We are pleased to announce that Finisar recently received the 2010 Excellent Partner Award from Hitachi. Of the 200 companies that were eligible, only four suppliers received this award with Finisar as the only optical communications supplier. The most rewarding part is that we were recognized for providing innovative technology and flexible support – two items we continually strive to be the best at in our industry.
In case you haven’t heard the news…Finisar was ranked the 3rd most innovative technology company in America in a post featured on the Forbes blog that was written by contributor Haydn Shaughnessy. The top five technology companies he listed have been identified as those that scored highest on an objective basis – based on online references – as an innovator and/or prized for its new products. In the article, Haydn (who is currently the senior editor at Innovation Management) had the following to say about Finisar:
“…There’s a deeper vein of innovation running through the companies that supply the infrastructure to the new economy. They’re not so well known but they deserve recognition…[Finisar] maker of optics subsystems for LAN, WAN, MANs is consistently referenced as an innovator.”
We are honored to have had our efforts recognized by Haydn and featured on the Forbes blog. As Haydn explains in the article, he gave these ranking to companies who are consistently referenced online as being innovative, creative or best in class. At Finisar, we are constantly trying to push the envelope and offer our customers the best products possible. So here’s a big thank you for the acknowledgement and support to Haydn, our customers and all of you!
You can read the article in its entirety on the Forbes blog here: “Which Are The Five Most Innovative Tech Companies in America?”
This week’s blog post comes from KW Hoo, the Vice President of Operations at Finisar Malaysia.
Yes! The magic number! Perfect 10!
Ipoh – a city in the state of Perak, Malaysia houses the biggest Finisar entity with more than 5,000 employees.
Finisar Malaysia is set on twenty acres of land with 640,000 square feet of manufacturing space. About one third of this space is suitable for clean room operations.
It all began when Finisar Corporation decided to transfer most of its manufacturing processes from a contractor to our very own facility to enable greater control of internal quality, intellectual property and cost-effectiveness. Finisar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was registered as a legal entity in 2001 and started operations with a pioneer batch of 47 employees.
The rest is history. By fiscal year 2007, Finisar Malaysia had become the largest transceiver manufacturing facility in the world and a major contributing factor to the overall success of the company. Today, we are shipping more than 16 million modules per year and continuing to grow.
Ipoh is proud to have such an energetic and talented team of employees from many different countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Kampuchea, India and Czech Republic. We speak English, Malay, Chinese, Tagalog, Myanmar, Khmer, Tamil and Urdu.
We are proud to be part of Finisar and look forward to another 10 years!