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Gemfire Corporation

Gemfire Corporation

2471 East Bayshore Road
Suite 600
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Ph: 650-849-6800
Fx: 650-849-6900

Gemfire Corporation specializes in applying planarprocessing semiconductor-type processing technology to optical platforms, creating an innovative new family of high-performance telecom components. Our PhotonIC(*) optical circuit technology comprises a suite of materials, processing and packaging methods that enable the integration of multiple optical functions on a single planar chip device

Gemfire, an integrated-optics component company, has several PhotonIC(*) products based on three technology platforms -- lithium niobate, polymer and semiconductor lasers -- that will provide significant cost/performance advantages. These active components include a multichannel 980-nm pump source array and an ultra-low power coolerless, multichannel VOA array

Rick B. Tompane, CEO & President
Rick Tompane is an experienced entrepreneur with a variety of leadership and technical experiences. Prior to Gemfire, Rick was a founder, Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer at 3DO, a developer of advanced graphics technology for interactive entertainment systems. He was also co-founder and CEO at Mirus Corporation, a developer of digital desktop film recorders. Rick received two BS degrees, in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, as well as an MS in Mechanical Engineering, from Stanford University


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