September 22, 2008

Kotura Appoints Dr. Gerald Fine to Board of Directors

Kotura, Inc., a leading provider of Silicon Photonic products, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Gerald J Fine, President and CEO of SCHOTT North America, Inc., to its Board of Directors.

"Kotura's strategy of using silicon photonics for optical interconnects will enable more efficient transceiver designs, allowing network centers around the world to reduce their power consumption and save energy," Dr. Fine said. "I am delighted to participate in the company as a member of the Board."

"Gerry's experience and leadership brings a new dimension to our Board," added Jean-Louis Malinge, President and CEO of Kotura. "We are proud to welcome him as a member of our team."

Dr. Fine is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of SCHOTT North America, Inc. and has previously held various technical and management positions at Corning. He received a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Fine has been awarded nine U.S. patents and is the author of numerous articles in both technical and trade journals.

About Kotura, Inc.

Kotura, Inc., a worldwide leader in Silicon Photonics, designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of application-specific silicon photonics products for the communications, computing, sensing, and detection markets. The company achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification in April 2008 and has been in mass production of silicon photonics components for more than three years. Kotura is an active participant in the IEEE 802.3ba 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) and the Silicon Photonics Alliance, the first formal Community of Interest with the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA). For more information, please visit the company's web site at