Oki Optical Components and Kotura partner on silicon photonics

FEBRUARY 21, 2008 -- The companies say their first product, due later this year, is an integrated VOA-APD-based 10-Gbit/sec receiver.

FEBRUARY 21, 2008 -- Oki Optical Components (search for Oki Optical Components), supplier of very high-speed optical and IC components for Ethernet and telecom applications, and Kotura Inc. (search for Kotura), provider of silicon photonic components, today announced that they will partner to bring new products to the market place.

Later this year, Oki Optical Components plans to introduce a 10-Gbit/sec avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver with integrated variable optical attenuator (VOA) for metro applications. The silicon photonics VOA, which the company claims has the fastest response time in the industry, enables the receiver to support a wide range of new applications.

"We are excited to be working together with Kotura to develop advanced products utilizing Kotura Silicon photonic platform," reports Tamotsu Kimura, general manager of Oki Optical Components. "Our customers will benefit from having the close cooperation between OKI and Kotura."

"OKI is a leader in 40G and 10G optical as well as GaAs/InP analog IC components," adds Jean-Louis Malinge, CEO of Kotura. "They have an excellent reputation with their customers, and we are delighted to have OKI as a partner. Our relationship will expand the business for both of our companies."

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