Monday, August 30, 2021

ZTE's 1H2021 rise 12% YoY driven by consumer business

ZTE reported operating revenue of RMB 53.07 billion (approximately US$8.2 billion)for the first half of 2021, 12.4% higher than a year earlier. During the period, net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company reached RMB 4.08 billion, an increase of 119.6%, and net profit after extraordinary items attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company amounted to RMB 2.11billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 134.2%. Basic earnings per share was RMB 0.88. 

ZTE notes that it achieved double-digit growth in both its domestic and international revenue for the first half of 2021. 

In domestic market, ZTE's operating revenue was RMB 35.95 billion, a year-on-year increase of 13.2%, accounting for 67.7% of the total operating revenue. In international market, the company's operating revenue t rose 10.8% to RMB 17.12 billion, covering 32.3% of the total operating revenue.

  • Some additional highlights for 1H2021:
  • Operating revenue from the carriers' networks amounted to RMB 35.05 billion
  • Operating revenue of its government and corporate business increased by 17.7% to RMB 5.67 billion, with server and storage products services doubling on a year-on-year basis in domestic market. 
  • In consumer services, ZTE achieved revenue of RMB 12.35 billion, a year-on-year increase of 66.6%, with revenue of its residential terminal services and mobile devices services rising over 90% and  40% respectively. 
  • In the first half of 2021, the company’s R&D spending amounted to RMB 8.86 billion, which was 16.7% as a percentage of operating revenue.


https://www.zte.com.cn/global/about/news/20210827e1.html

CommScope intros modular Fiber Optic Splice Closure

CommScope introduced its modular Fiber Optic Splice Closure (FOSC). The new dome splice closure is designed to speed fiber installation and facilitate the servicing and extensibility of these connections as operators build their networks of the future. The closure allows cables to enter the chassis at several points—with no need to take apart and re-install the entire closure. With the FOSC Modular Splice Closure operators can select a single closure to cover a range of network technologies, topologies, cable types, and installation requirements for their feeder and distribution.

“Our FOSC Modular Splice Closure is a breakthrough in versatility for fiber closures that will help accelerate the deployment of tomorrow’s high-speed broadband networks,” said James DeCoe, vice president, Network Connectivity, CommScope. “With its general availability, operators will be able to simplify their cable installations and have the peace of mind that their connections will continue to be protected as they evolve their networks.”

http://www.commscope.com 

Renesas completes acquisition of Dialog Semi

Renesas Electronics completed its previously announced acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor Plc.  Renesas will fund the cash consideration payable to Dialog shareholders of approximately EUR 4.8 billion (approximately 624.0 billion yen at an exchange rate of 130 yen to the Euro) through a combination of debt, cash on hand and the proceeds of an equity offering of approximately 222.6 billion yen 

Dialog, which is based in Reading, UK, is provider of highly-integrated and power-efficient mixed-signal ICs used in IoT, consumer electronics and high-growth segments of automotive and industrial end-markets. Dialog brings a wide range of product offerings including battery and power management, power conversion, configurable mixed-signal (CMIC), LED drivers, custom mixed-signal ICs (ASICs), and automotive power management ICs (PMICs), wireless charging technology, and more. Dialog also offers broad and differentiated BLE, WiFi and audio system-on-chips (SoCs) that deliver advanced connectivity for a wide range of applications; from smart home/building automation, wearables, to connected medical. All these systems complement and expand Renesas’ leadership portfolio in delivering comprehensive solutions to improve performance and efficiency in high-computing electronic systems. Dialog was founded in 1981 and has 2,300 employees.

