CyOptics Buys Inplane Photonics

Acquisition of 'Silica-on-Silicon' PLC technology expands CyOptics’ toolbox for photonic integrated circuits

November 7, 2007

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LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- CyOptics, Inc., a leader in Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies, today announced the acquisition of Inplane Photonics, a leading manufacturer of Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLCs) for optical networks in Telecommunications and Defense applications. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Inplane’s unique industry leading silica-on-silicon PLC technology enables the integration of optical circuits for data transmission, distribution, detection and conditioning on multi-function silicon chips. This integration allows the miniaturization of components for optical communication networks in a variety of markets, from Telecom to Bio-Photonics and Test & Measurement. The acquisition expands CyOptics’ Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) technology platforms through the combination of monolithic and hybrid integration of InP laser and detector arrays onto PLCs. This integration will reduce dramatically the number of individual components required, thereby increasing the functionality and lowering the cost of the overall solution.

“The addition of Inplane’s complementary PLC technology will bring new capabilities to CyOptics’ PICs and will allow us to enhance the integration features of our products,” said Ed Coringrato, CEO of CyOptics. “The combination of best-in-class InP and PLC technology will create a unique capability in the market. We will also leverage the PLC technology to further expand Inplane’s and CyOptics’ many existing engagements with the Defense industry.”

CyOptics Inc.

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