PRLog - May 21, 2012 - CORK, Ireland -- Firecomms, a leading developer of fiber optic components, today announces Hsin Chia, an influential member of the fiber communications industry, has joined the company as CEO. A globally respected industry marketer, Chia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Firecomms that will enable him to drive the company’s strategic expansion in its focus markets.
Prior to joining Firecomms, Chia led the cross-functional team at GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. that developed the company’s strategic direction and operational initiatives. He also developed the Industrial Fiber Product division at Avago Technologies Inc., and drove the product development and manufacturing of cutting edge photonic products in the Optical Networking division of Agilent Inc.
“Since its foundation, Firecomms has opened new markets and developed highly innovative new products for Plastic Optical Fiber,” says Chia. “As the company’s successful development of the home networking market has been very impressive, I am immensely excited to lead this talented team as we continue to expand and build on this momentum.”
Chia’s immediate focus will be on China, where Firecomms has recently expanded its business, and in accelerating the release of innovative new products currently in the pipeline. These products will include more groundbreaking innovations like the company’s recently announced new Gigabit transceiver, a world’s first for the POF industry, for coupling into POF and large core silica fibers.
Firecomms, a supplier of high-speed optical components optimized for Plastic Optical Fiber, designs and manufactures fiber optic transceivers that drive home, industrial and automotive communication networks. The company’s revolutionary OptoLock® technology, licensed worldwide, employs an innovative connector system to simplify the installation and maintenance of fiber optic communications networks.
Firecomms is a multinational group, with facilities in Ireland, China, Japan, and the USA. Additional information about the company can be found on its web site at http://www.firecomms.com.
OptoLock is a registered trademark of Firecomms Ltd.