Dr. Janusz Bryzek,

Engineer, Inventor, Author, and

Founder of Transparent Optical, Inc

Dr. Janusz Bryzek
President & CEO

Transparent Optical


Dr. Bryzek left Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in March 2000 to found Transparent Optical, Inc. Benchmark Capital and US Venture Partners provided funding for his Company in July 2000.
Dr. Bryzek is considered as one of the pioneers of the MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) industry. Between 1982 and 2000 he cofounded five successful Silicon Valley high-tech companies all introducing products based on disruptive MEMS technology: Sensym, ICSensors, NovaSensor, Intelligent MicroSensor Technology and Transparent Optical, Inc. Dr. Bryzek’s MEMS designs shipped in a cumulative volume in excess of 100 million units, one of the highest MEMS volumes in the industry.

His latest startup, Transparent Optical, Inc., focuses on developing a new generation of advanced MOEMS (MicroOptoElectroMechanical System) based products for the all optical networking market.

Dr. Bryzek has published over 200 papers, chaired many international conferences and authored about 30 patents. In 1994 Dr. Bryzek was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sensors Magazine for the cumulative achievements in developing the world sensor and MEMS markets.

Dr. Bryzek got his MSEE in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1977 from Warsaw Technical University. He completed the executive management program at Stanford University in 1987. Dr. Bryzek moved from Poland to Silicon Valley in 1979.