Marconi debuts photonics branch

Sun, 03/18/2001 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Marconi Optical Components launches today with the release of a line of photonic components for next-generation, high-performance optical networks. With the debut of the new business unit, Marconi aims to blend the pace and energy of a start-up with the credibility and R&D leadership of an established player, Marconi President and CEO David Parker said in a prepared statement.

The new company has 300 engineers and scientists dedicated to optical technology and another 1,000 workers poised to jump in as the business grows, Marconi reports.

Marconi plc is a global communications and IT company, with R&D facilities in 19 countries, and manufacturing operations in 16.


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