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SiFotonics Adds COO, New Funding, and New Manufacturing Facility


26 February 2019

Rang-Chen Yu

SiFotonics Adds COO, New Funding, and New Manufacturing Facility

San Diego, California---SiFotonics Technologies Co., Ltd, a pioneer and global leader in silicon photonics integrated circuits, today announced that veteran technology executive Dr. Rang-Chen Yu has joined the company as the Chief Operating Officer. The company also announces that it has successfully completed a new round of investment of more than $30M and will expand manufacturing capacity with a new production facility in Nanjing, China.


“We are excited that Dr. Yu joins us as part of our executive team. He has wealth of industry experience and proven track record of turning new technologies into commercial success and turning young companies into large businesses, and we are looking forward to his leadership to grow the company to the next level” said Dr. Dong Pan, founder and CEO of SiFotonics. “With new funding and new manufacturing facility, SiFotonics is well positioned to market adoption of our leading-edge silicon photonics integrated circuit product solutions for global optical networking customers”. 


“I am impressed by Dr. Pan’s leadership and his team in turning silicon photonics technologies into industry leading product solutions” said Yu, “SiFotonics team is one of the early pioneers in development of silicon photonics for optical networking applications and has developed one of industry’s most advanced Ge on silicon capabilities with complex photonics integrated circuit platforms. With rapid increasing bandwidth for data centers networking connections and 5G wireless optical transports, SiFotonics’ core technologies will provide differentiated and compelling solutions to address these challenges. In addition, SiFotonics has also developed silicon photonics platforms with unique combination of commercial CMOS foundry and proprietary controlled Ge on Si processes and fabrication tools that enable rapid innovation with high efficiency. I am looking forward to working with SiFotonics team to accelerate product solution development for global tier 1 customers with commercial success”.


Before joining SiFotonics, Dr. Yu was Vice President and General Manager of Optoelectronic Solutions business unit of Oplink Communications LLC, a Molex company.  Prior to Oplink, Dr. Yu was Global Vice President for Source Photonics. Dr. Yu also served senior executive and management positions with Fiberxon (acquired by MRV), Agility Communications (acquired by JDSU), and SDL (acquired by JDSU). He earned his Ph. D. in Solid State Physics at University of Pennsylvania, and B. S. in Physics from Peking University. 


About SiFotonics Technologies Ltd. 

 SiFotonics  Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leading solution provider for ultra-high speed data center and 5G wireless optical networking applications with advanced silicon photonics components and integrated circuits. SiFotonics  was established in 2006, and has a research and development center in Beijing and Shanghai, and new manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China. SiFotonics web site is

SiFotonics  will be attending OFC Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, CA from March 3rd to 7th at booth # 5423. Dr. Dong Pan, SiFotonics CEO, will co-chair a panel on “PIC Foundry Commercial Access: Prospects and Challenges” on Wednesday, 8-10am, Room Number 1. Dr. Pan  will also preside at a technical session “Detectors”, on Thursday, 2-4pm.



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