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IPITEK: Integrated Photonics Technology (AKA: TACAN Corporation~IPITEK)
Profile last edited on: 6/24/2015      CAGE: 4W818      UEI: HMVLFLQ4C8H8

Business Identifier: Fiber-optic based technology for intelligent broadband networks and advanced sensor applications
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Location Information

2330 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
   (760) 438-1010
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 49
County: San Diego

Public Profile

In December 2003, IPITEK sold certain defense and aerospace assets to L-3 Communications, but has retained the rest of its Aerospace and Defense unit, as well as all other operating divisions of the company including Network Systems, Photonic Components, and Advanced Sensor Products. Formerly known as TACAN Corporation and as Ipitek, IPITEK manufactures analog and digital fiber optic data links. IPITEKĀ® works in the field of fiber-optic based technology for intelligent broadband networks and advanced sensor applications. Nearly all firm's products were designed and developed to process, communicate, transport, and retrieve information -- from its first scales, Fiber Channel and clock recovery in mid-1980s to today's powerful 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches. IPITEK helped pioneer the technology of information transport over the years, and is part of a worldwide industry that is revolutionizing the way in which enterprises, organizations and people operate and thrive. IPITEK manufactures all of its products in high technology ISO 9001 certified opto-electronics manufacturing and test facilities, utilizing strict quality processes. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, IPITEK has sales and system integration centers in the United States and Europe. Specialties include Carrier-Class Ethernet Transmission Equipment, Contribution Quality HD Video Transmission Equipment, Hybrid Fiber-Coax Transmission Equipment, All-Fiber Optical Sensors

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Key People / Management

  Richard Forber -- President

  Michael M Salour -- CEO

  Rainer K Battig

  James H Bechtel

  John C Bellamy -- Senior Vice President, Telecom & Information Services

  Steve Braun

  Robert Downey

  Celestino Gaeta

  Ron Grayson

  Jeffrey T Ives

  Ernest M Kim

  Kyung S Lee

  James Menders

  William J Moore -- Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

  Charles M Morris

  Charles B Morrison

  Sudhesh Mysore

  Arthur Nelson

  David W Olstad -- CFO & Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning

  Christoph Pfistner

  Andrew Resnick -- Vice President And Controller

  David Schaafsma

  Stephen R Schaefer

  Yongqiang Shi

  Bob Skolnick

  Michael M Solour

  Donald Thompson

  Dennis J Toms

  Mark E Tucker

  Wen Wang

  Wenshen Wang

  George Wu

  Paul H Young

  De Yu Zang

  Maryann Zounes

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