MAYNARD, Mass., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that Raj Shanmugaraj, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Communications, has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal in their sixth annual Power 50: The Game Changers. The Power 50 recognizes individuals from multiple industries and professions who are making a difference in their business communities, blazing trails and leaving their mark on the local economy. Profiles of the winners will be included in a supplement to the Boston Business Journal on November 18, 2016. Headlined as "The Game Changers," this year's list put particular focus on identifying people in Boston business who are driving change. Acacia Communications, headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, has developed a family of silicon-based high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that reduce the complexity and cost of optical interconnect technology, while simultaneously improving network performance and the pace of innovation in the optical networking industry. In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Communications, Raj guided the company through a successful initial public offering in May. "It's an honor to be recognized with this impressive list of Massachusetts leaders. This would not be possible without the tremendous efforts of our talented employees at Acacia," said Raj Shanmugaraj. "Being located near Boston, Massachusetts, an area that offers great schools, a great talent pool and great support for entrepreneurs by local and state governments, has been instrumental to our early success as a company."