“Today represents an important milestone for Renesas. This transaction builds on our long-term strategy to offer a complete set of solutions with more leading-edge analog and mixed signal products that deliver value and innovation to the customers,” said Hidetoshi Shibata, President & CEO of Renesas. 



https://www.renesas.com/br/en/document/ppt/renesas-and-dialog-zoom-webinar-presentation-material


Renesas to acquire Integrated Device Technology for $6.7 billion

Renesas Electronics Corporation of Japan has agreed to acquire Integrated Device Technology (IDT, NASDAQ: IDTI) for approximately US$6.7 billion (approximately 733.0 billion yen at an exchange rate of 110 yen to the dollar), combing two recognized leaders in embedded processors and analog mixed-signal semiconductors. IDT shares are to be acquired at a price of US$49.00 per share. IDT, which is based in San Jose, California, is a leading supplier...

Renesas Electronics Corporation agreed to acquire Intersil for US$22.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate equity value of approximately US$3.2 billion (approximately 321.9 billion yen at an exchange rate of 100 yen to the dollar). Renesas supplies microcontroller (MCU) and system-on-chip (SoC) products and technologies.  Intersil specializes in power management and precision analog capabilities. The acquisition is also expected...

DE-CIX opens Internet Exchange in Phoenix

DE-CIX is adding Phoenix, Arizona as its fifth IX in the U.S. DE-CIX Phoenix will be available at leading data centers throughout the market.

“Phoenix is the new urban technology center of the western U.S. As a core hub for data centers, connectivity is robust, with over 60 long-haul, metro fiber telecom, broadband, and wireless networks traversing the market,” comments Ivo A. Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International. “DE-CIX’s expansion to Phoenix increases our relevance in the North American market, bringing data and interconnection services closer to the users as our locations are now spanning from East to West. We continue to cement our position as the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem in North America and the world.”

  • DE-CIX New York, launched in 2014, is now the leading neutral IX provider in the New York/New Jersey market, with over 260 networks. 
  • DE-CIX Dallas, launched in 2016, is the market’s leading neutral IX, with over 100 networks connected. 
  • DE-CIX Chicago, launched in 2020, is accessible from over 13 data center locations, making it the most distributed IX in that market. 
  • DE-CIX Richmond, announced in 2020, with support from the RVA-IX, is set to become the market’s largest IX. 

https://www.de-cix.net/

Zayo appoints Ginna Raahauge as CIO

Zayo announced the appointment of Ginna Raahauge as Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting directly to Zayo’s CEO, Steve Smith.

Raahauge brings more than 28 years of experience as a CIO and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for global organizations from pre-IPO to Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, Raahauge served as an executive in solution and sales engineering for Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading teams who work with start-ups to enterprises, covering everything from infrastructure through to application development. She previously served as CTO and SVP of strategy, architecture and mergers and acquisitions for Catholic Health Initiatives.

Raahauge currently serves as a technology advisory board member for Greylock Partners and previously served on the advisory board of Sutter Hill Ventures. She is also the co-founder of an angel investment firm, specializing in bringing capital to demographics that have historically been ignored.

https://zayo.com


Kaloom appoints Marc Tremblay as Chief Sales Officer

Kaloom has appointed Marc Tremblay as Chief Sales Officer.

Tremblay most recently led sales teams at Pivotal (later acquired by VMware), generating significant business results and customer satisfaction during the four years he was there. Prior to that Tremblay concluded a successful 30-year career with IBM that saw him lead numerous teams across multiple industries culminating with his role as Vice-President, Communications Sector where his team grew the business 300 percent over four years. In addition, Tremblay has served on numerous Board of Directors including Averna Technologies, Golf Québec and Groupe Conseil OSI where he also served as President.

https://www.kaloom.com/

Saturday, August 28, 2021

OIF begins work on 112G-Extra Short Reach (XSR)+ project

 OIF has initiated work on a new Common Electrical I/O (CEI) 112G Extra Short Reach (XSR)+ project that will allow lower power, multi-source 112Gbps (optimized for 106.25Gbps) electrical I/O interface to be developed with advanced PCB and substrate technology. The project will also support an open ecosystem based on Near Package Optics (NPO) architecture. OIF members are proposing that an “XSR+” type interface is used to add reach for NPO applications over the existing XSR interface to enable a multi-vendor open ecosystem without adding significant power.

