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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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VPIphotonics updates Transmission & Component Design Suite

06/18/2015 Design software vendor VPIphotonics now offers Version 9.5 of its Transmission & Component De...

Sckipio offers G.fast reference designs, including G.fast on a stick

06/18/2015 Communications IC startup Sckipio Technologies has unveiled a trio of reference designs for CPE t...

Sckipio unveils G.fast SDN initiatives

06/11/2015 G.fast silicon startup Sckipio Technologies has announced a pair of moves aimed at promoting supp...

Intel agrees to buy Altera for $16.7 billion

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Avago to buy Broadcom

05/28/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has agreed to buy communications semiconductor comp...

Sckipio, iTAS collaborate on G.fast distribution point units

05/28/2015 Sckipio Technologies, the G.fast semiconductor startup, leader in G.fast modems and iTAS Technolo...

Ikanos claims G.fast variant shows 1-Gbps performance in Japan and Korea

05/21/2015 Communications semiconductor vendor Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says it has succes...

Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

05/21/2015 G.fast semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-th...

MACOM shipping coherent CFP2 ACO modulator drivers

04/30/2015 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM) it has begun production shipments of two modu...

Luxtera offers PSM4 QSFP28 optical module, silicon photonics chipset

04/09/2015 After a fairly quiet period, silicon photonics pioneer Luxtera has announced a pair of new produc...

PMC-Sierra DIGI-G4 OTN processor supports 4x100G

04/09/2015 PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS) used OFC 2015 last month to launch its latest Optical Transport Ne...

Centec Networks GoldenGate switch chip aims at Broadcom Trident II

04/09/2015 Chinese communications semiconductor vendor Centec Networks recently unveiled the GoldenGate swit...

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 ...

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