Omron expands networking portfolio with Aduro

Omron reached an agreement to acquire Aduro, a Silicon Valley manufacturer of precision high-speed optical subassemblies.

PLEASANTON, CA - Omron reached an agreement to acquire Aduro, a Silicon Valley manufacturer of precision high-speed optical subassemblies. Omron’s Electronic Components Business unit-the American subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a $5.6 billion global supplier of electronics and control system components and services-assumed the assets of Aduro on December 30, 2005, and has established a subsidiary called Omron Network Products (ONP), which includes the entire Aduro team. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Aduro was established in 2003 after buying Blaze Network Products. According to the company, its LX4 ROSA has already been accepted by a number of major optical transceiver companies.

Omron says the acquisition brings great synergy to it operations, as the company has been developing a line of optical component products including CWDM devices, passive optical switches, and microlens arrays. The company says the acquisition immediately places it among the leading suppliers of integrated, CWDM transmit optical subassemblies (TOSA) and receive optical subassemblies (ROSA) for the 10-Gigabit Ethernet and high-definition video markets.

The new entity plans to launch FTTH and home network products in the Japanese market, and for the consumer electronic market in general.

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