JDSU completes acquisition of Picolight

May 30, 2007
MAY 30, 2007 -- JDSU believes the acquisition significantly strengthens its position in high-growth pluggable optics for the enterprise market and adds an established, vertically integrated manufacturing model.

MAY 30, 2007 � JDSU (search for JDSU) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Picolight (search for Picolight), designer and manufacturer of optical pluggable transceivers.

JDSU believes the acquisition significantly strengthens its position in high-growth pluggable optics for the enterprise market and adds an established, vertically integrated manufacturing model.

"Demand for reliable data management and delivery continues to grow, particularly among enterprises," notes David Gudmundson, president of JDSU's Optical Communications business segment. "With this acquisition, we are able to serve market demand for 8- and 10-Gigabit data networks and provide a clear path to 100 Gigabits in the future. We are encouraged by the feedback from customers and are confident that our combined companies have the scale and strength to compete in today's enterprise and service provider markets," he asserts.

Picolight manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (search for VCSELs), a key technology used in high-speed and short-to-medium distance optical interconnects. The company claims it has shipped over one million small form factor pluggable products.

The addition of Picolight's 850-nm and 1310-nm VCSEL-based transceiver products to JDSU's current data communications product portfolio brings innovative technology with the performance, reliability, and manufacturability needed to address a wide range of markets, say JDSU representatives.


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