25 March 2010


Infinera photonic integration circuit developer Kish named OSA fellow

At this week’s OFC/NFOEC 2010 conference and exhibition in San Diego, Dr Fred Kish, senior VP of the Optical Integrated Components Group of Infinera of Sunnyvale, CA, USA was named a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), becoming the fourth Infinera team member to receive this honor. 

According to the OSA, Kish is elected a fellow for his contributions to the development and commercialization of the first practical (commercial) monolithic large-scale InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and to the development and commercialization of high-efficiency transparent-substrate AlGaInP LEDs.

Kish joined Infinera in 2001 to lead the development and commercialization of the first large-scale commercial PICs. Last year, the Infinera optical integrated components effort, managed by a team led by Kish, produced PICs accounting for more than 40% of all the long-haul optical transmission capacity shipped worldwide, according to analyst reports.  

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