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NeoPhotonics Buys IC Outfit

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the semiconductor optical components business unit (OCU) of LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd. LAPIS Semiconductor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ROHM Co. Ltd. OCU is to be acquired by NeoPhotonics Semiconductor GK, a Japanese subsidiary of NeoPhotonics. The LAPIS Semiconductor OCU business is a leader in high speed semiconductor and high speed laser and photodetector devices for communications networks. The company’s, lasers, photodetectors and analog semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) are critical elements of coherent and other high speed optical transmission devices. OCU was an early innovator in high speed optoelectronics and the business today is among the leading producers of both analog electronic ICs and photonic solutions for the current generation of 100G modules used in accelerating deployments. Today’s rapidly accelerating demand for bandwidth is driving increasing needs for capable, scalable telecommunication networks. These advanced network systems are increasingly relying upon photonic integration technologies based on advanced components and scalable device integration approaches. This transaction is intended to further accelerate the development of NeoPhotonics Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology by coupling complex optical devices and analog semiconductor ICs within the same platform. In addition, the NeoPhotonics technology portfolio would expand to include high speed semiconductor devices for signal generation and amplification, which are designed to enable advanced modulation methodologies, enhanced performance, and reduced power consumption in communications networks. NeoPhotonics Corp.

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