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Electronic devices play an important role in optical communications systems. Modulators, laser and modulator drivers, serializers/deserializers (SerDes), PHYs, MACs, multiplexers/demultiplexers, transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs), and similar devices are the subject of the stories you’ll find on this page.

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MACOM demos linear EML driver for 400G

03/25/2015 At OFC 2015, communications semiconductor vendor M/A-COM Technlogy Solutions Inc. (MACOM) is high...

Microsemi to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor

03/19/2015 Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) will continue its expansion via M&A with the acquisition of Vi...

NXP, Freescale to merge

03/02/2015 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) have agreed ...

OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC

02/26/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on ...

G.fast chips subject of Broadband Forum plugfest

02/12/2015 The Broadband Forum put G.fast devices from seven companies through an interoperability demo at t...

Sckipio touts distance extension for 500-Mbps G.fast broadband access

02/04/2015 G.fast chip start-up Sckipio Technologies says it has demonstrated the use of their technology to...

Intel to buy broadband chip maker Lantiq

02/02/2015 Intel Corp. says it has agreed to acquire Munich-based Lantiq, which develops semiconductors and ...

Avago demos 56-Gbps PAM4 SerDes

01/15/2015 Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has demonstrated what it asserts is the first 56-Gbps pu...

Sckipio gives G.fast a workout at CES

01/07/2015 Semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies is using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Ve...

Vitesse offers SDN/NFV-enabled Carrier Ethernet IC

12/18/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) has unveiled an ...

Broadcom unveils 40G/50G PAM-4 physical layer chip

12/18/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has introduced what it claims is the industry's first high-speed fo...

Broadcom adds carrier features to SDN platform

12/11/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has released version 2.0 of its next-generation OpenFlow Data Plane...

Industry veterans back Silicon Catalyst semiconductor startup incubator

12/11/2014 Silicon Catalyst has launched what the group says is the industry's first incubator for semicondu...

G.fast chip vendor Sckipio Technologies closes Series B funding

12/08/2014 Sckipio Technologies, a startup focused on provision of G.fast modem chipsets, celebrated the rec...

VI Systems offers 12x25G parallel optical test boards

11/25/2014 VI Systems GmbH has introduced its second generation of 12-channel parallel optical transmitter a...
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