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July 23, 2007

CrossFiber Optical Switching on at Maui
Research Technology Park

Kihei, Maui, HI --   CrossFiber, Inc, a venture-backed private company incubated by Trex Enterprises Corporation, is developing control systems for the Company’s optical switch for fiber optic networks at the Maui Research & Technology Park.  CrossFiber is an advanced photonics company which announced the industry’s first MxN optical switch modules at $50 per optical port, a fraction of the cost of optical switches being offered by any other manufacturer.  CrossFiber’s breakthrough optical switches are based on proprietary 3D MEMS technology (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and allow optical switching of up to 128 fibers. Research and engineering at the Maui facility is directed toward the precision control of MEMS chips.

“Trex Enterprises established a presence in Maui in the early 1990s then expanded at the Park opening a Trex office in 1998.  We are pleased to welcome Trex’s newest venture, CrossFiber,” said Jeanne Skog, President and CEO of Maui Economic Development Board.  “Trex has been an active community partner in the education and workforce development of MEDB’s Women in Technology program, opening significant career opportunities for our kama’aina.”

“We understand our customers’ needs and have worked diligently to create a product that provides a groundbreaking solution to a hard problem at the right price,” explained Hus Tigli, President and CEO of CrossFiber.  “We are pleased with our expansion to Maui and the opportunity to contribute innovative solutions and introduce our products to Hawaii and the Pacific region. We are also grateful for the opportunity to be established at the Maui Research Technology Park.”

The Maui CrossFiber office is being managed by Dr. Ned Davis who received his doctorate, master’s  and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to joining CrossFiber, Dr. Davis worked for Northrop Grumman for more than a decade maintaining a wide range of responsibilities including retrofitting equipment for the F18 “Hornet” fighter jet and designing new catapult launch systems.

About CrossFiber, Inc.
CrossFiber develops and manufactures flexible, high-performance photonic switches at breakthrough cost.  The Company was founded in 2001, first establishing an office in San Diego then expanding to Maui in 2006.  The company is privately held and venture backed.  For information log on at

About Trex Enterprises Corporation
Trex Enterprises conducts high-tech  research and development leading to state-of-the-art commercial and government solutions and products.   Trex is an incubator accelerator with several subsidiaries:  Loea Corporation (wireless communications); Sago Systems, Inc. (radiation-free security products); ePhocus (near IR video/camera sensor chips); Silicon Kinetics, Inc. (biosensors).  For information log on at



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