Showing posts with label Neophotonics. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

NeoPhotonics' Class 60 coherent modulators/receivers for 100+ Gbaud

 NeoPhotonics announced the addition of Class 60 versions of its Coherent Driver-Modulator (CDM) and Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) to its suite of High Bandwidth Coherent components, addressing the next generation of 100+ Gbaud systems to meet the ongoing growth in demand for bandwidth, especially between cloud data centers. 

These new Class 60 Coherent components extend the highest speed over distance performance of NeoPhotonics' existing Class 50 products by increasing the 3 dB bandwidth from 50 GHz to 60 GHz. The Class 60 suite improves on the currently shipping Class 40 components, and allows increasing symbol rates from the current 64+ Gbaud rate to the higher 100+ Gbaud rates. These NeoPhotonics components work together to enable customers to implement single wavelength data transmission near one Terabit per second over datacenter interconnect (DCI) distances, and long-haul 400~500Gbps transmission.

Higher symbol rates increase data capacity while maintaining superior optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) and reach performance, thereby enabling the highest speed over distance use. These new components are available in compact form factor packages suitable for use in pluggable modules and compact daughter cards. NeoPhotonics Class 60 CDM and Micro-ICR are mechanically compatible to their Class 40 counterparts, and are a natural upgrade path for achieving the higher symbol rates (100+ Gbaud) in order to support 800Gbps and above data rates per wavelength applications.

The Class 60 suite comprises:

  • Class 60 CDM: NeoPhotonics Class 60, polarization multiplexed, coherent driver modulator (CDM) features a co-packaged InP modulator with four linear, high bandwidth, differential drivers, and is designed for low V-Pi, low insertion loss and a high extinction ratio. The compact package is designed to be compliant with the form factor of the OIF Implementation Agreement #OIF-HB-CDM-01.0.
  • Class 60 Micro-ICR: NeoPhotonics Class 60 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) is designed for 100+ Gbaud symbol rates, more than tripling the rate of standard 100G ICRs. The compact package is designed to be compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.

These components are designed to work together with NeoPhotonics “Nano” ultra-narrow linewidth external cavity tunable laser, which cuts the size approximately in half compared to current Micro-ITLAs, while featuring industry leading linewidth and low phase noise with low electrical power consumption.

“NeoPhotonics has supported our customers by being first to volume production of our products at each new speed node. We are pleased to now offer Class 60 coherent modulators and receivers, which along with our ultra-narrow linewidth external cavity “nano” tunable laser, provide a complete suite of components enabling customers to increase the data rate per wavelength to one Terabit and beyond,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are continuing to extend the bandwidth of our Indium Phosphide coherent integration platform to serve the highest speed over distance applications,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://www.neophotonics.com/press-releases/?newsId=12071

Monday, November 2, 2020

NeoPhotonics: 400G and up sales rise 91% yoy excluding Huawei

NeoPhotonics reported Q3 revenue was $102.4 million, down 1% sequentially and up 11% year-over-year. Gross margin was 23.8%, down from 32.5% in the prior quarter and from 28.4% in the prior year. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.11, in comparison to $0.16 in the prior quarter and to $0.11 in the same period last year.

“We are pleased to report another strong, non-GAAP profitable quarter, driven by our highest speed products. We took decisive actions to better align our capacity and production infrastructure with expected demand levels without relying on future revenue contributions from Huawei, resulting in a restructuring charge of approximately $9.4 million in this quarter. Excluding Huawei, our products for 400G and above applications grew 91% year to date, and were 44% of Q3 revenue,” said Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics CEO. “Going forward we believe we will rapidly grow the business excluding Huawei by supporting the highest speed over distance solutions at 400G and above for telecom equipment providers, and expand our business by ramping our 400ZR and 400ZR+ coherent modules to Cloud and hyper-scale customers starting in 2021,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

http://www.neophotonics.com



Monday, October 5, 2020

NeoPhotonics trims costs cutting and announces preliminary results

 NeoPhotonics announced preliminary results for the third quarter 2020 that incorporate cost cutting measures. As previously announced, NeoPhotonics has adopted a conservative approach to exclude future contributions from Huawei in its financial outlook, following the August 17th tightening of Department of Commerce BIS restrictions.

Revenue for Q3 is now expected to be in the range of $101 to $103 million compared to prior guidance of $95 to $105 million.

NeoPhotonics said it has taken steps to tighten production operations, account for Huawei-specific assets and inventory, consolidate Indium Phosphide production and implement an approximately 4% reduction in force. The costs to implement these changes are expected to be approximately $12.1 million, with $1.1 million in severance costs and $11.0 million in inventory and idle asset charges. The company expects to incur approximately $10.7 million of these costs in the third quarter, $0.7 million in the fourth quarter and the remainder as accelerated depreciation charges through 2021.

“Our actions better align our capacity and production infrastructure with expected demand levels, and accelerate our goal of returning to profitability,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are maintaining our focus on developing products for next generation coherent systems and modules, wherein our silicon photonics, lasers and advanced hybrid photonic integration technologies provide the highest value, fully supporting our expansion into the data center market with coherent products. We are increasingly optimistic about our ability to drive growth both in the near-term with our 64 Gbaud solutions and in the mid-term with 96 Gbaud solutions and as our 400ZR products ramp in mid-2021. With these changes, we continue to pursue growth opportunities and deploy our best-in-class products and solutions for the highest speed over distance applications, and with a more diverse customer set,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

Monday, August 31, 2020

NeoPhotonics cites business impact from Huawei sanctions

NeoPhotonics said the recent tightening of restriction on Huawei and its affiliates by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will have an impact on its financial performance.

In an investor update, NeoPhotonics stated that it is on track to achieve to meet the targts provided on August 4, 2020.  Shipments to Huawei are contributing approximately $40 million of revenue to NeoPhotonics in the current quarter. Beyond the third quarter, the NeoPhotonics is still assessing the full impact of the current BIS restrictions.

“Despite the near-term revenue impact resulting from the recent BIS restrictions, demand for our products broadly remains strong, driven by expanding high speed capacities, hyper-scale data center interconnects, network edge provisioning for increased cloud service usage and remote working,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We remain excited about the growth prospects ahead of us. In particular, our highest speed over distance products for 400G and above applications continue to gain traction with leading network equipment manufacturers and are expected to represent more than 20% of total revenue in 2020, after only two years in the market. Of note, revenue from customers beyond Huawei is expected to grow 40-50% over the next year independent of potential customer share shifts. Coupled with the upcoming 400ZR and 400ZR+ high speed module opportunity which is expected to begin volume production in 2H 2021, the end market for these products, as defined by high speed ports, is forecasted to increase at an 80% five-year compounded annual growth rate through 2024,” continued Mr. Jenks.

“Beyond topline growth, we must also ensure our operations remain aligned with the demand outlook and pursue appropriate expense adjustments and structural actions to mitigate the impact of revenue declines. We are fortunate to have entered this period with both a strong financial position and a management team with a demonstrated track record of taking the necessary actions to navigate uncertain times. Through the continued growth of our existing product lines and the ability to pull operational levers as needed, we feel confident in our ability to return to profitability by the end of 2021 with a greater level of diversity across our customer base,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://ir.neophotonics.com/news-releases/news-release-details/neophotonics-provides-business-update-following-recent-us

U.S. further restricts Huawei's access to components

The U.S. Department of Commerce added further restrictions on Huawei Technologies (Huawei) and its non-U.S. affiliates to prevent access to electronic components and other U.S. developed technologies.

Specifically, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce added another 38 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, which imposes a license requirement for all items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and modified four existing Huawei Entity List entries. BIS also imposed license requirements on any transaction involving items subject to Commerce export control jurisdiction where a party on the Entity List is involved, such as when Huawei (or other Entity List entities) acts as a purchaser, intermediate, or end user.

The restrictions have immediate effect. The Department of Commerce said this amendment further restricts Huawei from obtaining foreign made chips developed or produced from U.S. software or technology to the same degree as comparable U.S. chips.

“Huawei and its foreign affiliates have extended their efforts to obtain advanced semiconductors developed or produced from U.S. software and technology in order to fulfill the policy objectives of the Chinese Communist Party,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “As we have restricted its access to U.S. technology, Huawei and its affiliates have worked through third parties to harness U.S. technology in a manner that undermines U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. This multi-pronged action demonstrates our continuing commitment to impede Huawei’s ability to do so.”

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2020/08/commerce-department-further-restricts-huawei-access-us-technology-and

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NeoPhotonics posts strong Q2, revenue of $103M, up 26% yoy

NeoPhotonics reported Q2 revenue of $103.2 million, up 6% quarter-over-quarter and up 26% year-over-year. Gross margin was 32.5%, up from 30.5% in the prior quarter and from 19.2% in the prior year. Diluted net income per share was $0.11, in comparison to $0.12 in the prior quarter and to a net loss per share of $0.16 in the same period last year.

“The second quarter was another strong quarter, with revenue up 26% compared to last year and continued gross margin expansion to 32.5%. This was our fourth straight quarter of profitability. Non-GAAP EPS was 16 cents and GAAP EPS was 11 cents per share,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “With increasing momentum in 400G and above product design wins across almost all of the major network equipment manufacturers globally, and with increasing momentum in 400ZR opportunities, we remain optimistic about the growth prospects for NeoPhotonics,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://ir.neophotonics.com/static-files/6ce8797b-88ee-46f6-b8ee-7be80c30f65f


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NeoPhotonics and Inphi show 400ZR interoperability

Inphi and NeoPhotonics have completed the first interoperability demonstration of OIF 400ZR Implementation Agreement compliant coherent transceivers, operating successfully across the C-Band over 120km of optical fiber.

Transceiver pairs consisting of Inphi's COLORZ II QSFP-DD with its Canopus 7nm Coherent DSP and NeoPhotonics 400ZR ClearLight OSFP were successfully linked. Both 400ZR coherent optics transceivers carried error-free traffic over a typical data center interconnect (DCI) link configuration (amplified over 120km of fiber) at several wavelengths across the C-Band using Arista 7060 data center switches.

