Company Continues Investment to Expand its Product Portfolio for 5G Networks, Datacenters, AR/VR and 3D
LiDAR-based Sensing Applications
EDMONTON, Alberta – July 6, 2021 – Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation (“PMC”), a global leader in optic
MEMS solutions, today announced three new additions to its executive management team to support the
continued growth of the business.
David Somo was appointed president and CEO, effective June 22, 2021. David joins from ON Semiconductor
where he served as senior vice president of strategy, marketing and systems engineering during the past eleven
years. Joe Huising was named vice president of finance and brings more than 20 years of senior management
experience leading public and private finance and accounting teams. Subramaniam (Hari) Hariharan was named
vice president of manufacturing and operations. Hari’s career spans more than 38 years with significant
experience across manufacturing, supply chain and quality control in the semiconductor and broader EMS
These new additions augment PMC’s existing leadership team that includes Dr. Tiansheng Zhou, PMC’s founder,
CTO and member of its board of directors, who will continue in his role as chief technologist with a focus on
strategy and new product development, and Lawrence Lam, who will remain the vice president of engineering.
“I’m excited to welcome my new colleagues and look forward to working together to build the company, and
realizing the vision I had when founding PMC,” said Dr. Zhou.
“Following the strategic investment by ACE Equity Partners and BDC Capital in PMC during 2020, we continue to
invest in the business to enhance our product portfolio, manufacturing and operational capabilities with
expanded products and services to better serve our customers. I’m pleased to welcome the new members of
our executive management team,” said Michael Prahl, chairman of the board of directors. “The focus of these
additions was to bring in experienced leaders who understand the megatrends underway within our industry
and can develop and execute a strategic plan to accelerate revenue growth, and deliver on the company’s
significant potential for its customers, partners, employees and shareholders.”
“With its leadership position in complex optic MEMS solutions, PMC is strongly positioned to capture highgrowth opportunities created by industry megatrends in 5G networks, datacenters, AR/VR and 3D LiDAR-based
sensing applications,” Somo said. “PMC has developed a differentiated product portfolio that uniquely solves
the most demanding systems challenges for our customers and partners. I’m passionate about enabling
customer success and excited to work with Dr. Zhou and the team to build on the company’s foundation to
provide superior systems solutions in our focus markets while accelerating growth.”
During his tenure at ON Semiconductor, David led the development of the company’s strategic plan and
corporate ventures, consisting of more than ten acquisitions including Fairchild Semiconductor, Aptina Imaging,
SensL and Quantenna Communications. He further led business development and ecosystem partnerships,
marketing and communications, and the global systems engineering organization. Prior to ON Semiconductor, David held executive roles leading worldwide sales, marketing and applications engineering with Celerity, Inc., MEMC Electronic Materials and AMD.
Joe’s experience as a CFO has been to build robust processes, systems and teams during periods of high growth, including recent roles as the director of finance of KBL Environmental where he was responsible for all aspects of the finance function, and over 7 years as the Chief Financial Officer of Tier 1 Energy Solutions that grew from a start-up organization to over 200 employees during his tenure at the company.
Hari’s extensive manufacturing and operations career globally includes managing site operations in ST Microelectronics in Asia and North America, as well as leading global operations, quality and supply chain in Gennum Corporation and eSilicon Corporation. More recently, Hari was the Vice President of global operational excellence, technology innovation and quality in Celestica Inc.
About Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation
Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation (“PMC”) is a global leader in optic MEMS solutions addressing high-speed optical communications, data networking and 3D sensing applications. The company offers unique solutions that help design engineers solve complex problems for 5G networks, datacenters, AR/VR, and automotive and industrial LiDAR systems. For more information, visit www.preciseley.com.
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Taken from the Fraunhofer ENAS site:
Saxony-based EDC Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) and Canadian firm Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation have been working together in a collaboration fund since April 2015.
The objective of the joint project is to develop a micro-opto-electro-mechanical system (MOEMS) for optical coherence tomography (OCT). The solution should enable high-resolution, in vivo OCT diagnostics. The only way to increase the precision of the OCT procedure while also achieving the objective of miniaturisation is by using integrated piezoelectric sensors and an application-specific integrated control circuit. This makes it possible to integrate high-precision coherence tomography in an endoscope and obtain non-invasive, three-dimensional images of tissue structures.
OCT is a medical imaging procedure used for three-dimensional, in vivo diagnostics in a variety of medical fields, such as ophthalmology. Non-invasive OCT exams can be used to determine the condition of the retina and to detect any potential disorders or diseases. OCT allows doctors to obtain three-dimensional images of tissue structures. The advantages compared to competing procedures are the high resolution and the high level of penetration into the tissue. In contrast to sonography, which is based on an acoustic procedure, OCT is based on optical interferometry (distance measurement).
The three partners in this joint effort are combining their expertise to develop such a system for optical coherence tomography. As part of the project, the Canadian firm Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation is developing an MOEMS that can be used to scan the tissue layers that need to be examined. The Fraunhofer ENAS is integrating a piezoelectric sensor in the MOEMS to increase the accuracy of the system. EDC Electronic Design Chemnitz GmbH is developing an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for the evaluation and control of these symbiotic sensor-actuator systems.
Preciseley Microtechnology is pleased to announce the availability a MEMS optical shutter with wide ranging application to optical modulation, beam blanking, and reflective switching applications.
The metalized all-silicon design is compact, measuring 1.6 x 1.9 x 0.3 mm, and small enough for integration directly into confined spaces such as a TO can or optical fiber connector.
Blocker movement is proportionately controlled by an externally applied ultra-low current DC voltage signal. Extremely low power electrostatic (non-thermal) operation results in there being virtually no heating by the MEMS device, making it safe for close proximity to temperature sensitive devices.
Unlike reflective solutions, the MEMS optical shutter presents a clear optical path in open mode, neither lengthening nor degrading that pathway. In the closed position the blocker moves into the beam path, reflecting it to an absorption surface or alternate optical path. The blocker is available in a range of size and displacement configurations with reflective gold or aluminum coatings and is extensively customizable to meet customer requirements.
Preciseley MEMS optical shutters are available in low volume with flexible specification for customer integration.
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Preciseley MEMS shutters enables a highly miniaturized low power atomic clock produced by Sandia National Laboratories Low-power miniature 171Yb ion clock using an ultra-small vacuum package. Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 253518 (2012)
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