2 September 2010


InP PIC-based transceiver firm OneChip opens regional office in Shenzhen

Privately held firm OneChip Photonics Inc of Ottawa, Canada, which develops and manufactures optical transceivers based on monolithic photonic integrated circuits (PICs) fabricated in indium phosphide (InP) for access networks and other mass-market broadband applications, has opened a regional office near Shenzhen’s High-Tech Park, China to support critical operations of local customers.

Featuring an on-site lab, the new facility will enable OneChip to offer testing, debugging and demonstrations for addressing the immediate technical needs of regional customers.

OneChip has also established relationships with ACE Broadband Technology Chengdu Co Ltd and Shenzhen Milli-tech Electronics Ltd to act as distributor and manufacturer's representative, respectively. OneChip says that this illustrates its understanding of the efficiencies of a local network and the benefits of working in unison with partners that know their customers.

“Our commitment to delivering immediate, top-level support in China, combined with our synergistic cooperation with ACE and Milli-tech, demonstrates our vision to foster and actively contribute to the overall success of our clients’ operations and product development,” says Yit Lee, general manager for Asia Pacific & VP of business development.

OneChip says that the creation of a new operational home base in China is a milestone in its growth as a global supplier. The new regional office in China offers effective and speedy product support, it adds.

The new office will house field application engineers, software customer support, and manufacturing and process support personnel who, with access to the on-site lab, can respond quickly and provide readily available technical feedback. OneChip also says that the housing of its own team of experts in China enables it to not only understand the needs of current customers, but also to be responsive to future needs and manage the reliability of its solutions offerings locally.

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