Optium wraps up Kailight acquisition

May 18, 2007
MAY 18, 2007 -- Optium Corp. has completed its acquisition of Kailight Photonics Inc., a developer of 40-Gbit/sec optical transmission products.

MAY 18, 2007 -- Optium Corp. (search for Optium) has completed its acquisition of Kailight Photonics Inc. (search for Kailight), a developer of 40-Gbit/sec optical transmission products.

Kailight offers 300-pin 40-Gbit/sec transceivers address both line side and client side applications. Kailight's proprietary 40-Gbit/sec technology enables high-performance and next generation functionality, such as integrated polarization mode dispersion compensation and multiple modulation formats not currently available on any existing 300 pin 40-Gbit/sec transceivers in the market, Optium asserts. The acquisition will enable Optium to provide either 40-Gbit/sec modules or full line cards for 40-Gbit/sec applications.

Kailight will continue to operate from its Nes Ziona, Israel, facility as a wholly owned subsidiary of Optium and will be renamed Optium Israel. Sagie Tsadka, has been named vice president and general manager of Optium Israel, and will continue to lead Optium Israel's 40-Gbit/sec growth initiatives to meet customers' increasing demand for 40-Gbit/sec technologies.

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