SAN JOSE, Calif.--March 29, 2013 -- 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 that it has completed the acquisition of the semiconductor optical components business unit (OCU) of LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a leading designer and manufacturer of high speed lasers, laser drivers, photodiodes and amplifiers for high speed networks. OCU was previously the component division of OKI Electric for high speed lasers and high speed III-V amplifiers before it was acquired by ROHM Semiconductor in 2008. As of the closing, the OCU business was merged into and now operates as NeoPhotonics Semiconductor GK, a Japanese subsidiary of NeoPhotonics.
“We are pleased to have closed the previously announced acquisition of the optical components unit of LAPIS Semiconductor in accordance with our purchase agreement and earlier than planned,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We look forward to this expansion of our 100G product suite, our further strategic expansion into the Japan market, the addition of new global network equipment and module customers, and expanding our business opportunities with our current mutual customers.”