Enablence Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ENA

Enablence Technologies Inc.

August 08, 2006 16:00 ET

Jozef Straus Joins Enablence Technologies as Strategic Advisor

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 8, 2006) - Enablence Technologies Inc. ("Enablence Technologies" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:ENA) announced today that Dr. Jozef Straus has become a Strategic Advisor to the Corporation.

"Jozef Straus, the former CEO and co-Chairman of JDS Uniphase Corporation is an influential individual in the optical components industry," said Arvind Chhatbar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enablence Technologies. "Enablence Technologies is developing an optical chip for optical modems for the Fiber-to-the Home (FTTH) industry and we are thrilled that Jozef has agreed to assist Enablence Technologies as a Strategic Advisor.

"Enablence Technologies has been developing a product based on its proprietary technology that meets the performance and price points needed in the rapidly growing FTTH market," said Dr. Jozef Straus. "The technology development and the growth of Enablence Technologies is a result of hard work, dedication and ingenuity by a talented team" added Dr. Straus.

"As we continue to build the business of Enablence Technologies, Jozef's expertise in building a world class optical components company will be extremely valuable," added Mr. Chhatbar.

About Dr. Jozef Straus

Dr. Jozef Straus is the former Chief Executive Officer and co-Chairman of JDS Uniphase Corporation. JDS Uniphase Corporation was formed in July 1999 by the merger of Nepean-based JDS FITEL Inc. and Uniphase Corp., based in San Jose, California. Dr. Straus co-founded JDS FITEL in 1981 and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company since September 1993. Prior to 1981, Dr. Straus held various research and management positions related to fiber optic technology at Bell-Northern Research Ltd. and Nortel. Dr. Straus has numerous patents, publications and invited presentations to his credit. Dr. Straus was educated in the Czech Republic at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dr. Straus holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Alberta, from Touro College in New York, and the University of Ottawa, respectively. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Ottawa Hospital's Legacy Campaign.

About Enablence Technologies Inc.

Enablence Technologies products are used in optical modems that are located inside the consumer's homes (i.e. for the delivery of high speed data/voice/video). Enablence Technologies designs and manufactures optical components, in particular triplexers and diplexers, using its proprietary Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) Dispersion Bridge platform, for the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) market. These devices are filters that are embedded on a chip that are capable of processing optical signals at a low cost. Enablence Technologies is a fabless optical components company.

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Contact Information

  • Enablence Technologies Inc.
    Arvind Chhatbar
    Chief Executive Officer
    (613) 270-7859
    www.enablence.com