Dr. Alan Sugg - President
Dr. Sugg has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of compound semiconductor devices for communications and scientific applications. He founded Vega Wave Systems, Inc. in 2001. Vega Wave designs and manufactures integrated photonic and electronic components and subsystems for optical and wireless communications applications. Prior to Vega Wave, Dr. Sugg served as Director of R&D and later as Vice President of Engineering for Sensors Unlimited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of InGaAs p-i-n photodiode arrays for telecommunications, imaging and spectroscopy products in Princeton, NJ. While at Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Sugg designed and implemented product improvements for one- and two-dimensional InGaAs p-i-n photodiode arrays that improved product performance by a factor of ten. He also provided production-engineering support for ISO 9001 certification and directed the Telcordia reliability qualification of new photodiode array products. During his time at Sensors Unlimited, Dr. Sugg also managed the engineering support for a 10X increase in production volume in one year. He also served as principal investigator for numerous Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs from a range of government agencies including NASA, the Air Force and the Navy. Dr. Sugg earned a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics from North Carolina State University. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, Dr. Sugg joined Amoco Technology Company in Naperville, IL as a Research Engineer working on high-power laser diodes. In 1994, he co-founded and was Manager of Engineering for Phoenix Photonix Inc., a start-up focusing on optoelectronic integrated circuits for communications. His technical expertise includes epitaxial crystal growth of compound semiconductors by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), and the design, fabrication and characterization of compound semiconductor devices. Dr. Sugg is a member of the IEEE and serves on the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (802.3ba).
Dr. Tony Moretti – Vice President of Engineering
Dr. Moretti received his B.S. degree in Physics from Iowa State University in 1976. He received his M.S. degree (1979) and Ph.D. (1985) in Physics from Purdue University. After graduation, Dr. Moretti joined Amoco Technology Company in Naperville, IL as a Research Scientist working on superlattice and quantum well material and their use in fabricating optoelectronic devices for use in transceiver modules up to 10 Gb/s. This included high speed hybrid externally modulated laser (EML) subassemblies utilizing optical waveguide modulators based on both the Quantum-Confined Stark Effect (QCSE) and the Franz-Keldysh effect, along with micron-precision packaging technology utilizing silicon v-groove optical benches for their assembly. In 1995, Dr. Moretti was hired by Molex Inc. to start up a business unit for high speed optical transceivers. He led this business unit, first as director, and then as vice president until its sale to Emcore Corp. While at Molex, several gigabit/s speed and higher optical transceivers were developed and successfully commercialized, including 1x9s, GBICs, and parallel optic modules for which Dr. Moretti had P&L responsibility. In late 2003 Emcore purchased the Molex development team for the LX4 10Gb/s transceiver module, which Emcore has had great success in commercializing. While at Emcore, Dr Moretti was responsible for manufacturing of the LX4 transceivers and for development of new 10Gb/s and high speed products. Dr. Moretti joined Vega Wave Systems, Inc., as Vice President of Engineering in 2008. Vega Wave Systems, Inc, a company focused on integrated photonic components and subsystems for optical and wireless communications applications. Dr. Moretti is a member of the IEEE.