Fabrinet Names Dr. Hong Hou as Chief Technical Officer


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Fabrinet, a leading provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, today announced that Dr. Hong Q. Hou has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, effective today.

Dr. Hou brings to Fabrinet extensive technical and executive-level experience in the semiconductor and fiber-optic communication industries. In 1998 he co-founded EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR)'s photovoltaic division and led the commercialization of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cell technology for space power applications. From March 2008 to January 2015, he served as EMCORE's president, CEO and a director. From January 2015 to June 2015 he served as a venture partner at ARCH Venture partners, and from June 2015 to January 2016 he served as Chief Operating Officer of AXT, Inc.

Dr. Hou holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego, and he has completed executive management courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Early in his career he conducted research at the AT&T Bell Laboratories and the Sandia National Laboratories. He holds eight U.S. patents and has published more than 200 technical articles.

Tom Mitchell, CEO of Fabrinet, noted that "Hong brings vast technical and executive level experience to Fabrinet at a time when the fiber optics industry is poised for growth greater than ever in its history. I am pleased by this addition to our management team so, as our business grows, we can continue to provide our customers with the expertise, and the quality and level of service they expect and deserve."

About Fabrinet

Fabrinet is a leading provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical, and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, such as optical communication components, modules and subsystems, industrial lasers and sensors. Fabrinet offers a broad range of advanced optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the entire manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, advanced packaging, integration, final assembly and test. Fabrinet focuses on production of high complexity products in any mix and volume. Fabrinet maintains engineering and manufacturing resources and facilities in Thailand, the United States of America, and the People's Republic of China.

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