first CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, currently the world’s second-largest semiconductor foundry company. He also held senior leadership roles at IBM, Hitachi, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and what is now SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Integra Optics’ COO Jeff DeWeese said, “Doug Grose brings a wealth of expertise in semiconductor engineering, operational leadership and a remarkable track record in building and growing businesses. His leadership skills and extensive experience in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry will help us accelerate our development of transceiver and HFC technologies that our customers will be demanding of us in the future.”

In his role with Integra R&D, Grose will provide the leadership to help accelerate the company’s new line of “turbo” solutions to provide the most cost effective single wavelength 100G/400Gbps transport optics at 500m-100km distance within smaller chipsets. Integra R&D’s unique development of this technology will eliminate the costly parallel optics in multiple-transceiver solution and extreme component requirements by the coherent method. 

Doug Grose added, “Integra Optics and Integra R&D enjoy an excellent reputation in the industry, for their engineering, product quality and customer relationships. Both companies have exceptional technologies, leading positions in key growth markets throughout the Americas and a promising product roadmap. I look forward to leading Integra R&D into a new era and to working with a fascinating and future-oriented management team.”

About Integra R&D

Integra R&D is a Joint Venture with Integra Optics focused on research, design and commercialization company for the telecommunications and cable industries. The company is developing next generation high bandwidth transceiver and HFC equipment compatible with all network platforms. Applications include use in headend optical transceivers, optical nodes, return path transceivers, and other communication equipment. Integra R&D is located in San Diego, CA with sales offices in Albany, NY.

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Integra Optics announces joint venture with TiOptics

CK Sun, PhD will lead product development for Integra Optics’ new R&D business unit

ALBANY, N.Y. (Monday, March 7, 2016) – Executives from Integra Optics announced today the formation of a joint venture with TiOptics, Inc., a fiber optic technology research and product development company located in San Diego, California. The new business unit will be formally called Integra R&D.

Integra Optics, currently headquartered in Albany, NY with a satellite manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is an independent provider of compatible optics equipment for the cable and telecommunication industries in the Americas. TiOptics was formally known as Titan Photonics. The JV agreement transferred ownership of all intellectual property (IP) to Integra Optics who will also be solely responsible for the sales of commercially available products.

The JV with TI Optics strengthens Integra Optics’ product roadmap and repositions the company as an independent manufacturer of optics technologies: from market research, product R&D, manufacturing, sales and logistics for distribution throughout the world. TiOptics specialized in photonics technology and high bandwidth optical equipment for cable and internet data connectivity.

The JV also complements Integra Optics’ current offerings by adding a compelling portfolio of HFC products and research & development – key priorities for Integra Optics and their customers. Integra R&D will be an important business unit for Integra Optics, and will also cement the company’s presence on the west coast.

CK Sun, PhD will play an integral role in the company’s development of IP. Dr. Sun has over 20 years of experience in RF optical equipment design. He holds 13 patents in the field of RF photonics technology, and has published 49 professional works. Sun is best known as the inventor of the 1310 transmitter using coaxial lasers, resulting in a transmitter drawing less power at a lower cost to operate. This led to his company being acquired by Cisco in 2007.

“The joint venture with TiOptics’ intellectual property, R&D capabilities and talent – combined with our expertise in optical transceivers – allows us to offer our customers a vast assortment of high performance equipment as well as end to end service from developing customized solutions to providing on-site support,” says Integra Optics CEO David Prescott.

CK Sun, PhD commented on the R&D roadmap, “Our work in the coming months will be on the design and production of technologies that our customers will demand in the coming years. Specifically, we are focused on “turbo” solutions to provide the most cost effective single wavelength 100G/400Gbps transport optics at 500m-100km distance within smaller chipsets. Our unique development of this technology eliminates the costly parallel optics in multiple-transceiver solution and extreme component requirements by the coherent method. This, combined with Integra Optics’ ability to manufacture and deploy these new products will enable the company to drastically reset the market price for this technology.”

About Integra Optics

Integra Optics is the nation’s fastest-growing fiber optic companies that specializes in developing customized fiber optic components, according to the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Integra Optics has earned national recognition for its high-performance optical equipment that is compatible with all network platforms. The company is also known for their custom-engineered networking solutions, rapid delivery time, and white-glove customer service. Integra Optics was voted a 2014 & 2015 Top Workplace in New York State’s Capital Region, and as a veteran-owned business, is also the home of the Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots program in upstate New York. For more information visit IntegraOptics.com.

About TiOptics, Inc.

TiOptics, Inc. specializes in the research and development of high bandwidth optical technology for cable and internet data connectivity. TiOptics’ product roadmap includes headend transmitters, network splitters, return path transceivers, amplifiers, optical nodes and other communication equipment. The company is located in San Diego, California.

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