Infinera expands R&D with new Ottawa design center

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 -- Infinera has added to its optical networking research and development team with the opening of a new design center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 -- Infinera has added to its optical networking research and development team with the opening of a new design center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ottawa has been a center for optical networking development, and Infinera expects its new center of excellence will tap into the available pool of experience and expertise.

Infinera's 400-Gbps photonic integrated circuit (PIC) is currently in development at its development centers and fab facility in Sunnyvale, CA. Future generations of Infinera optical systems will be designed to take advantage of advanced signal-processing technologies to process vast amounts of data transmitted and received by these and higher-capacity PICs.

Kuang-Tsan Wu, who has joined Infinera to lead the Ottawa team, is an expert in designing optical systems using high-speed electronics and advanced modulation formats. Prior to joining Infinera, Wu led the team that architected Nortel's 40-Gbps coherent receivers with advanced signal-processing technologies. Infinera is currently advertising for a small number of additional engineers to join the Ottawa team.

"I'm very excited to join Infinera and work alongside some of the top engineers in the industry and inside the most innovative optical company in the world," says Wu. "The combination of the PIC and advanced signal-processing technologies provides an opportunity to create a significant disruption in future optical systems."

"We believe the advantages of photonic integration are even more compelling at 400 Gbps than they have been at 100 Gbps," says Infinera chief executive officer Jagdeep Singh. "Infinera believes that putting the best people together is key to finding the best solutions to the challenges facing the world's networks, and establishing ourselves in Ottawa increases our ability to recruit the best of the best."


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