Oclaro to deliver lasers for Intel’s Light Peak

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Oclaro has announced the availability of a new VCSEL for the Intel Light Peak technology market. Light Peak is designed to leverage optical technology to connect electronic devices such as peripherals, workstations, displays, disk drives, and docking stations.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 -- Oclaro has announced the availability of a new VCSEL for the Intel Light Peak technology market. Light Peak is designed to leverage optical technology to connect electronic devices such as peripherals, workstations, displays, disk drives, and docking stations.

Oclaro says that Intel's Light Peak technology will bring optical technology to the mainstream and offers Oclaro the opportunity to further expand the applicability of its products into new markets such as computing and consumer electronics devices.

As previously reported, Intel's Light Peak platform is designed to deliver high bandwidth to several mass market consumer applications starting at 10 Gbps (see "Avago, IPtronics, join with Intel on Light Peak effort" and "Ensphere Solutions joins Light Peak pursuit with transceiver IC "). The technology has the potential to scale to 100 Gbps over the next decade.

Light Peak consists of a controller chip and an optical module that would be included in platforms supporting this technology. Intel plans to supply the controller chip. Oclaro plans to supply its VCSEL for the optical module.

"A core part of Oclaro's strategy is to expand into adjacent markets where we can leverage our optical technology and solutions to deliver value for customers," said Yves Le Maitre, executive vice president and division manager of the Advanced Photonics Solutions Division, Oclaro. "Oclaro has already ramped very high volume production of similar VCSEL lasers in another consumer application and, as a result, has the technology and manufacturing scale necessary to effectively serve the Light Peak market."

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