Shallow-junction photonics company SiOnyx has tapped over 20 years of technology management experience with its addition of Jeannine Sargent to its board of directors. A surprise departure from her two-year tenure at the helm of Oerlikon Solar in November 2009 was followed by her current role at Crosslink Capital, where she is involved in the company’s Energy and Core Technology/Semiconductor Practice.
Sargent’s role at SiOnyx will be a supportive one, as the company looks to advance its ‘Black Silicon’ technology platform, a laser processing technique that is said to dramatically enhance the electro-optical performance of photonic devices.
Former roles for Sargent include executive roles in Veeco, Voyan Technology, Gasonics International and Tencor Instruments (now KLA-Tencor).
“I’m extremely impressed with results demonstrated to date incorporating SiOnyx’s shallow junction photonics technology; and believe the application of this technology in the solar and image processing industries could be a game changer,” said Sargent. “I look forward to working with the team at SiOnyx to bring this innovative and value creating technology to full commercialization.”