Photonera aims to address growing bandwidth needs with Intexys acquisition

APRIL 16, 2009--Photonera (Sunnyvale, CA), a company launched in 2007 to provide integrated photonics technology for ultra-dense, high-speed interconnection systems, says it has acquired Intexys Photonics (Toulouse, France). Founded in 2002, Intexys commercialized the use of micro-assembly hybridization technologies for the production of terabit parallel optical modules for high-volume manufacturing.

APRIL 16, 2009--"The demand on bandwidth has grown exponentially," said Dr. Narinder Kapany, chairman of Photonera. "Providing the market with reliable, cost-effective solutions has been the differentiator for Intexys. As part of Photonera, we will build on this commitment together."

Kapany's remarks commemorated his company's acquisition of Intexys Photonics(Toulouse, France). Intexys, founded in 2002, commercialized the use of micro-assembly hybridization technologies for the production of terabit parallel optical modules for high-volume manufacturing. Photonera (Sunnyvale, CA) was founded five years later, in 2007, to provide integrated photonics technology for ultra-dense, high-speed interconnection systems.

"With its disruptive, patented hybridization platform, Intexys has played a key role in driving the commercial growth of 10-Gbps parallel optics solutions and has enabled a large number of commercial and consumer applications," said Photonera's marketing VP Dr. Tom Fong.

Under the terms of this agreement, Photonera will acquire all assets and IP needed to continue and to grow the business with all existing products. Photonera will retain key employees of Intexys to continue serving the current customers.

Photonera designs, manufactures, and markets highly integrated optical subassemblies and modules for high-speed applications based on its patented flip-chip hybridization technology. The company provides multi-standard-compliant transmitter and receiver solutions for serial and parallel optical interconnects. Besides its Silicon Valley headquarters, Photonera has R&D centers in France and Taiwan.

Photonera is privately held and funded by angel investors. The team has over 50 years of experience among them delivering innovative photonics solutions to a broad range of appplications.

For further information see the websites of Photonera and Intexys.

Posted by Barbara G. Goode, barbarag@pennwell.com, for Laser Focus World.

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