Opens 50,000-square-foot planar fabrication, packaging, and test facility in Livingston, Scotland

March 12, 2001

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LIVINGSTON, U.K. -- Kymata Ltd., a global technology leaderproviding next-generation integrated optical devices today announcedthe opening of an additional 50,000-square-foot planar fabrication,packaging and test facility in Livingston, Scotland. This facilitymore than triples its total production capacity; reinforcing Kymata’scommitment to meet the ever growing demands for next generation opticalcomponents and integrated optical devices.The new state-of-the-art facility will be used to increase productionof existing optical components and integrated optical devices, such asthe Arrayed Waveguide Gratings (AWGs) and the Optical Channel PowerMonitor using silica-on-silicon technology. The facility will alsobe used in the future to manufacture next generation integrated opticaldevices using Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology andIBM’s unique silicon oxynitride (SiON) technology licensed to Kymatain November 2000.

“This new world class facility together with our highly skilled teamsenables us to provide our customers with the entire production cycle,including full design, fabrication, testing, and packaging services.This enables us to offer quicker product lead times with increasedreliability,” said Kymata’s Operations Director, Clive Wilson. “Thisnew facility offers class 10, 100 and 1000 clean room facilities andis consistent with Kymata’s commitment to produce the highest qualitynext-generation planar based optical devices.”

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