Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GigOptix to launch 40G and 100G bundled solutions

ECOC 2010, PALO ALTO, USA: GigOptix Inc., a leading supplier of high performance electronic and electro-optic components that enable next generation 40G and 100G optical networks, will showcase its 40G and 100G Bundled Solutions at the 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Torino, Italy on September 20-22, 2010.

The Bundled Solutions represent what GigOptix believes is an industry first for a company providing a complete solution set comprised of a Transimpendance Amplifier (TIA), Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) with a matched driver for an optical application.

The Bundled Solution reduces customer engineering expenditure, accelerates time-to-market for new products and enables customers to leverage GigOptix’ industry leading low power solutions with enhanced cost efficiencies. GigOptix Bundles will address 40G DPSK, 40G RZ-DQPSK as well as Coherent 40G and 100G DP-QPSK applications.

“As a leading supplier of the TIAs and drivers used to implement 10G, 40G and 100G optical transponders in high performance telecom communications systems, we have developed an excellent understanding of our customers’ challenges at the system level. Our Bundled Solutions, comprised of a driver, modulator and receiver amplifier, are a new approach representing a strong value proposition for customers as well as a competitive advantage for GigOptix as these products are not currently available from any other single supplier,” stated Padraig O’Mathuna, GigOptix VP of Marketing.

“Today’s supply chain requires customers to buy a modulator from one vendor, a driver from a second and a TIA potentially from a third vendor. Ensuring that all these components are correctly matched is critical for the optimal performance of the system and poses a challenge when designing, for example, a 100G transponder for manufacture. At GigOptix, the TIA, driver and modulator designs are optimized to work together to achieve the best performance and power efficiency while reducing customers’ R&D costs and development cycles.

“With our TFPS MZM moving to production at our contract manufacturing partner Sanmina-SCI (Nasdaq NM: SANM), GigOptix is meeting the design, logistical and cost issues challenging our customers by offering a fully integrated solution through a simplified supply chain.”

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