TE News: TE SubCom Honored with 2013 Edison Patent Award

Inventor Neal Bergano Recognized for “Synchronous Amplitude Modulation for Improved Performance of Optical Transmissions Systems” Patent


November 18, 2013

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Courtney McDaniel
TE SubCom

EATONTOWN, NJ - November 18, 2013 --

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, and inventor Neal Bergano were recognized by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey as a 2013 Edison Patent Award winner in the category of communications technology at the organization’s 34th Patent Award Ceremony on November 7.

Neal Bergano, inventor and Managing Director, System Research and Network Development at TE SubCom, accepted the award for his “Synchronous Amplitude Modulation for Improved Performance of Optical Transmissions Systems” (U.S. Patent 7,292,793 B2), an invention used in undersea cable systems that improves performance of long-haul optical telecommunications systems by re-modulating a high-speed optical data channel with a synchronous amplitude, phase and/or polarization modulation.

“For 34 years, the Council has recognized the outstanding scientific advances of New Jersey’s research community and it is an honor for TE SubCom to be recognized for the second year in a row for our contributions to undersea communications technology,” said Bergano.


TE SubCom was one of 12 New Jersey companies to be recognized at the Patent Award Ceremony held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Home to the nation’s largest IMAX Theater, a short film paid tribute to TE SubCom for its unique contributions to the state’s accomplishments in research and development. The video can be viewed in its entirety by visiting: http://bit.ly/1aP0OgI


About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry-recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The business designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the Earth more than 12 times at the Equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry-leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide. For more information visit www.SubCom.com.

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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