During OIF’s Q3 2021 Technical and MA&E Committees Meeting, held virtually August 2-6, two projects under the Physical and Link Layer (PLL) newly formed Management track were also initiated. The first project will transition ownership and maintenance of the Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) from the Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) to OIF. 

The second project will focus on CMIS extensions for co-packaging implementations.


“Our quarterly meetings provide a critical platform for our members to discuss and debate interoperability challenges and industry standards that help OIF continue its mission to accelerate industry innovation,” explained David Stauffer, OIF Physical & Link Layer WG Chair and Kandou. “The new CEI-112G-XSR+ project will help strengthen an open ecosystem for NPO demonstrating OIF’s leadership in next-generation channel definition. Another significant new activity that addresses industry interoperability and standards is OIF’s new Management track. Due to the complementary/synergistic nature of the work with the OIF co-packaged optics, NPO, CEI and coherent optics projects, OIF will take over the ongoing CMIS revisions as well as further enhancements and CMIS extensions under this track.”

In addition, Rob Stone of Facebook was appointed to the OIF Board of Directors, filling an open position. Stone will serve the term for this position that goes through September 2022.

https://www.oiforum.com/oif-reveals-new-common-electrical-i-o-project-to-strengthen-an-open-ecosystem-for-near-package-optics-architecture-launches-management-track-and-facebook-joins-board-of-directors-at-q3-2021-virtual-m/

Service Assurance: Why is my Network Performance Inconsistent?

Our 2021 Service Assurance Report, which looks at top CSP service initiatives (5G, fiber build-out, edge, SD-WAN, SASE) and examines the importance of service assurance to the success of these initiatives. We provide strategies on building future-ready service assurance for business and technology leaders at CSPs, networking vendors, and system integrators.

In this video, Jim Carroll and Roy Chua discuss highlights of the report.

https://youtu.be/i6VTokSwPVs


Download the 2021 Service Assurance Report here: https://ngi.how/sa-2021

Dell'Oro: Disaggregated DWDM equipment market up 36% in Q2

Disaggregated DWDM systems revenue outperformed the broader optical transport market in 2Q 2021, growing 36 percent year-over-year while the total WDM market was nearly unchanged from the year-ago quarter, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. As a result of the strong quarter, the forecast for disaggregated DWDM systems was further raised.

"Disaggregated DWDM systems outperformed the broader market, demonstrating the growing adoption of this platform type," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "Really what we see is that this type of platform architecture, where transponder units are independent of the line systems, is being more widely embraced beyond the Internet content providers. Also, it is no longer just for metro applications. Recently, the highest growth rates have been from long-haul applications," added Yu.

Highlights from 2Q 2021 Quarterly Report:

  • The top manufacturers by revenue share for disaggregated transponder units were Ciena, Infinera, and Cisco.
  • The immediate need to migrate to higher speed, better performing transponder technology has been one of the main drivers for using disaggregated transponder units. As a result, 400+ Gbps wavelengths were the fastest-growing line speeds on these systems.
  • The outlook for disaggregated transponder units was raised due to the higher rate of adoption outside of hyperscalers. We now forecast revenue for this equipment type to surpass $2 billion this year.

https://www.delloro.com/news/disaggregated-dwdm-equipment-market-up-36-percent-in-2q-2021/

Telia Carrier adds PoP in Flexential data center in Hillsboro, OR

Telia Carrier activated a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the Flexential Hillsboro 2 data center in Oregon. 

Telia Carrier notes that the Portland/Hillsboro area has the second-highest growth rate for data center development in North America, according to real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group, due to terabit traffic demands in the region and the abundance of sustainable, low cost hydro power, as well as tax incentives and green power sources.

