ClariPhy raises $14M

ClariPhy announces new funding round led by Nokia Siemens Networks

June 20, 2011

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IRVINE, Calif. -- ClariPhy Communications, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-high speed mixed signal, digital signal processing (MXSP) ICs for optical networks, announced today it has secured $14M in new financing. The funding round was led by Nokia Siemens Networks, a global supplier of telecommunications equipment and services, and also included existing investors. The investment strengthens ClariPhy’s capability to drive volume deployment of state of the art system-on-chips (SoCs) for coherent optical transmission at data rates of 40 gigabits per second (40G, 100G and beyond).

The widespread adoption of smart phones, the surge in IPTV deployments, and emerging cloud computing applications are driving capacity upgrades in optical transport networks worldwide. To meet growing bandwidth requirements in optical transport networks, ClariPhy is developing a new class of single-chip CMOS SoCs that uses advanced DSP driven coherent modulation schemes to increase reach and tolerance to impairments for optical networks while reducing cost of ownership. ClariPhy is the first semiconductor vendor to deliver SoCs targeting 40G coherent networks in 40nm CMOS, which provides a strong foundation for its SoC roadmap focused on further reduction in power consumption by leveraging 28nm and smaller geometries.

“We are pleased to announce this financing and to welcome Nokia Siemens Networks as a partner,” said Paul Voois, CEO of ClariPhy. “Service providers are upgrading their networks to scale with ever-growing capacity requirements, driving optical networking OEMs to incorporate silicon solutions that deliver maximum performance and flexibility. Leveraging our extensive internal expertise in mixed signal design and scalable DSP architecture, our broad library of IP, and our backend integration capabilities, we are developing both standard and custom IC products that for the first time give all OEMs access to coherent transmission technology. The compelling economics of coherent transmission for service providers is the key driver for such strong industry participation in our recent financings.”

ClariPhy Communications Inc.

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