The successful interoperation of NeoPhotonics and Inphi 400ZR transceivers demonstrates the availability of interoperable coherent transceivers for the 400ZR ecosystem, a key step in enabling the next generation of DCI links. 400ZR pluggable transceiver modules significantly reduce the cost and power consumption of DCIs by eliminating the transport network equipment layer.

“We are very excited about the successful interoperable demonstration with NeoPhotonics to bring pluggable 400G coherent optics into the data center,” said Josef Berger, AVP of Marketing, Optical Interconnect at Inphi. “This demonstration proves the readiness to deliver the flexibility of high bandwidth DWDM connectivity between data centers with the ability to rapidly scale capacity and meet our customers’ demands for standards-based pluggable coherent solutions.”

“NeoPhotonics has worked closely with Inphi to combine their Canopus™ DSP with our high-performance laser and coherent optics into a standards-based ClearLight OSFP and QSFP-DD transceiver modules that can meet the needs of our hyper-scale customers,” said Marc Stiller, Vice President of Coherent Modules for NeoPhotonics. “Supporting the interoperable CFEC standard, as defined by OIF, has been a critical part of our design effort, and we’re very pleased to announce this milestone as we continue to work with customers to implement this game-changing technology.”


OIF publishes 400ZR implementation agreeement

OIF published the Implementation Agreement (IA) for a low-cost, 400ZR coherent optical interface.

OIF launched the 400ZR project in response to requests from large-scale data center operators and their suppliers for an interoperable coherent interface that transports 400 Gigabit Ethernet over longer distances. Traditional network operators also became interested in 400ZR for their metro needs. Based on their different requirements, OIF developed specs and tweaked the channel requirements so the IA would benefit both data center and network operators. While developing the IA, OIF collaborated closely with other standards bodies.

The 400ZR IA addresses two applications:

  • Amplified, point-to-point DWDM links with reaches of 120 km or less
  • Unamplified, single wavelength links with a loss budget of 11dB
The IA aims to enable interoperable, cost-effective, 400Gbps implementations based on single-carrier coherent DP-16QAM modulation, low-power DSPs supporting absolute (Non-Differential) phase encoding/decoding, and a Concatenated FEC (C-FEC) with a post-FEC error floor <1 .0e-15.="" 400gbase-r="" 400zr="" a="" as="" operates="" p="" phy.="">

No restriction on the physical form factor is implied by the IA (QSFP-DD, OSFP, COBO, CFP2, CFP8), but the specifications target a pluggable DCO architecture with port densities equivalent to grey client optics.

NeoPhotonics samples 400ZR OSFP coherent transceiver

NeoPhotonics began sampling its new 400ZR ClearLight OSFP transceiver to a leading cloud -related customer.

The new transceiver utilizes NeoPhotonics Silicon Photonics Coherent Optical Subassembly (COSA) and low power consumption, ultra-narrow linewidth Nano-ITLA tunable laser, combined with the latest generation of 7 nm DSP, to provide full 400ZR transmission in a standard data center OSFP form factor.

NeoPhotonics said its new 400ZR ClearLight OSFP transceiver can be plugged directly into switches and router, simplifying data center interconnect (DCI) networks by eliminating a layer of network equipment and a set of short reach client-side transceivers. The new OSFP module is capable of tuning to 75 GHz or 100GHz spaced wavelength channels, as specified in the OIF agreement, and operates in 400ZR mode for Cloud DCI applications.  For longer metro reaches, the module  is designed to support 400ZR+ modes.

This ClearLight OSFP module can also be optionally provisioned to tune over the entire “Super C-Band”, or up to 6.4 Terahertz, increasing the capacity of an optical fiber by up to 50% over standard implementations.  NeoPhotonics provides arrayed waveguide gratings for multiplexing and de-multiplexing with 75GHz and 100GHz wavelength channel spacings, supporting 85 and 64 channels respectively, with filter responses optimized for high baud rate coherent signals.


Inphi samples first 400ZR QSFP-DD transceiver

Inphi has begun sampling its COLORZ II 400ZR QSFP-DD pluggable coherent transceiver for cloud data center interconnects (DCIs) to major cloud operators and OEMs.

Inphi cites several industry firsts for its COLORZ II 400ZR QSFP-DD:

  • 400G single-chip, coherent Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit (PIC) that includes all transmit and receive functions 
  • Innovative, low cost, passive alignment of fiber to the PIC that eliminates the complicated active alignment, using traditional optics
  • Low power, high performance, 7nm CMOS-based coherent DSP enabling 400ZR as well as extended reach 100/200/300/400G ZR+ modes
  • Integrated industry standard firmware management interface that enables full performance monitoring previously only available in DCI or transport systems directly from the optical module

 The 400ZR standard promises to lower the cost and power consumption of metro data center interconnect (DCI) by enabling switch and router companies to offer the same density for both coherent DWDM and client optics in the same chassis. This eliminates a layer of network connectivity that was previously required and supports high capacity DWDM connectivity directly from data center switches.

Inphi said its COLORZ II represents a massive increase in switch rack capacity, while reducing the power consumption by as much as 80%. COLORZ II delivers up to 14.4T of capacity per rack unit (RU), compared to 2.4T or 3.6T per RU on competing solutions, representing a 4-6 x increase in throughput per chassis.


Thursday, June 18, 2020

NeoPhotonics demos 90 km 400ZR in 75 GHz DWDM channels

NeoPhotonics has demonstrated transmission of 400Gbps data over data center interconnect (DCI) ZR distances in a 75 GHz spaced Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) channel.

NeoPhotonics said its demonstration achieved two milestones using its interoperable pluggable 400ZR coherent modules and its specially designed athermal arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) multiplexers (MUX) and de-multiplexers (DMUX).

  • First, data rate per channel increases from today’s non-interoperable 100Gbps direct-detect transceivers to 400Gbps interoperable coherent 400ZR modules. 
  • Second, the current DWDM infrastructure can be increased from 32 channels of 100 GHz-spaced DWDM signals to 64 channels of 75 GHz-spaced DWDM signals. The total DCI fiber capacity can thus be increased from 3.2 Tb/s (100Gb/s/ch. x 32 ch.) to 25.6 Tb/s (400Gb/s/ch. x 64 ch.), which is a total capacity increase of 800 percent.

NeoPhotonics technology overcomes multiple challenges to transporting 400ZR signals in 75 GHz-spaced DWDM channels. The 400ZR signal utilizes an approximately 60 Gbaud symbol rate and 16 QAM modulation, resulting in a broader transmitting signal spectrum compared to that of a standard 100 Gb/s coherent or PAM4 signals. Furthermore, it is recognized that the center frequencies of the lasers, MUX and DMUX will all drift due to temperature changes and aging. Consequently, as the channel spacing is reduced from 100GHz to 75GHz, adjacent channel interference (ACI) becomes more critical, and can potentially degrade the optical signal-to-noise ratio of 400ZR signals.

The filters used in NeoPhotonics MUX and DMUX units are designed to limit ACI while at the same time having a stable center frequency against extreme temperatures and aging. The optical signal spectrum of the pluggable 400ZR transmitter is very important for two reasons. First, the spectrum should not be too wide, as that would result in “spillover energy” impacting its neighbor DWDM channels. Second, it also cannot be too narrow, as that would degrade the signal quality or even recoverability, especially after the MUX and DMUX filtering.

NeoPhotonics has demonstrated end-to-end 90km DCI links using three in-house 400ZR pluggable transceivers with their tunable laser frequencies tuned to 75GHz spaced channels, and a pair of passive 75GHz-spaced DWDM MUX and DMUX modules designed specifically for this application. The optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) penalty due to the presence of the MUX and DMUX and the worst-case frequency drifts of the lasers, as well as the MUX and DMUX filters, is less than 1dB. The worst-case component frequency drifts were applied to emulate the operating conditions for aging and extreme temperatures.

“The combination of compact 400ZR silicon photonics-based pluggable coherent transceiver modules with specially designed 75 GHz channel spaced multiplexers and de-multiplexers can greatly increase the bandwidth capacity of optical fibers in a DCI application and consequently greatly decrease the cost per bit,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “These 400ZR coherent techniques pack 400Gbps of data into a 75 GHz wide spectral channel, placing stringent requirements on the multiplexers and de-multiplexers. We are uniquely able to meet these requirements because we do both design and fabrication of planar lightwave circuits and we have 20 years of experience addressing the most challenging MUX/DMUX applications,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://www.neophotonics.com/press-releases/?newsId=11856

Thursday, April 30, 2020

NeoPhotonics posts Q1 sales of $97.4 million

NeoPhotonics reported Q1 2020 revenue of $97.4 million, down 6% quarter-over-quarter and up 23% year-over-year. Gross margin was 30.5%, up from 30.2% in the prior quarter and from 19.8% in the prior year. Diluted net income per share was $0.12, in comparison to a net income per share of $0.04 in the prior quarter and to a net loss per share of $0.30 in the same period last year. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.17, up from $0.10 in the prior quarter and up from a net loss of $0.19 in the same period last year

“We are pleased to deliver another profitable quarter, notably through our seasonally low first quarter, in spite of supply chain risks related to the pandemic,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “As we look forward, the industry continues to move in our direction with higher and higher speed over distance requirements, which are satisfied by our ultra-narrow linewidth lasers, high baud rate coherent components and our Coherent pluggable DCO modules utilizing these leading optical components. Needless to say, we are optimistic about our future,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NeoPhotonics intros 64 GBaud L-band coherent optical components

NeoPhotonics introduced an L-Band suite of coherent optical components, including its 64 GBaud L-Band High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM), 64 GBaud L-Band Intradyne Coherent Receiver (ICR) and ultra-narrow linewidth L-Band tunable laser Micro-ITLA. NeoPhotonics already supplies standard C-Band coherent components.