The Flexential data center cluster in Hillsboro, OR is one of the fastest growing in the market, with a third building opening this fall to increase the campus to 700,000 square feet. Telia Carrier is entering Hillsboro 2 with a fully diverse Terabit Scale IP PoP deployment providing diverse connectivity to Flexential’s subsea cable system operators with multiple cables landing in the facility, serving the Pacific Northwest and Asia Pacific destinations including Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

“Adding a new PoP in the Hillsboro 2 data center is part of Telia Carrier’s overall growth initiative helping to expand our reach to support new cloud regions, applications and content on the West Coast,” said Stephen Hartman, Head of North America Sales, Telia Carrier. “Fulfilling demand from the subsea cables coming into the Flexential facility in Hillsboro from Asia Pacific regions, we support the needs of current and future customers, and enhance the ecosystem as one of the strategic sites servicing the region.”

“With our Portland-Hillsboro data center campus expanding this fall to include a third facility, we are reinforcing our 20-year commitment to building and operating a highly-connected data center footprint in the Pacific Northwest,” said Ryan Mallory, Chief Operating Officer, Colocation Services, Flexential, “With the addition of the Telia Carrier PoP at this location we are better able to support our growing customer base by offering them additional carrier choice and connectivity to one of the worlds largest global IP backbones.”

http://www.Teliacarrier.com

Telia Carrier opens PoP in Denver

Telia Carrier launched a a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Flexential’s data center in Aurora, Colorado. The partnership will allow Flexential’s customers to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s fiber backbone and connectivity providing cloud, application, content providers and Enterprise customers with new diverse routes and capacity at Terabit scale.   The partnership and expansion allow existing Flexential customers in the region access...

Telia Carrier launched a new PoP at MDC Data Centers' (Formerly McAllen Data Center) El Paso facility. The new PoP in El Paso provides scalable multi-terabit capacity and connectivity, enhancing the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.With data centers in McAllen, Laredo, Nogales and El Paso; MDC focuses on interconnecting the world with Mexico...

Telia Carrier opens POP near MAREA’s cable landing station in Bilbao

Telia Carrier launched a new Point-of-Presence at Telxius’ interconnection rich Derio Communications Hub located near Bilbao, Spain, only a few kilometers from MAREA’s submarine cable landing station.The Derio Communications Hub is a  combination of an expanded cable landing station and a fully-fledged PoP, the first of its kind in EMEA.  The 2,000 sqm carrier-neutral TIER III facility offers up to 4 MW of power and is specially designed...


Dell'Oro upgrades 2021 outlook for RAN market

Preliminary findings suggest the RAN market continued to operate at elevated levels in the second quarter, showing remarkable resilience in the face of various risks including the on-going pandemic, supply chain shortages, and export restrictions, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.

“The underlying long-term growth drivers have not changed and continue reflect the shift from 4G to 5G, new FWA and enterprise capex, and the transitions towards active antenna systems,” said Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group. “At the same time, a string of indicators suggest this output acceleration is still largely driven by the shift from 4G to 5G, which continued at a torrid pace in the quarter, even as LTE surprised on the upside,” continued Pongratz.


Additional highlights from the 2Q 2021 RAN report:

  • RAN rankings did not change – Huawei and ZTE were the No.1 and No.2 suppliers in China while Ericsson and Nokia maintained their No.1 and No.2 positions outside of China.
  • Revenue shares changed slightly – preliminary estimates suggest Ericsson and Samsung recorded revenue share gains outside of China, while Huawei and ZTE improved their positions in China.
  • The RAN market remains on track for a fourth consecutive year of growth. The short-term outlook has been revised upward – total RAN is now projected to advance 10 percent to 15 percent in 2021.

https://www.delloro.com/news/2021-outlook-upgraded-for-ran-market/

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Marvell reports revenue growth in cloud infrastructure

Marvell reported net revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal 2022 of $1.076 billion. GAAP net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $(276) million, or $(0.34) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2022 was $284 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for the second quarter was $222 million.


