ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Today at OFC/NFOEC, silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. announced an agreement with a large semiconductor foundry as well as relationships with strategic partners: semiconductor solutions provider Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) and laser supplier BinOptics Corporation. These partnerships will provide Kotura with an effective supply chain to commercialize Kotura's 100G Optical Engine -- a key component in the just-announced industry-first 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) 4x25 WDM, QSFP+ module.
The addition of a large Japanese foundry is an ideal complement to Kotura's existing in-house fab. Kotura will leverage the capabilities of the outside foundry partner for high-volume production of its Optical Engine -- a low-power, integrated, 100 Gb/s chip solution that supports the interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and high performance computing. Kotura is the only silicon photonics provider to offer both Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and a parallel version of its Optical Engine in a 3.5 watts QSFP package.
"Our silicon photonics solutions resolve price, performance and reliability issues not currently being addressed by existing approaches," said Jean-Louis Malinge, Kotura president and CEO. "In a world full of applications with pressing bandwidth and performance needs, there is tremendous opportunity for silicon photonics to heed the call, starting with the data center market as our primary target. This foundry partnership offers Kotura the fastest and most reliable path to mass production and the ability to scale to meet this demand."