Smart Photonics has announced Frits van Hout will be the latest member of its supervisory board. Van Hout has a storied history in Dutch high tech as, formerly, he was the VP of customer support at ASML before being appointed to its management board where he went on to serve as the Executive VP of Marketing & Sales and assumed responsibility of its EUV business. More recently, in 2018, he was appointed CSO and continued as a board member until earlier this year.
By capitalizing on Van Hout’s wealth of experience, extensive industrial knowledge and his expansive network, Smart Photonics is looking to take big strides to reach its goal of becoming the leading foundry for integrated photonics. “Smart Photonics reminds me of ASML in its early days: ambitious ideas, promising technology and people with a strong drive and a passion for their industry,” comments Van Hout. “I’m looking forward to supporting Smart Photonics with my own experiences in semiconductors, a field closely related to integrated photonics.”