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NanoOpto Rounds Out Its Executive Management Team

NanoOpto Appoints Alexander R. McCann as Vice President of Manufacturing & Operations

Somerset, New Jersey. July 24, 2002. NanoOpto Corp., which is applying proprietary nano-optics and nano-manufacturing technology to design and make components for optical networking, today announced the appointment of Alexander R. McCann as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations. Mr. McCann will be responsible for the company’s Somerset, NJ, manufacturing facility and operations.

NanoOpto’s nano-fabrication facility has been operational since February 2002. We are now ramping our manufacturing to deliver optical components in high volume. It is critical that we bring on a seasoned executive with a proven track record in high volume, high quality, operations to run this critical component of our business,” stated Barry Weinbaum, President and CEO of NanoOpto. “Alex McCann has the experience to scale our manufacturing operations and ensure that our customers fully realize the benefits of our technology platform, which enables reduced design and architecture costs, and improved time to market.”

Alex McCann brings over 18 years experience in semiconductor operations to NanoOpto. Prior to joining NanoOpto, Mr. McCann was Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Anadigics, Inc., where he was responsible for bringing on line the world’s first 150mm analog GaAs wafer fabrication facility. Mr. McCann has also worked at National Semiconductor, where he held various manufacturing management roles and made important contributions to yield and cycle time improvement. Mr. McCann holds a BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MBA from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

About NanoOpto
NanoOpto Corp. is applying proprietary nano-optics and nano-manufacturing technology to design and make components for optical networking. Based on years of research, the company’s technology allows orders of magnitude more rapid prototyping, higher performance and lower overall system cost. Both on its own and with corporate partners, NanoOpto will use subwavelength techniques to produce better conventional optical components and also to create new classes of integrated components. The company’s patented nano-imprint lithography techniques form the basis for high volume manufacture at its facility in Somerset, New Jersey. The company has received financial backing from leading venture capital firms.

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