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Press Release -- November 20th, 2013
Source: TE Subcom

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

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:

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

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The Company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the Company, visit:

Courtney McDaniel
TE SubCom

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