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M/A COM acquires Optomai, 40/100Gbps chips

Posted: 02 May 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:40Gbps chips? 100Gbps chips? fiber optic networks? GaAs circuit design?

M/A-COM Technology Solutions recently announced its purchase of Optomai Inc. Privately-owned semiconductor firm Optomai develops chips and modules for 40Gbps and 100Gbps fiber optic networks.

Optomai's product portfolio and expertise in GaAs and InP circuit design complement M/A-COM Tech's existing CATV/broadcast and point-to-point/infrastructure businesses, and accelerates its penetration of the rapidly growing optical communications market, according to M/A COM Tech.

"With user demand for data driving exponential bandwidth growth, it is paramount that our telecom and datacom customers achieve high performance with cost per bit efficiency," said Chuck Bland, CEO of M/A-COM Tech, in a statement.

Optomai brings to M/A-COM Tech an undisclosed amount of business and engineering professionals "with a proven track record in the optical communications industry," according to the company.

Optomai's product portfolio includes 40G and 100G modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers for both line side and client side applications.

"M/A-COM Tech offers the quality brand and reputation of a top tier IC solutions provider, and the sales channel and operational scale to make Optomai products pervasive in the marketplace," said Vivek Rajgarhia, CEO of Optomai and now serving as general manager of M/A-COM Tech's Optoelectronics business unit, in the statement.

M/A-COM Tech provides semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies for use in RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications. Optomai provides optoelectronic ICs such as laser modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

- Nicolas Mokhoff
??EE Times

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