WHO WE ARE


APIC Corporation was founded in 1999 to advance the research, development, and production of highly integrated photonic and electronic technology. Since that time, APIC has worked diligently on a set of photonic building blocks designed to answer the needs of a host of advanced military applications.

To achieve these goals, APIC has forged a number of strategic partnerships with universities, industrial entities, and service providers and has cultivated relationships with key partners in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, and product development.

Our organization has also benefited from its wholly owned, Honolulu, Hawaii-based in-house fabrication facility, Advanced Integrated Photonics (AIP), which applies established, CMOS-compatible processes to silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers to attain a host of performance and cost advantages.



          AIP-fabricated photonic wafer



James Chan, PhD - Senior Scientist


Dr. Chan is a cofounder of APIC and assumed his role as senior scientist in 2003. In this capacity, he pioneered APIC's work in the area of SOI-based technology as well as in the integration of photonic and electronic components on an SOI substrate. He has more than 28 years of industrial experience at the helm of government-contracted research-and-development efforts. Dr. Chan holds several patents and has authored a number of external publications and proprietary reports. He received his bachelor's degree from California State University at Chico and both his master's degree and his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles.




Koichi Sayano, PhD - Vice President of Optical Systems


Dr. Sayano has more than 20 years of experience in technical research and development, and in management. Before joining APIC, he served as Director of Research at Research & Development Laboratories, where his responsibilities included the system integration and testing of an optical code-division multiple-access (OCDMA) fiber-optic communication system as well as the testing and evaluation of erbium-doped optical sources and fiber amplifiers, photonic integrated circuit chips, and other optical components. He received his bachelor's degree, masterŐs degree, and doctorate in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology.




Anguel Nikolov, PhD - Vice President of Operations and HIP Program Manager


Dr. Nikolov has more than a decade of experience in technology development and management. Before joining APIC, he held engineering and managerial positions with Lucent/Agere Systems and NanoOpto Corp. Dr. Nikolov has broad experience in the areas of process development and in the introduction of new technologies to volume manufacturing. He also has multiple publications and patents in the areas of nanofabrication and device design. He received his master's degree and his doctorate in atomic and molecular physics from the University of Connecticut.




Don Lynch - Director of Finance


Mr. Lynch has more than 25 years of financial managemen experience, primarily in the government contracting industry. He has held controller positions at Logicon Inc., Northrop Grumman, and ITT as well as at APIC. He holds a degree in finance from Washington State University.




Bill Hoker - Director, Washington DC Operations


CAPT Hoker USN ret brings 3 decades of global operational military expertise to APIC to spearhead our outreach to the US Department of Defense and US Interagency. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, US Navy Postgraduate School, and Naval Command College, he commanded USS Valley Forge (CG50) and Destroyer Squadron 7. Assigned by the Chief of Naval Operations in 2006 as Navy Liaison for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), he led efforts to connect potential Naval users with revolutionary national technology capabilities, including Highly Integrated Photonics. He joined APIC in 2010.




Ashok K. Kapoor, PhD, Director, Silicon Valley Operations


Dr. Kapoor has 3 decades of experience in the design of extremely low power electronics including poly-emitter bipolar technology, 30-GHz bipolar process development, leakage reduction in nanoscale MOS transistors, BiCMOS design, and complementary JFET technology for low-power VLSI. He earned his B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, in 1973, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, OH, in 1979 and 1981. He has worked at Philips India, HP, LSI Logic, National Semiconductor, and founded Semi Solutions and DSM Solutions , has coauthored nearly 30 publications and is holder of over 95 U.S. patents. His current research interests include device design for low-power technology and man–machine interface. Dr. Kapoor is a member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Material Research Society, and Sigma Xi. He was the recipient of the Inventor of the Year Award from LSI Logic in 1995.




Yutong Wu, PhD - General Manager, Albany Operations, and Director of Commercial Marketing


Dr. Wu comes to APIC with over 15 year experience in the semiconductor and electronics industries. His most recent position was program manager for technology transfer at IBM's System and Technology Group, where he spent more than four years in Singapore managing manufacturing outsourcing operations. Prior to that, Dr. Wu held various technical and managerial positions in IBM's microelectronics business. Dr. Wu holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick, and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China. He also holds a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.