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Emcore acquires Corona Optical Systems

Posted: 20 Jul 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:emcore? corona optical systems? emcore? telecom switching box? optical module?

Emcore Corp. has acquired Corona Optical Systems in a stock merger. Corona Optical Systems is a provider of parallel optics with an ultra small form factor transceiver which is currently being deployed by Tier 1 customers for use in high-density telecom switching boxes.

As part of the deal, Emcore acquired Corona's business including, its product lines, intellectual property, manufacturing technology and all physical assets. About 13 employees of Corona Optical Systems will join Emcore.

Parallel optical modules utilize an array of multiple-channel VCSEL lasers and detectors to transmit and receive optical signals traveling in multi-mode fibers over a distance up to 300m. These small form-factor modules, with 12-channels of parallel transmission, carry an aggregated bandwidth of 40Gbps. They have been utilized in high-end switching and routing of telecom equipment.

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