Dr Waguih S Ishak, Division Vice President & Director Corning West Technology Center
Dec 06, 2012.
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Speaker Biography (Waguih S Ishak)
Dr. Waguih Ishak joined Corning in 2007 to head the newly formed Corning West Technology Center in Palo Alto, California. CWTC is part of the Corporate Research and is staffed with scientists and engineers working on novel touch and fiber optic technologies. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Ishak was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Avago Technologies, where he led the R&D efforts for new products in Consumer Electronics. From 2003 to 2005, Ishak was the Vice President and Director of the Photonics & Electronics Research Lab (PERL) at Agilent Labs responsible for the R&D programs in photonics, high-speed electronics, sensors, semiconductor tests, wireless communications and consumer electronics. Many Agilent products were based on technologies developed in PERL including the laser mouse and the 40 Gb/s parallel optical interconnect transceivers. From 1995 to 2003, Ishak was the Director of the Communications & Optics Research Laboratory (CORL), working on photonics and integrated electronics. Many products came out of the research work such as the optical mouse, the photonic switch and the parallel optical interconnects.
From 1987 to 1995, Ishak was the manager of the Photonics Technology Department, responsible for R&D programs in photonics for applications in measurements, communications and computer interconnects.
The department was responsible for generating HP's lightwave test and measurements business and VCSELs for high-speed parallel optics. From 1978 to 1987, Ishak was a Member of Technical Staff and Project Manager for bubble memories, SAW devices and MSW devices.
Ishak has authored approximately 80 journal and conference papers, and four chapters in the "Handbook of Electronic Instruments." He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was named an inventor on seven US patents. He is on the Technical Advisory Boards of USC, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Santa Clara University, NRC, and Panorama Venture Capital. He is on the National Academies Committee to write a book on "The Impact of Optics on the 21st Century Economy."
Ishak received a B.Sc. E.E. from Cairo University in 1971, a B.Sc. Math from Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 1973, and M.Sc. E.E. and Ph.D. E.E. from McMaster University, Canada, in 1975 and 1978, respectively. In 1999, Ishak completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.
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Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. We create and make keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, over 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
Our products include glass substrates for LCD flat panel televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telephone and internet communication networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.