DuPont forms photonics business

MARCH 20–WILMINGTON, Mass.–DuPont has formed DuPont Photonics Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, in this Boston suburb.

The new business is part of DuPont Ventures, an externally facing venturing group focused on emerging technologies.

Photonics Technologies will develop, manufacture and market planar integrated photonic devices for use in optical networks for the telecommunications industry. Drew Weber has been named general manager of Photonics Technologies.

“Integrated photonic devices hold great promise for the communications industry,” said Thomas Connelly, DuPont’s chief science and technology officer. “DuPont is in a unique position to leverage our capabilities in optical polymers and electronics.”

Weber has held assignments in technology, marketing and management in businesses involving optical photopolymers and electronic materials. Recently, he was global business manager of telecom and high frequency for Microcircuit Materials within DuPont Electronic Technologies.


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