NeoPhotonics notes that the L-Band uses wavelengths centered around 1590 nm and is primarily used to complement the C-Band (1550 nm) to increase data capacity, especially in long-haul networks. By adding channels in the L-Band, operators can double the capacity of an optical fiber. NeoPhotonics 64 Gbaud coherent components and tunable lasers enable single channel 600G data transmission over short haul data center interconnect (DCI) links using 64 QAM. These components also support 400G over metro distances of 400-600 km using 64 GBaud and 16 QAM or 200G over long-haul distances of greater than 1000 km using 64 GBaud and QPSK.

The NeoPhotonics L-Band External Cavity (ECL) micro-ITLA incorporates the same laser architecture as its C-Band laser for a pure optical signal with an ultra-narrow linewidth and very low phase noise. In coherent systems, any error in the phase of the signal and reference lasers, due to the laser’s linewidth, can cause data errors, thereby making narrow linewidth critical in systems using higher order modulation.

The NeoPhotonics 64 Gbaud L-Band HB-CDM co-packages an Indium Phosphide based Mach-Zehnder (MZ) quadrature modulator chip with a linear, quad-channel, differential 64 GBaud driver. Both the C-Band and L-Band versions of the HB-CDM are designed to be compliant to the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Implementation Agreement OIF-HB-CDM-01.0 “High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator”.

NeoPhotonics 64 Gbaud L-Band Micro-ICR incorporates an integrated comixer chip and four balanced photodiodes with four differential linear amplifiers to provide four output channels at 64 GBaud. The form factor of the High Bandwidth Coherent Receiver is designed to be compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement for Micro Integrated Intradyne Coherent Receivers; IA # OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.

For applications that require more capacity than provided by the standard C-Band, but do not require the full L-Band, each of these components is available in a “C++” version, which supports tuning across the full “Super C-band” covering 6.0 THz of spectrum or up to 50 percent more than standard systems. These C++ components can support 80 channels at 75 GHz channel spacing, which effectively increases the capacity of an optical fiber by as much as 50 percent over standard C-Band only systems at comparable distances.

"We are pleased to add L-Band versions to our existing suite of coherent components, thus providing customers with a complete solution to their fiber capacity requirements, whether C-Band, C++ Band or L-Band," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "Our ultra-pure tunable laser design and our high performance coherent modulator and receiver designs are very flexible and excel in different spectral regimes to provide the highest speed over distance performance," concluded Mr. Jenks.

Monday, March 9, 2020

NeoPhotonics releases 64 GBaud High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator

NeoPhotonics announced general availability and volume production of its 64 GBaud High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM).

This CDM joins NeoPhotonics a 64 GBaud Intradyne Coherent Receiver (ICR) and ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser to enable customers to implement single channel 600G data transmission over data center interconnect (DCI) distances of approximately 80 km using 64 QAM. These components also support 400G over metro distances of 400-600 km using 64 GBaud and 16 QAM or 200G over long-haul distances of greater than 1000 km using 64 GBaud and QPSK.

The device is implemented in a small form factor (25 x 12 x 5 mm) package which co-packages a linear, quad-channel, differential 64 GBaud driver with an Indium Phosphide based Mach-Zehnder (MZ) quadrature modulator chip. It provides efficient coherent multi-level modulation formats, such as DP-QPSK, DP-16QAM and DP-64QAM, to support coherent transmission up to 64 GBaud. The HB-CDM is compliant to the OIF’s Implementation Agreement OIF-HB-CDM-01.0 “High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator”, and assures users a 3dB EO bandwidth of greater than 40GHz. The compact size fits in a CFP2-DCO pluggable module.

NeoPhotonics HB-CDM is also available in a “C++” CDMTM Modulator version, which supports tuning across the full “Super C-band” covering 6.4 THz of spectrum or up to 50 percent more than standard systems. The C++ CDMTM Modulator, Ultra-Narrow Linewidth Tunable C++ LASERTM Micro-ITLA and 64 GBaud C++ ICRTM Receiver are combined in NeoPhotonics C++ CFP2-DCO transceiver, which is the industry’s first pluggable transceiver module able to deliver as much as 34 Terabits of capacity per fiber. This module can support 85 channels of 64 GBaud data at 75 GHz channel spacing and effectively increases the capacity of an optical fiber by as much as 50 percent over standard systems at comparable distances.

"We are pleased to add the HB-CDM to our suite of components for 64 GBaud coherent systems which are currently shipping in volume to multiple customers," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "The HB-CDM is based on our Indium Phosphide photonic integration platform and delivers the high performance for demanding applications. Combined with our Silicon Photonics integration platform we can provide customers with the optimized solutions to meet their network requirements for the highest speeds and at volume scale," concluded Mr. Jenks.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

NeoPhotonics posts revenue of $103.4 million, up 13%

NeoPhotonics reported Q4 2019 revenue of $103.4 million, up 12% quarter-over-quarter and 13% year-over-year. Gross margin was 30.2%, up from 28.4% in the prior quarter.

