MACOM, Applied Optoelectronics partner on 100G QSFP28 optical transceiver designs

Communications semiconductor supplier M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM; NASDAQ: MTSI) and component and subsystems company Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI; NASDAQ: AAOI) say they are collaborating on 100G QSFP28 optical transceivers for data center networks.

Communications semiconductor supplier M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM; NASDAQ: MTSI) and optical component and subsystems company Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI; NASDAQ: AAOI) say they are collaborating on 100G QSFP28 optical transceivers for data center networks.

The partnership will see AOI use elements of MACOM's range of CDRs, drivers, and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) chipsets in its QSFP28 optical module designs.

"MACOM offers an extensive chipset product portfolio for data center applications for both CWDM and PSM4 applications that is key for the transition of the mega-data-center customers from 40G to 100G," said Joshua Yeh, senior vice president of AOI's Network Equipment Module Business Unit. "Through this collaboration, coupled with our internally sourced 25G laser diodes and 100G light engines, AOI is excited to offer customers volume production of 100G transceivers optimized for data centers."

"This multimillion-dollar order from AOI marks the beginning of a collaboration in support of AOI's market -leading position in the 100G optical data center access market, builds upon on our success in the 100G long-haul and metro optical market, and underscores that MACOM is well positioned to benefit as 100G continues to ramp in data centers," said Preet Virk, senior vice president and general manager, networks, at MACOM. "We believe we have the requisite technology, products, and application support to enable data center customers faster time-to-market while solving their most complex connectivity issues."

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