Waltham, MA –July 1, 2008 – Lightstorm Networks, enabling next generation packet network services with carrier-grade Ethernet silicon, today announced that it has recently added Rick Du to its China-based operations. Du, an experienced executive with more than 10 years of semiconductor sales experience will concentrate on providing best-in-class in-country support for the Chinese market from Lightstorm’s Chinese headquarters in Shanghai. Du is joining a team of seasoned field application engineering, regional marketing, and strategic business development personnel, along with the Company’s distribution partner, Dragon Technology Distribution (HK) Limited. Under Du’s direction, the team will be heavily focused on meeting the growing needs of the Chinese market in Lightstorm’s target application areas of Packet Optical Transport, Carrier Ethernet Switching and Wireless Backhaul.
“This hire comes at the right time for the right reasons. China is a fast growing market with significant opportunities ahead,” said Malachy Rice, director of Europe and Asia sales for Lightstorm Networks. “Lightstorm has always been committed to supporting both its current design wins and its new opportunities in the pipeline. We will retain that core focus as we continue to grow our presence in China. We are committed to expanding with the customer needs in the market.”
“Lightstorm Networks understands the Chinese market,” said Sunny Lo, Marketing Director from Dragon. “In any country, particularly in one with such rapid growth drivers, a team on the ground is indispensable – it provides a strong competitive advantage. We look forward to working with the extended Lightstorm Networks team.”
In addition to his prior role with TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Du held a leadership position with Future Electronics. He graduated with an MSEE Telecommunications from Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
About Lightstorm Networks
Founded by seasoned systems, software and semiconductor executives, Lightstorm Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions enabling high-performance carrier‐grade Ethernet networks. We design, develop and supply complete semiconductor solutions as well as provide hardware and software subsystems. Lightstorm relies on the vast experience of its world‐class design team to provide top‐quality silicon products to our telecommunications partners. We have an unrivalled wealth of experience in developing networking semiconductor products that are both leading edge and first to market. Our inclusion in international standards bodies and our ability to leverage emerging technologies ensures our products can enable next-generation carrier Ethernet services. For more information please visit www.lightstormnetworks.com.