March 10, 2004 San Jose, CA -- Oplink Communications Inc. optical networking components provider, has announced the acquisition of privately held Accumux Technologies Inc., adding important tunable dispersion compensation technology to its photonic hardware service offerings.
The Accumux acquisition expands Oplink's portfolio of tunable dispersion compensation module (TDCM) technologies. The TDCM technology developed by Accumux allows for tunability; multi-channel compensation in the entire C-band; independent slope correction; zero nonlinearity; low ripples in insertion loss and group delay; low polarization dependent loss and low polarization mode dispersion, all in one compact size.
Oplink has continued to strengthen its integrated photonic-electronic design and manufacturing services capabilities both at its San Jose, CA, and offshore facilities in Zhuhai, China, and has created a successful Photonic Foundry business model, offering what it claims are the lowest cost products and services. Oplink will continue to expand its photonic foundry capabilities to include a broader range of subsystem and system level hardware solutions, which expand network capacity and extend network reach for its customers.
"With our integrated passive and active hybrid design service and full service offshore manufacturing capabilities, Oplink offers the most competitive and comprehensive Photonic Foundry Solutions in the industry," contends Mr. Joe Liu, president and CEO of Oplink. "We will continue to strengthen our business model and enhance our Photonic Foundry leadership position through the acquisitions of leading complementary transmission technologies."