Timothy Munks

Principal Research Analyst, Optical Networking Technology, IHS Markit

Timothy Munks, a principal research analyst at IHS Markit, focuses on data center optics, metro and core optical networks and optical component markets.

His career has encompassed both R&D and commercial activities in business development, product line management and OEM sales. Mr. Munks joined IHS Markit in 2018 with more than 25 years of work experience in optical networking technology and optical component markets. Previously, he worked for Acacia Communications, NeoPhotonics and Lumentum/JDSU. He started his career performing research and development with a focus on fundamental component technology, including tunable lasers, laser wavelength stabilization for DWDM, high speed modulators, DSP’s and 100G optical transceivers. His original R&D efforts resulted in 14 US and 6 international patents. Mr. Munks holds an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Illinois, United States.