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February 19, 2013 10:00 ET

Kotura Elects Semiconductor Veteran Brian Wong to Board of Directors

President and CEO of Enevate Rounds-Out Board for Silicon Photonics Company

MONTEREY PARK, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. today announced that semiconductor veteran Brian Wong was elected to its board of directors at the company's recent board meeting. Currently the president and CEO of Enevate Corporation, a leading rechargeable energy storage technology company, Wong brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the table.

"We are thrilled to welcome an executive of Brian's caliber to the board," said Chairman Dr. Andrew Rickman, OBE. "Brian is highly regarded with a proven track record of growing companies, and his in-depth understanding of the semiconductor business and deep connections in the industry make him a highly-valued addition to Kotura."

"I'm pleased to join Kotura as the company caps off yet another year of tremendous growth," said Wong. "I look forward to working with Chairman Rickman, CEO Jean-Louis Malinge and the other members of the board during this exciting time in the silicon photonics industry."

Prior to joining Enevate in 2010, Wong was president and CEO of D2Audio, a developer of digital audio chip and software products for the consumer electronics segment. Before D2Audio, Wong served as CEO and other executive positions during his tenure with Primarion, Inc., an optical datacom and digital power management company that was acquired by Infineon. Previous positions include a 17-year career at TRW, where he was a senior manager responsible for the development, manufacturing and marketing of high performance data converters and digital transceivers -- as well as an engineer at Xerox's Microelectronics Center, where he developed MOS digital circuits. Wong has co-authored many textbooks and papers on semiconductor technology and data converters. He holds a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

As a leader in silicon photonics, Kotura devices have reliably logged more than one billion channel hours of operation. The company has 130 issued and applied patents. For more about Kotura, please visit www.kotura.com.

About Kotura, Inc.
Kotura, Inc. is an established innovator in silicon photonics. Founded in 2004, Kotura's singular focus is on the application of silicon photonics to solve unique communications problems through a technology platform that adheres to four key attributes: small footprint, power efficiency, high performance and affordability. Kotura has earned a track record of reliability and credibility through business processes that center on operational excellence. The company's low-power, 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Optical Engine is designed to support the interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and high performance computers. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Kotura is headquartered in Monterey Park, Calif. with an office in Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit www.kotura.com or follow the company on Facebook.

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