"Marvell delivered record revenue of $1.076 billion in the fiscal second quarter, above the midpoint of guidance, growing 29 percent sequentially and 48 percent year over year. Growth was driven by the data center, which now represents Marvell's largest end market at 40 percent of total revenue, benefiting from our growing momentum in the fast-growing cloud infrastructure market," said Matt Murphy, Marvell's President and CEO. "I am pleased that stand-alone Marvell and the acquired Inphi businesses both contributed to our strong year-over-year revenue growth. We expect year-over-year revenue growth will accelerate in the third quarter, led by substantial contributions from the cloud data center market. In addition, we expect our 5G business to continue to grow with strong sequential revenue growth in the third quarter, and a significant step up projected in the fourth quarter."

An investor presentation is online.


https://investor.marvell.com/

EXFO completes going-private transaction

EXFO completed its previously-announced going-private transaction and subordinate voting shares of EXFO will be voluntarily and imminently de-listed from the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.

A corporation controlled by Germain Lamonde acquired all the issued and outstanding subordinate voting shares of EXFO, other than the subordinate voting shares held by the purchaser, for US $6.25 per subordinate voting share in cash.

"As we're about to write a new chapter in EXFO's 36-year history, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to shareholders, customers and employees around the world as we heard you loud and clear with your overwhelming support and confidence in our going-private transaction," said Germain Lamonde, EXFO's founder and majority shareholder. "EXFO has built a tremendous reputation as a disruptive innovator and partner of choice with best-of-class support and service on a global basis. Although a competitor created unnecessary noise during this privatization process to reduce the competitive environment, I can assure all customers that EXFO is emerging stronger and more determined than ever to continue making a difference in your networks while expanding our leadership in the telecom test and service assurance industry."

https://www.exfo.com/en/

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Sparkle to build Panama Digital Gateway

Sparkle and Trans Ocean Network, a Panamanian telecommunications company, will form a  joint venture in Panama for the construction of an open landing and connectivity center that aims to become the digital hub for all Central America, the Andean region and the Caribbean.

Panama Digital Gateway, which will be located in Panama City, will offer 3,200 square meters of colocation space for over 600 racks and 5 MW of power. The new building targets a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.4.

The hub will be integrated with Sparkle’s global backbone - more than 600,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia - and will also be the landing point of existing and upcoming submarine cables looking for a diversified entry way to Central America, thus strengthening the role of Panama as the strategic digital hub between North and South America.

“The development of infrastructures in the Americas represents a pillar of Sparkle's strategic plan to consolidate its positioning in the telecommunications wholesale market while reinforcing its offering of digital solutions to enterprises.”, explained Elisabetta Romano, CEO of Sparkle. “The construction of the hub in Panama, a natural crossroad of Central America and a bridge between the Atlantic and the Pacific as well as a strategic hub between North and South America, is a project of fundamental importance for the landing of new submarine cables and the creation of an ecosystem of interconnected players.”

“Panama Digital Gateway consolidates and positions Panama as the digital hub of the region, strengthening the connectivity of our country, and becoming a strategic interconnection offer for OTTs, carriers and enterprises”, stated Joaquín Victoria Díaz, General Manager of Trans Ocean Network. “We are very pleased to be participating in the construction and operation of this open hub in conjunction with a partner of experience and global scale such as Sparkle.”


Sparkle powers Curie subsea cable with Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme

Sparkle is enhancing its fibers on the Curie submarine cable with Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) technology, enabling a total transmission capacity of up to 450Gbps per channel – which is two times faster than previously available technology - across the 10,476km cable. This will result in an ultimate capacity of up to 19Tbps and a 30 percent increase in the network’s ability, giving end-users the possibility to enjoy more HD video and cloud computing applications.

Sparkle will also have direct connectivity between data centers in the U.S. and Chile using Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme Submarine Network Solution powered by WL5e. In addition, through Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, Sparkle will be provided with real-time intelligence and visibility to help its network proactively identify connectivity issues.

“Curie is a major addition for Sparkle, as it expands our American backbone with direct Chile to U.S. connectivity. WaveLogic 5 pushes the envelope and helps us execute on our network evolution plans to continue supporting next-generation applications that require endless bandwidth,” commented Enrico Bagnasco, Sparkle’s Chief Technology Officer.

