9 January 2004 Pleasanton, CA Lightwave --Aduro, Inc., an optical subassembly company, has signed an agreement to acquire Blaze Network Products, a developer of CWDM modules for datacom and a driver behind the IEEE standard for 10-Gigabit Ethernet's LX4 PMD.
Aduro also announced that it has launched its first two OSA product lines, designed specifically for transceiver providers. Ready for production are Aduro's four-channel, 850-nm-based TOSA and ROSA; four-channel, 1300-nm-based TOSAs and ROSAs will be released "soon," according to the company. Both product lines will be capable of transmitting 12.5 Gbits/sec of raw data or 10-Gbits/sec of encoded Ethernet data.
"Building on the success of Blaze's IP and precision, automated factory, Aduro is quickly creating a new business model that enables us to sell some of the most advanced, yet cost-effective, CWDM subassemblies on the market." says Brian Peters, CEO of Aduro. "With the immediate need for multimode transceivers in 10-Gigabit Ethernet systems, we are focusing most of our resources on finalizing a low-cost TOSA for LX4. However, we've also found equal interest for our SX4 in the video market where the signal speeds and distances are mirroring those in the datacom market."
Aduro's subassemblies include the active optical components, the driver or amplifier, the multiplexer, and the coupler all in one small package capable of fitting inside a XENPAK or an X2 module. All the precision manufacturing and test are done on-site in Pleasanton. By the middle of this year, Aduro expects to have all of the Blaze equipment on line and most of the key products converted into subassemblies.