Opto Speed signs with Mitsui for distribution in Japan

10 February 2003 -- Switzerland's Opto Speed has signed a distribution agreement for Mitsui to sell and support its optoelectronic module products in the Japanese market.

10 February 2003 -- Switzerland's Opto Speed has signed a distribution agreement for Mitsui & Co Ltd to sell and support its optoelectronic module products in the Japanese market.

Mitsui's Semiconductor Business Group subsidiaries are expanding their business in the optical device industry, and Opto Speed says that Mitsui chose to work with it because of its indium phosphide (InP) core technology.

Opto Speed offers transceiver manufacturers a complementary set of 622Mbit/s, 1.25Gbit/s, 2.5Gbit/s, 10Gbit/s and 40Gbit/s photodetectors, Fabry Perot and DFB lasers at both 1300 and 1550nm wavelengths as well as 1300 and 1550nm semiconductor optical amplifiers. It also designs and manufactures high-power, high-bandwidth superluminescent LEDs, and has developed an Optical Front End, which combines a 40Gbit/s photodiode with electronic transimpedance and postamplifiers with differential output monolithically integrated on a single InP chip (currently being tested by several potential customers).

"The agreement with Mitsui will further strengthen our existing position in Japan and Asia", added Felix Stutz, Opto Speed's international distribution manager.

"Opto Speed's high-value-added optoelectronic modules and components strengthen Mitsui's optoelectronic product lines to enhance our business aiming at the telecom, datacom, test & measurement, and other optoelectronics business markets", added Yoshihisa Watanabe, general manager of Mitsui's Electronics Device Department.

www.optospeed.com
www.mitsui.co.jp

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