“Ciena’s coherent optical innovations are the industry gold standard. With WaveLogic 5, Sparkle can boost network scalability and forge a path to support the digital economy,” added Fabio Medina, Ciena’s General Manager and Vice President of Sales in Latin America. “Sparkle’s upgraded network opens a new connectivity route to Chile and enables its customers to have faster, more reliable bandwidth as they stream content and use the cloud.”


Sparkle adds fiber pair on Google’s Curie US-Chile cable

TI Sparkle will gain access to a fiber pair on Google's new Curie submarine cable system connecting Los Angeles to Valparaiso, Chile.

The new fiber pair on Curie will be fully integrated with Sparkle’s global backbone, increasing redundancy and offering a fourth diversified route to directly connect South and North America, complementing its 2017 addition of the Seabras-1 cable in the Atlantic.

Sparkle said its newest highways, Curie in the Pacific and Seabras-1 in the Atlantic, position it as the best-in-class choice for OTTs, ISPs, enterprises, Content/Application Providers and Asian players looking for global connectivity through its City2City transport service and its global Tier-1, Seabone IP transit service.

LINX and Telehouse NYIIX interconnection goes live in U.S.

TELEHOUSE NYIIX and the London Internet Exchange (LINX) activated their new joint U.S. interconnection service, bringing together two major Internet Exchange Points (IXP). The route between NYIIX in New York and LINX NoVA — a fast-growing interconnection platform based out of Ashburn, Manassas and Reston in Northern Virginia — is now officially live.

The new service interconnects the entities’ mutual ecosystems, empowering members of each IXP with expanded peering opportunities. The partnership also provides member networks with a redundant and resilient route from New York to Northern Virginia.


Akio Sugeno, VP of Engineering for TELEHOUSE NYIIX, says “This partnership combines the robust resources of two advantageous peering fabrics, making the whole even greater than the sum of its parts. Empowering data and IT is about getting data where it needs to go as efficiently as possible, and we’re proud to be architecting the solution that achieves that for our growing array of members. We look forward to seeing how this service helps customers thrive in the digital economy.”

https://www.linx.net/news/nyiix-nova-goes-live/

Windstream Enterprise offers unlimited Cellular Broadband

Windstream Enterprise (WE) introduced new unlimited plans for Cellular Broadband for providing a primary connection method for customer locations that have limited access options available, while also acting as a secondary SD-WAN connection that offers seamless failover in a standby configuration by providing redundancy to other network connections. The solution offers visibility and reporting via WE Connect portal from Windstream Enterprise.


Unlimited Cellular Broadband is now available in three data plan options.

“Keeping your network up and running is critical for every business and ensuring rapid connectivity to remote locations is essential,” said Mike Flannery, chief marketing officer of Windstream Enterprise. “Unlimited Cellular Broadband is a reliable and cost-effective strategy that will contribute to an effective business continuity plan.”

http://www.windstreamenterprise.com

AT&T's 5G network now support IoT powered by Cisco

AT&T and Cisco have introduced 5G network capabilities to boost performance for Internet of Things (IoT) applications across the US.

The AT&T 5G network is now ready to deliver lower latency and faster speeds for enterprise customer IoT deployments using 5G certified devices. The service is powered by Cisco.


AT&T and Cisco currently manage millions of connected devices spanning manufacturing, utilities, transportation, public sector, retail, and healthcare industries as well as public safety on FirstNet, built with AT&T, through AT&T’s 4G LTE and low-power IoT cellular networks.

AT&T Control Center powered by Cisco gives businesses near real-time visibility of all the IoT devices on their network and helps mitigate security risks, identifies anomalies in data usage and optimizes traffic classification reporting.

https://about.att.com/story/2021/att_cisco_launch_5g.html

Analog Devices completes acquisition of Maxim

Analog Devices completed its previously announced acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products in an all-stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion. The deal was first announced on July 13th.

The combined company will have trailing twelve-month revenue of over $9 billion and free cash flow of over $3 billion on a pro forma basis.

