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NeoPhotonics Appoints Dr. Yanbing Li to its Board of Directors

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NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications, today announced that Dr. Yanbing Li has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Li is a global high technology executive with extensive leadership experience in general management and engineering in the United States and China. She is currently Vice President of Engineering at Google, focusing on Google Cloud.

Previously Yanbing Li was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Storage and Availability business unit at VMware where she was responsible for a portfolio of products in software-defined storage, hyper-converged infrastructure, data protection, and storage and availability services for the cloud. She led product development, engineering, and go-to-market strategies and led the business to become one of the fastest growing business for VMware and a market leader.

During her eleven-year tenure with VMware, Dr. Li held multiple executive leadership roles including general manager for vCloud Air storage, VP of Engineering for storage, VP of Central Engineering, VP of Continuing Product Development, VP of Global R&D sites and Managing Director of China R&D.

Prior to VMware Yanbing worked at Synopsys (a leading electronic design automation software maker) for nine years in various research, development and engineering leadership roles.

Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, a master of science degree from Cornell University, and a bachelor of science degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in electrical engineering and computer engineering. She is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“I am excited to join the board of NeoPhotonics, which is a recognized leader in photonic integration for coherent high speed transmission. I believe this technology is a critical enabler for the growth of cloud computing and artificial intelligence and offers exciting growth potential,” said Yanbing Li.

“We are very pleased to have Dr. Yanbing Li join our Board of Directors. Her extensive background in data center and cloud operations and deep technology experience in cloud services will provide our Board with valuable insights in the ongoing evolution of the key markets we address,” said Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics Chairman and CEO.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications. The Company’s products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit

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