Opto Speed and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. sign distribution agreement for Japan

February 5, 2003--Optoelectronic module manufacturer Opto Speed has signed a distribution agreement with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a Japanese trading firm and global business creator, to sell and support Opto Speed's suite of high-value-added products in the Japanese market.

Feb 5th, 2003

Optoelectronic module manufacturerOpto Speed, headquartered in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, has signed a distribution agreement with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a Japanese trading firm and global business creator, to sell and support Opto Speed's suite of high-value-added products in the Japanese market.

Among Mitsui's thousand subsidiary companies, Mitsui's Semiconductor Business Group subsidiaries keep expanding their business in the optical device industry. Mitsui has chosen to work together with Opto Speed because of Opto Speed's Indium Phosphide core technology. Mitsui expects this alliance to bring good synergy effects to its subsidiaries and to further expand its optoelectronics business.

Opto Speed offers transceiver manufacturers a complementary set of 622-Mbit/sec, 1.25-Gbit/sec, 2.5-Gbit/sec, 10-Gbit/sec and 40-Gbit/sec photodetectors, Fabry Perot, and DFB lasers at both 1300-nm and 1550-nm wavelengths as well as 1300-nm and 1550-nm Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers. Opto Speed also designs and manufactures high power, high bandwidth Superluminescent LEDs for applications in communications as well as the medical, lighting, and also test and measurement sectors.

Finally, Opto Speed has developed an Optical Front End, which combines a 40-Gbit/sec photodiode with electronic transimpedance and post amplifiers with differential output monolithically integrated on a single InP chip. The integrated Optical Front End is one of the first commercially available monolithically integrated optical components and is currently being tested by several potential customers, say company representatives.


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