Photonic MEMS switch maker CALIENT names engineering head

April 4, 2012 — CALIENT Technologies Inc. promoted Jitender K. Miglani to vice president of engineering, reporting to Gregory Koss, chief development officer. Miglani made significant contributions to the development of CALIENT’s new S320 optical switch, demonstrating "his technical expertise and ability to lead," said Koss.

Miglani is now responsible for all new product development activities, as well as providing technical direction, guidance and support throughout product implementation. The goal is to bring photonic switches into the mainstream for high-speed networking. CALIENT enables photonic networks with its 3D micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) switches, which have shown 8 years of successful continuous operation in more than 80,000 optical terminations. In late 2011, CALIENT raised a $19.4 million round of venture financing to expand into data center and cloud computing markets and ramp its new portfolio of 3D MEMS photonic switching systems and modules.

Miglani joined CALIENT Technologies in 2010 as director of software engineering and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of software-related projects for the company’s full range of photonic switches. He has previous experience in data center connectivity at Juniper Networks; engineering and operations at 3Com’s India Development Center; and software engineering at Lucent Technologies, Bay Networks/Nortel, and Essar Telecom. Miglani holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Regional Engineering College in Kurukshetra, India.

CALIENT Technologies provides adaptive photonic switching with systems that build service providers, cloud computing, content delivery and government networks. For more information, visit http://www.calient.net.

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