Revenue in 2019 was $356.8 million, compared to $322.5 million in 2018

“Our strong revenue and gross margin expansion throughout the year was a result of our leadership in high speed products, serving the largest players in the industry in DCI and the transition of Cloud and hyper-scale data center networks to coherent technologies,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.

Monday, February 3, 2020

NeoPhotonics samples high power semiconductor optical amplifiers

NeoPhotonics is now sampling high power Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) and Narrow Linewidth (NLW) Distributed Feedback Lasers (DFB) lasers for long range automotive Lidar applications.

NeoPhotonics SOAs and NLW lasers operate in eye-safe wavelength regions, and these offerings feature 1550nm wavelength SOAs with >24 dBm (>250mW) output power along with 1550nm NLW-DFB lasers that enable automotive Lidar systems to “see” considerably farther than 200 meters, thereby significantly enhancing safety.

NeoPhotonics said next generation lidar systems will use coherent technology to greatly increase the range and sensitivity by measuring the phase of the reflected light. Coherent Lidar systems are fabricated using chip-scale manufacturing to reduce costs and enable high volume.

“Our laser components are key elements for chip-scale Lidar systems that can be manufactured in high volumes,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “Lidar architectures based on coherent technologies have the advantage of leveraging high volume, chip-scale technologies developed by NeoPhotonics for telecommunications and data center interconnect applications. Laser components are manufactured in our internal fabs and utilize our advanced hybrid photonic integration technology for high performance and high reliability, allowing system integrators to quickly leverage coherent technology and its established manufacturing supply-chain for Lidar applications,” continued Mr. Jenks.

Monday, January 13, 2020

NeoPhotonics samples 400ZR OSFP coherent transceiver

NeoPhotonics began sampling its new 400ZR ClearLight OSFP transceiver to a leading cloud -related customer.

The new transceiver utilizes NeoPhotonics Silicon Photonics Coherent Optical Subassembly (COSA) and low power consumption, ultra-narrow linewidth Nano-ITLA tunable laser, combined with the latest generation of 7 nm DSP, to provide full 400ZR transmission in a standard data center OSFP form factor.

NeoPhotonics said its new 400ZR ClearLight OSFP transceiver can be plugged directly into switches and router, simplifying data center interconnect (DCI) networks by eliminating a layer of network equipment and a set of short reach client-side transceivers. The new OSFP module is capable of tuning to 75 GHz or 100GHz spaced wavelength channels, as specified in the OIF agreement, and operates in 400ZR mode for Cloud DCI applications.  For longer metro reaches, the module  is designed to support 400ZR+ modes.

This ClearLight OSFP module can also be optionally provisioned to tune over the entire “Super C-Band”, or up to 6.4 Terahertz, increasing the capacity of an optical fiber by up to 50% over standard implementations.  NeoPhotonics provides arrayed waveguide gratings for multiplexing and de-multiplexing with 75GHz and 100GHz wavelength channel spacings, supporting 85 and 64 channels respectively, with filter responses optimized for high baud rate coherent signals.

"This new OSFP module joins our ClearLightTM DCO transceiver line and takes full advantage of our highly integrated and low power consumption Nano-Tunable Laser and Silicon Photonics COSA to enable a full metro coherent transceiver in the form factor and electrical interface designed for short reach interconnections inside the data center," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "We are now sampling these OSFP transceivers so that customers can evaluate the simplicity, cost and operating savings that can be realized by plugging coherent optics directly into switches and routers, and we are applying this same technology to additional form factors such as QSFP-DD", concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://www.neophotonics.com/

OIF readies 400ZR, CEI-112G and IC-TROSA demos

Twelve OIF member companies will stage a multi-vendor interoperability demonstration of 400ZR, Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G and IC-TROSA at the upcoming ECOC 2019 trade show in Dublin, Ireland later this month.

Participating companies include ADVA, Amphenol, Cadence Design System, Credo, Finisar, Inphi, Keysight Technologies, Marvell, Molex, MultiLane, TE Connectivity and YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS will participate in the demonstration in OIF’s booth, # 441.

400ZR & IC-TROSA Demo

OIF’s 400ZR project aims to reduce cost and complexity reduction for 400GbE over 80 km DWDM networks. The IC-TROSA features all of the optical building blocks for a coherent module in a single package. The demonstrations will highlight important aspects of IC-TROSA integration as well as real-time EVM measurements with the updated script for 400ZR. In addition, a hardware-based 400ZR installation will show a typical application case.

CEI-112G Demo

OIF is taking a lead role in moving the industry to the next generation with its development of electrical interface specifications for 112 Gbps per differential pair. Multiple live demonstrations featuring interoperability clearly prove the key role OIF provides. The CEI-112G demonstrations in the OIF booth will feature multi-party silicon supplier interoperability over mated compliance board channels, a full host to module channel and direct attach copper cable channels, all demonstrating the technical viability of 112 Gbps operation, along with multiple industry form factors including OSFP and QSFP-DD.