“Today is a tremendous milestone for ADI and I’m delighted to welcome the Maxim team, who share our passion for solving our customers’ most complex technology problems,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. “With more than 10,000 engineers and the increased breadth and depth of our best-in-class technologies, we are well-positioned to develop even more complete, cutting-edge solutions for our customers. Together, we will drive the next waves of analog semiconductor innovation, while engineering a healthier, safer and more sustainable future for all.”




https://investor.analog.com/static-files/52340411-401f-4554-ad4e-a7b4299501b9

Rockley Photonics looks to SkyWater for wafer processing

SkyWater Technology and Rockley Photonics have broadened their engagement to include wafer back-end-of-line processing for Rockley’s spectrophotometer-on-a-chip health monitoring solution. The expanded relationship with SkyWater, which is part of the multi-sourcing efforts at Rockley, will enhance Rockley’s manufacturing network reliability and scalability.

Specifically, Rockley utilized SkyWater’s Advanced Technology Services through the development phase, transitioned to production Wafer Services for front-end processing, and now utilizes back-end-of-line assembly capabilities at SkyWater’s advanced packaging facility in Florida. 

Rockley’s recently announced “clinic-on-the-wrist” digital health sensor system has the potential to provide wearable devices with a new range of sensing capabilities that includes continuous, non-invasive monitoring of multiple biomarkers: core body temperature, blood pressure, body hydration, alcohol level, lactate, and glucose, among others. 

SkyWater’s Technology as a Service (TaaS) model combines process R&D, wafer fabrication, and advanced packaging technology services to provide customers with powerful competitive advantages, including supply chain transparency, robust IP protection, and an accelerated time to market.

“SkyWater provides us with a domestic U.S. source for advanced wafer-level components which is a critical part of our multi-source supply chain strategy. As we target high-volume consumer and industrial applications, deepening our connection with SkyWater is an important step in expanding our manufacturing ecosystem,” said Dr. Andrew Rickman, chief executive officer and founder of Rockley Photonics.

“This is an excellent example of the value our TaaS model brings to our customers to develop customized manufacturing solutions that enable their differentiated technologies,” said Thomas Sonderman, SkyWater president and CEO. “Rockley’s innovative silicon photonics platform is an important breakthrough in the fast-growing health wearables market and aligns with SkyWater’s market strategy, extending our value chain for this application space. We’re excited to be Rockley’s strategic supplier in the U.S. to provide them with both front-end and back-end-of-line solutions to help Rockley bring its transformational technology to market.”

http://www.rockleyphotonics.com

http://www.skywatertechnology.com

Rockley Photonics to begin trading on NYSE as RKLY

Rockley Photonics, a leading global silicon photonics firm, completed its business combination with SC Health Corp. The combined company will retain the Rockley Photonics, Ltd. name as a subsidiary of Rockley Photonics Holdings, Ltd., which will commence trading on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol “RKLY” on August 12. The approximately $167.8 million in gross proceeds available to Rockley following the combination is expected to enable the...

Rockley Photonics unveils spectrophotometer-on-a-chip module

Rockley Photonics revealed its complete full-stack, “clinic-on-the-wrist” digital health sensor system based on its own spectroscopy technology. Rockley’s sensor module generates a large number of discrete laser outputs from a single silicon chip covering a broad optical band. The sensor non-invasively probes beneath the skin to analyze blood, interstitial fluids, and various layers of the dermis for constituents and physical phenomena of interest....

Hengtong Rockley demos 800G QSFP-DD800 DR8 pluggable

Hengtong Rockley Technology Co. announced an 800G QSFP-DD800 DR8 optical module based on EML technology.There are two main form factors for 800G MSA: OSFP and QSFP-DD800. Because of the tight space, QSFP-DD800 module design has been considered as the most challenging, in term of layout, signal integrity and thermal management. Hengtong Rockley is adapting 7nm DSP with built-in drivers, and COB structure to achieve this 800G QSFP-DD800 DR8 design,...