Accton Technology Corporation (Accton) (TWSE: 2345.TW), a global premier provider of networking and communication solutions, today announced:

  • The creation of the CTO office to focus on future technologies and technology partnerships,
  • That Michael K.T. Lee has been appointed Senior Vice President for research and development (R&D). He will lead the R&D team of the Accton Group, and will be responsible for all aspects of technology development and R&D strategies, strengthening product development capabilities, optimizing R&D investment and return,

  • That Michael Lane will join the newly created CTO office as Vice President of Research and New Technologies. He will work closely with global strategic partners and startups with leading edge technologies.

Michael K.T. Lee comes to Accton with more than 30 years of experience in the global network communications industry. In the past, he has led core technology product research and development teams at several international large-scale technology companies, and successfully developed a number of important product lines. He was recently at CommScope and held various positions at Ruckus/Arris, Brocade, Sun Microsystems and Intel. Michael Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from National Taiwan Ocean University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

Edgar Masri, CEO of Accton Group said, “I am pleased to welcome Michael Lee to the Accton Group to lead and scale our research and development activities. Michael is known to our company through many years of cooperation and will be instrumental in working with Michael Lane and those members in our newly created CTO office and customers to further our technology leadership, at a time when our hyperscale, service provider, and enterprise customers are clamoring for higher speed communication technologies and open networking solutions.”

Commenting on the vision and goals set by Accton, Michael K.T. Lee said: “I have collaborated with the Accton R&D team for many years to develop and release successful products. I am fully aware of that team’s strength and will do my best to further enable its full potential. I am excited to lead the R&D organization in my new role and accelerate innovation for our current customers and the networking equipment market at large.”

With the emerging change in global network technology, and the demand for all-IP network architecture products across different market segments, the Accton Group intends to continue to lead in offering customers and prospects innovative IP networking solutions, including Edge computing, AI computing, SD-WAN, smart NIC, silicon photonics, millimeter wave (MMW), and Mobile cell site routing etc.

Accton Group creates CTO office, appoints Michael K.T. Lee as Senior Vice President for Research and Development
  • Right: Edgar Masri, CEO of Accton Group

  • Left: Michael KT Lee, Senior Vice President, R&D Center of Accton Group

Michael K.T. Lee, Senior Vice President, R&D Center of Accton Group
  • Michael K.T. Lee, Senior Vice President, R&D Center of Accton Group

About Accton

Accton Technology Corporation is a global premier provider of networking and communication solutions for top-tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors.  Leveraging its advanced hardware engineering, software application, and system design capability, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to architect, develop and manufacture the innovative, leading-edge network products.  Accton’s evolving core technology and its highly-qualified global workforce enable it to deliver superior distributed virtual network solutions that are affordable and robust to variety market segment.