SOURCE: Santur

May 14, 2008 07:00 ET

Sabeur Siala Joins Santur as Vice President of Engineering

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reliable tunable laser products for the global telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of Sabeur Siala to Vice President of Engineering. Sabeur's leadership will be an essential part of Santur's commitment to advancing new product release and operational performance to the next level.

Sabeur joins Santur with an impressive track record of highly relevant experience in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, he was Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing for Redfern Integrated Optics. Before Redfern, Sabeur played key management roles in engineering and operations with K2 Optronics (acquired by Emcore). He was with SDL (acquired by JDSU), crossing paths with Santur CTO, Bardia Pezeshki, before co-founding LuxN (acquired by Sorrento/Zhone Technology).

"I am very excited to have someone with Sabeur's depth of experience join our team during this time of rapid growth," said Paul Meissner, CEO of Santur. "His proven track record driving rapid productization of innovative technology will be critical to the success of Santur's focus on new products and operating excellence."

"Santur is about scalable technology that addresses the pain points in future communications systems," said Sabeur. "I am pleased to be part of an extraordinary team during this next phase of high growth and technology leadership."

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:
    Byron Trop
    VP, Sales and Marketing
    Santur Corporation
    Phone: (510) 933-4114
    Fax: (510) 656-7563
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