Wednesday, March 21, 2007

CyOptics to Acquire Apogee Photonics for 10/40 Gbps Lasers

CyOptics agreed to acquire Apogee Photonics, a leading supplier of laser sources for the 10 Gbps and emerging 40 Gbps markets. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

The acquisition extends CyOptics' high-speed source laser capabilities and positions CyOptics an extensive portfolio of InP-based transmit and receive optical chips and components for telecommunications and data communications applications.

Apogee Photonics manufacturers high-speed lasers and offers a broad portfolio of short and long reach products. Apogee Photonics' 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps 1550nm LIM supports optical link distances up to 110km and incorporates integrated InP lasers, modulators and optical amplifiers in a standard 7-pin EML-compatible package while providing higher output power and better dispersion performance than standard, monolithic EMLs. The Apogee Photonics uncooled 1310nm 10Gb/s EML supports both 10 Gbps Ethernet and SONET links up to 10km and delivers the highest mask margin and bit error rate performance available today.

Apogee Photonics is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. CyOptics' wafer/chip fabrication operations are located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and its planar automated packaging and testing operations are located in Matamoros, Mexico.

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