Santur Corporation

January 10, 2007 16:45 ET

Industry Veteran Paul Meissner Joins Santur as CEO

Santur Continues to Build Out Management Team

FREMONT, CA--(CCNMatthews - January 10, 2007) - Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reliable tunable laser products for the global telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of Paul Meissner as CEO. Paul is an industry veteran with over 18 years of leadership experience in optics and semiconductors. He joins Santur from Coherent, where he most recently served as the EVP of Global Business Operations. Prior to that, Paul held several executive management and technology leadership positions at KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials. In addition, he advises entrepreneurs through the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University, and through the Digital Visions Program at Stanford University. Paul holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in materials science and engineering, and he obtained both his masters and doctorate degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University.

"We are very pleased that Paul has joined the outstanding Santur management team," said Mr. Pierre Lamond, partner at Sequoia Capital and director of Santur. "Paul's proven track record and his vision to extend our leadership as the world's leading tunable laser company will be critical to delivering tunability to the telecom market."

"I see enormous growth opportunities for Santur," said Paul. "It is exhilarating to be at Santur at a time when the market is rapidly accelerating, and Santur is poised to deliver the next level of growth and performance."

About Santur Corporation

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Santur Corporation is the world's leading vertically integrated manufacturer of high-performance tunable lasers for metro and long-haul WDM systems. The company's patented DFB-array technology enables the fabrication of broadly tunable sources at the same high performance as fixed wavelength sources. Santur's products have set a new standard in the industry with their unique combination of high power achieved without the use of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), wide tunability with no possibility of mode hops, stability in harsh environments, Telcordia GR-468 reliability and value. For more information, visit, call 1-(866)-TUNABLE, or e-mail

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