CALIENT Technologies

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CALIENT Technologies names CFO Jag Setlur as Chief Operating Officer


Dual role will apply greater efficiency and scale to support rapid market expansion driven by Software Defined Datacenters (SDDC) 

Santa Barbara, CA, November 22, 2013 — CALIENT Technologies, Inc., the global leader for optical circuit switching technology, today announced that in addition to his current role as CFO, Jag Setlur will assume the title of Chief Operating Officer (COO), which is a new position for the company.

Setlur, with more than 20 years of experience as a finance executive, was named CFO of CALIENT earlier this year. In his dual role as CFO and COO, he will manage all financial and operational functions at CALIENT. This consolidation under one leader is expected to achieve greater efficiency and scale as the company accelerates production to meet market demand for its optical circuit switch designed for intelligent software-defined data center networks.

Setlur is accustomed to serving as both CFO and COO. Prior to joining CALIENT, he served as COO and CFO at July Systems. Setlur reports to Atiq Raza, CALIENT’s Chairman and CEO.

“We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and proven professional on the executive team,” said Raza. “I am confident in Jag’s ability to further drive CALIENT’s growth and continue to add value for our customers, partners, investors and employees.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as both CFO and COO at CALIENT as we continue to ramp production of the S320 Optical Circuit Switch,” said Setlur. “My goal is to expand operations to support further growth of the company and to strengthen our current relationships to ensure we deliver quality products at competitive price points.”

CALIENT’s technology is based on its patented deep-silicon plasma etch process that is used to make 3D MEMS mirrors. With this process, the company is able to develop products that lead the industry in performance, scalability and cost. The company designs and fabricates it systems using state-of-the-art optical MEMS equipment in its fabrication facility located at its corporate headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA.

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About CALIENT Technologies

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, CALIENT Technologies is the global leader in adaptive optical circuit switching with systems that enable dynamic optical layer optimization in next generation data centers and software defined networks. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS switches have demonstrated years of reliability, with eight years of successful continuous operation. With more than 80,000 optical terminations shipped, CALIENT has one of the largest installed bases of optical circuit switches worldwide. For more information, visit us at, on Twitter and LinkedIn or contact us at

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