13 February 2003 -- Opto Speed, RÃ¼schlikon, Switzerland, has established a US sales office in Silicon Valley, California. The company develops and manufactures value-added optoelectronic modules for the communication, test & measurement, medical and defence markets
Ching-An Cheng (Sales Manager) and Daniel Hung (Application Engineer) will head up the US office. Cheng said, "Regional support in an area with a strong customer base is crucial to our success. With the addition of this new sales operation customers will benefit dramatically from the advantages of having immediate access to expert sales and technical support from an experienced, multilingual staff."
"Opening this sales office in the US is of strategic importance to Opto Speed," said Jean Brunol, CEO of Opto Speed. "There is a lot of business potential in the US and Canada."
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 1300nm and 1550nm wavelengths as well as 1300nm and 1550nm Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers. The comapny also designs and manufactures high power, high bandwidth Superluminescent LEDs for applications in communications as well as the medical, lighting and also test and measurement sectors.
Finally, Opto Speed has developed an Optical Front End, which combines a 40Gb/s photodiode with electronic transimpedance and postamplifiers with differential output monolithically integrated on a single InP chip. The integrated Optical Front End is one of the first commercially available monolithically integrated optical components and is currently being tested by several potential customers.