“Understanding and seeing first-hand how key technologies – 400ZR, CEI-112G and IC-TROSA – are each specified to enable interoperable deployment across the ecosystem is critically important to building market confidence and accelerating adoption,” said Steve Sekel, OIF Physical and Link Layer Interoperability Working Group Chair. “This showcase of 12 companies and key technologies is a clear representation of OIF’s leadership in driving electrical, optical and control interoperability.”

https://www.oiforum.com/

Monday, January 6, 2020

NeoPhotonics ships 400G-capable CFP2-DCO module

NeoPhotonics has begun shipments of its 400G capable ClearLight CFP2-DCO transceiver for end customer trials. 

The company says its transceiver module enables as much as 32 Terabits of capacity per fiber – significantly higher than today’s 200G CFP2-DCO capacity or the emerging 400G CFP2-DCO capacity. This is achieved by using internal optics that can support 80 channels of 64 Gbaud data at 75 GHz wavelength channel spacing combined with the latest generation of 7 nm node DSP (digital signal processing) technology for superior OSNR and power consumption. This new product effectively increases the capacity of an optical fiber by as much as 50 percent over standard systems at comparable distances.   

NeoPhotonics ClearLight CFP2-DCO module incorporates its new extended tuning range Ultra-Narrow Linewidth Tunable C++ LASERTM. Micro-ITLA.  It also features the company’s leading high bandwidth 64 Gbaud C++ ICRTM Receiver and C++ CDMTM Modulator.  This module supports tuning across the full “Super C-band” and provides up to 50 percent more spectrum and resulting capacity than standard modules.

The ClearLight CFP2-DCO module tunes to 75 GHz spaced wavelength channels when operating at 64 Gbaud and 16 QAM to support 400G transmission in 400ZR and 400ZR+ modes for Cloud DCI and metro telecom applications.  NeoPhotonics also provides arrayed waveguide gratings for multiplexing and de-multiplexing with 75GHz channel spacings and filter responses optimized for 64 Gbaud coherent signals, including for “Super C-band” use.

For Long Haul and Regional applications, this CFP2-DCO module utilizes 64 Gbaud and QPSK modulation to deliver 200G per wavelength transmission.  This is made possible by an industry-leading OSNR of less than 14 dB and enhanced performance to enable substantially longer reaches than standard 32 Gbaud, 16 QAM systems. If the application requires that a 50 GHz channel wavelength spacing be used, this CFP2-DCO module can tune over 120 channels and operate at 200G with an OSNR of less than 16 dB, again substantially better than today’s standard CFP2-DCO transceivers.  The module is compliant with the OIF-CFP2-DCO-01.0-Implementation Agreement and has a superior watt per gigabit performance.  The module will also be available in standard C-band tuning range for applications that do not require the significantly higher capacity per fiber that this module enables.

"This new module joins our ClearLightTM CFP-DCO transceiver line, which has been shipping since 2017, and is our first in a series of DCO Modules for 400G transmission and providing the benefits of extended C++ tuning range.  We are pleased to announce these initial shipments of our ClearLight CFP2-DCO coherent transceiver modules to customers," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "This new series will utilize our leading 64 Gbaud Silicon Photonics or Indium Phosphide PICs, together with our new Tunable C++ LASER Micro-ITLA.  This will increase the capacity and distance performance in a network well above that available in systems today," concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://www.neophotonics.com/press-releases/?newsId=11386

Thursday, October 31, 2019

NeoPhotonics posts Q3 sales of $92.4M, up 13%

NeoPhotonics reported Q3 2019 revenue of $92.4 million, up 13% quarter-over-quarter and up 13% year-over-year. Gross margin was 28.4%, up from 19.2% in the prior quarter. Diluted net earnings per share was $0.05, up from a net loss of $0.16 per share in the prior quarter.

“Solid execution, strong customer demand, and cost reduction combined for a profitable quarter for NeoPhotonics,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “Despite the trade tensions, we believe the macro trends of the industry favor our core capabilities of delivering the highest performance products for the most demanding applications,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

Some highlights:

  • Huawei demand for non-Export Administration Requirements (EAR) products holding at 37% of revenue, but down from 46% in 2018.
  • NeoPhotonics said it has applied for certain export licenses for shipping additional products to Huawei, but, to date, no definitive response has been received.



https://ir.neophotonics.com/static-files/d8f54fd0-19ec-4d99-a6c6-8df623c272d6

Thursday, September 19, 2019

NeoPhotonics ships 30-40 mW CW laser sources for 400G transceivers

NeoPhotonics announced the general availability (GA) of its non-hermetic 30-40 mW DFB laser sources for use in Silicon Photonics 100G per wavelength CWDM4 FR4 and 1310 nm DR1 and DR4 transceivers.  These lasers are available with and without integral Spot Size Converters (SSC).

NeoPhotonics low-loss SSC technology enables direct attachment of the Indium Phosphide laser to a Silicon Photonics waveguide, increasing manufacturing scalability and reducing costs.  These efficient, high power DFB lasers can operate at up to 75 degrees C and are compliant with Telcordia GR-468-CORE, making them well suited for use in non-hermetic Silicon Photonics based small form factor pluggable modules, such as 400G QSFP-DD.

