SOURCE: Santur

October 11, 2006 09:48 ET

Scott Burroughs Joins Santur as Vice President of Engineering

Santur Continues to Build Out Management Team

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reliable tunable laser products for the global telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of Scott Burroughs to Vice President of Engineering. Scott is a telecom industry veteran with over 28 years of experience in the optical components industry. He joins Santur from Optovia Corporation, where he served as the VP of Component Technologies. Prior to that, he was VP of Operations at Nortel Networks, where he provided leadership to the CoreTek division engaged in the manufacture of tunable lasers and tunable filters.

Scott started his career at AT&T, where he made many technical and business contributions to their Optical Components business. Scott was later recruited to Lasertron, where he led the development of new DFB laser designs and where he led the successful transfer of the licensed 980 nm pump technology from IBM Zurich into manufacture at Lasertron.

"We are very pleased that Scott has joined the Santur team, the number one tunable laser company in the world," said Dr. Richard Craig, CEO of Santur Corporation. "We are excited to have Scott help us build on our market leading position in delivering tunability to the telecom market."

"I am very excited about the enormous opportunities in front of Santur," said Scott. "Having previously been in the tunable laser market, it is exhilarating to be at Santur at a time when the market is rapidly accelerating and be with a company and team that has clearly become the leading tunable laser solution provider."

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

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gurinder Parhar
    V.P., Business Development
    Santur Corporation
    Phone: (510) 933 4114
    Cell : (408) 839 4490
    Fax: (510) 656-7563
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