Oclaro Adds Mintera to the Fold
Because Couder today opened his company's wallet for the second time in eight months as Oclaro slammed down $12 million in cash as an upfront payment for optical subsystem specialist Mintera Corp. , with an extra payment of up to $20 million, depending on financial performance during the next 18 months. (See Mintera Nabs Nokia Siemens and Fujitsu Picks Mintera.)
(Mintera generated revenues of around $20 million during the 12 months to 30 June: If its product lines manage revenues of $70 million in the next 18 months, then the maximum extra $20 million will be paid.)
According to Oclaro, the move gives it extra 40-Gbit/s capabilities -- adding long haul to its existing metro and regional products -- and adds to its 100-Gbit/s coherent developments. (See Oclaro Sets 100G Plan and Oclaro Qualifies at 40G.)
It also adds DPSK (Differential Phase Shift Keying) modules to Oclaro's existing range of DQPSK (Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying) products, enabling Oclaro to offer components and subsystems "covering all of the major modulation technologies necessary for high-performance 40 Gbps data transmission in regional, metro, long-haul (LH) and ultra Long-Haul (ULH) networks."
The move follows Oclaro's recent investment in ClariPhy Communications Inc. , and its acquisition of ROADM specialist Xtellus Inc. (See ClariPhy Raises $24M to Chase 100G, Oclaro Makes Its ROADM Bid, and Why Oclaro Picked Xtellus.)
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading