Nistica raised $31 million since 2005, including rounds of $8.5 million and $6.5 million in 2011 and 2010, respectively. NTT Electronics Corp. (NEL) is an investor and will continue to hold Nistica shares, the companies said. Fujikura has been an investor in Nistica since 2007.
Why this matters
Bridgewater, New Jersey-based Nistica has been doing its manufacturing with Fujikura in Vietnam, so the acquisition isn't a total surprise. Moreover, Nistica didn't have many obvious buyers among the larger optical components vendors, particularly Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR), JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU) and Oclaro Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR).
Optical components companies have been merging lately, building up breadth, but this deal looks more like a case of vertical integration, with Fujikura bringing one of its components suppliers in-house.
redface, User Rank: Light Beer 12/5/2012 | 5:36:55 PM
re: Edge ROADM Specialist Gets Bought
"Finisar has their own Edge WSS by now, sold like hot cakes."
What is the difference between an edge WSS vs a core WSS anyway? I keep hearing this but don't know the difference. I do know that Nistica builds its WSS using TI's DLP. In the case of Finisar, the edge WSS probably uses the same Lcos platform?
Balet, User Rank: Light Beer 12/5/2012 | 5:36:46 PM
re: Edge ROADM Specialist Gets Bought
I think some of us mix ROADM with WSS.
Nisitica is a WSS maker, specifically Edge WSS (the common termin nowadays across all parties). The Edge ROADM technology, application and cost targets do not require all 9 yards of flex/shmex stuff used by Metro/LH WSS, someitmes called high port count devices.
Finisar and JDSU (and even a bit CoAdna) make both WSS standalone modules and ROADM line cards.
I had been in WSS/ROADM business since 90s, quite early days of that technology, which IMO started with a brutal force Corning's "brick" and a few other 1x2/2x2+VOA boxes. In my past lives, I looked inside I believe all WSS' on market today but Metconnex. I have particiapted in desinging a few of them too.
I am not that involved into ROADM much today, while focusing on more lucrative products and markets, but can help with some answers w/o steping on people's NDAs.
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