Silicon Photonics (SiPho) has emerged as a promising technology for optical data transmission over intermediate reaches of approximately 500 meters (DR) to 2 kilometers (FR) inside datacenters.  A Silicon Photonics photonic integrated circuit can combine four different high speed modulators on a single chip, but it requires a light source to be modulated.  A separate laser, or laser array, generating sufficient optical power at the specified wavelength(s) to overcome losses in the Silicon modulator and waveguides, must be coupled to the SiPho chip.  NeoPhotonics family of high power DFB lasers are designed to efficiently couple to the SiPho modulator chip and do not require hermetic packaging making them an ideal choice for next generation transceiver modules.

A high-speed SiPho modulator chip, due to its high Vp, generally requires a driver amplifier with a large voltage swing, which is also supplied by NeoPhotonics.  NeoPhotonics Gallium Arsenide based Quad Driver chip combines four separate drivers in a single compact, low power chip designed to support compact pluggable modules such as OSFP and QSFP-DD.

"We are pleased to announce GA of our family of high power DFB lasers for next generation SiPho based 100G to 400G transceivers," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "Silicon Photonics is rapidly transforming the data center transceiver marketplace by bringing the scale and cost structure of semiconductor electronics to optics, and our laser sources and drivers are helping to unleash the potential of Silicon Photonics," concluded Mr. Jenks.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Neophotonics blog: 800G Coherent versus PAM4 in data centers

400ZR pluggable coherent transceivers for up to 80-120km distance will emerge in 2020~2021 time frame, and their cost is expected to be comparable to today’s 80km 100G pluggable PAM4 transceivers, according to a new blog posting by NeoPhotonics' Dr. Winston Way.

The article discusses architectures for intra-data center 800Gb/s coherent- and 4 level pulse-amplitude (PAM4)-based pluggable optical transceivers.

https://www.neophotonics.com/800g-coherent-versus-pam4-optical-transceivers-data-centers/

Monday, August 5, 2019

NeoPhotonics posts revenue of $81.7M, adjusts for Huawei ban

NeoPhotonics reported Q2 revenue of $81.7 million, up 3% quarter-over-quarter and up 1% year-over-year. Gross margin was 19.2%, down from 19.8 % in the prior quarter. Diluted net loss per share was $0.16, up from a net loss of $0.30 per share in the prior quarter.

“Q2 was a volatile quarter for NeoPhotonics and I am proud of our team and their continued focus and execution to extend our leadership position in high-speed digital optoelectronics while making changes needed to adjust for the Huawei ban,” said Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics Chairman and CEO. “Market drivers are well aligned with our advanced technologies and high-speed capabilities. These trends transcend the current Huawei ban and, coupled with the continued demand with hyperscale data centers, we are optimistic about NeoPhotonics’ new product prospects,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

http://www.neophotonics.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

NeoPhotonics appoints Dr. Yanbing Li to its Board

NeoPhotonics has appointed Dr. Yanbing Li to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Li is currently Vice President of Engineering at Google, focusing on Google Cloud. Previously Yanbing Li was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Storage and Availability business unit at VMware where she was responsible for a portfolio of products in software-defined storage, hyper-converged infrastructure, data protection, and storage and availability services for the cloud. She led product development, engineering, and go-to-market strategies and led the business to become one of the fastest growing business for VMware and a market leader. During her eleven-year tenure with VMware, Dr. Li held multiple executive leadership roles including general manager for vCloud Air storage, VP of Engineering for storage, VP of Central Engineering, VP of Continuing Product Development, VP of Global R&D sites and Managing Director of China R&D. She holds a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, a master of science degree from Cornell University, and a bachelor of science degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in electrical engineering and computer engineering. She is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

http://ww.neophotonics.com
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VMware's Yanbing Li on the Future of Software-defined Storage

Big changes are underway in the IT industry, with new architectures being defined for application delivery, new cloud models, and the rise of software-defined everything, says VMware's Yanbing Li, Senior VP and GM of Storage and Availability.


See video: https://youtu.be/j2lFBKV4A4U

Thursday, May 2, 2019

NeoPhotonics posts revenue of $79.4 million

NeoPhotonics reported Q1 2019 revenue of $79.4 million, down 13% quarter-over-quarter and up 16% year-over-year. Gross margin was 19.8%, down from 24.8% in the prior quarter. Non-GAAP diluted net loss per share was $0.19, down from net income per share of $0.05 in the prior quarter

“NeoPhotonics delivered strong year over year growth in our seasonally low first quarter. We are focused on the highest speed coherent solutions that are well-aligned with leading industry trends, which has positioned us to benefit from growing deployments of high baud rate systems for 200G to 600G globally,” said Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics Chairman and CEO. “These higher bandwidth systems accentuate the unique value proposition of our ultra-narrow linewidth lasers and high performance photonic integrated chips,” concluded Mr. Jenks.