Photonera acquires Intexys

APRIL 15, 2009 -- Photonera, a provider of integrated photonics technology for ultra-dense, high-speed interconnection systems, has announced the acquisition of Intexys Photonics.

APRIL 15, 2009 -- Photonera, a provider of integrated photonics technology for ultra-dense, high-speed interconnection systems, has announced the acquisition of Intexys Photonics, a manufacturer of high-speed optical modules based in Toulouse, France.

Founded in 2002, Intexys commercialized the use of micro-assembly hybridization technologies for the production of terabit parallel optical modules for high-volume manufacturing.

According to Dr. Tom Fong, vice president of marketing at Photonera, "I am delighted to announce this acquisition. With its disruptive, patented hybridization platform, Intexys has played a key role in driving the commercial growth of 10-Gbps parallel optics solutions and has enabled a large number of commercial and consumer applications."

"The demand on bandwidth has grown exponentially," said Dr. Narinder Kapany, chairman of Photonera. "Providing the market with reliable, cost-effective solutions has been the differentiator for Intexys. As part of Photonera, we will build on this commitment together."

Under the terms of this agreement, Photonera will acquire all assets and IP needed to continue and to grow the business with all existing products. Photonera will retain key employees of Intexys to continue serving the current customers.

Photonera designs, manufactures, and markets highly integrated optical subassemblies and modules for high-speed applications based on its patented flip-chip hybridization technology. The company provides multi-standard-compliant transmitter and receiver solutions for serial and parallel optical interconnects. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Photonera has R&D centers in Sunnyvale, France, and Taiwan.

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