BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Optical networking components developer Lumera Corporation, a subsidiary of
Microvision, Inc. (Nasdaq: MVIS), today announced the appointment of Thomas D. Mino as the company’s first chief executive officer.
Mino brings to Lumera more than 30 years of business experience in manufacturing, marketing, sales and general management of semiconductor and optoelectronic components. Mino most recently served as general manager of optical components supplier Agere Systems’ high-speed long haul business unit (formerly Lucent Technology Optoelectronics Unit) where he was responsible for the development and sales of products with revenues in excess of $600 million.
Prior to his tenure at Agere, Mino served as president and CEO of Synergy Semiconductor, a manufacturer of specialty high speed semiconductors, and as vice president and general manager of ATMEL Corporation, also a semiconductor manufacturing company. Mino also has significant management experience from a
variety of senior management positions at AT&T.
“Tom brings an enormous amount of product development, manufacturing and sales experience to Lumera,” said Lumera chairman Bill Owens. “We are extremely fortunate to have such a proven team leader and manager to guide the company through its next phase of development.”
Mino noted that he is particularly pleased to be joining Lumera at this time, saying, “I am very excited to lead a company that has assembled a powerful combination of proprietary and leading-edge technology, strong technical talent and partnerships with customers and collaborators.”
Lumera plans to market its unique, high performance optical components to providers of optical networking systems equipment. The company is currently developing prototype devices with commercial production scheduled to begin during 2002. Prototype devices based on materials developed by Lumera’s
research team have already achieved record-setting bandwidth (in excess of 100 GHz) and operating voltages (below one volt) in demonstrations at commercial and government research labs.
Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the developer of the patented retinal scanning display technology and a world leader in micro-miniature optical scanning technology for display and imaging applications. The company’s technology has application in a broad range of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer information products.
Additional information can be found at the company’s web site at http://www.mvis.com.
The information set forth in this release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. Certain factors that realistically could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the company’s forward-looking statements
are set forth in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.