3 April 2012

Silicon photonics firm Kotura signs Japanese distribution agreement with Nissho

Kotura Inc of Monterey Park, CA, USA, which designs and makes silicon photonics application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for the communications, computing, sensing and detection markets, has agreed for Tokyo-based Nissho Electronics to distribute its entire suite of integrated silicon photonic solutions in Japan, including high-speed single-channel variable optical attenuators (VOAs), VOA arrays, and WDM multiplexers for 40 and 100Gb/s data-center applications.

Kotura’s photonics chips are based on its micron scale manufacturing platform currently in mass production and deployed in live networks worldwide since 2006. With three of the five largest telecom OEMs already using Kotura products in their 10, 40 and 100Gb/s networks, the firm is approaching 1 million channels per year currently in production. Kotura says that its devices have reliably logged more than 1 billion channel hours of operation. The firm has 140 issued and applied patents.

“Photonics integration in silicon provides small, low-power solutions for next-generation networks,” says Nissho Electronics president & CEO S. Gene Kawaratani. “Combining Kotura’s technology with our specialized global high-tech partnerships will bring real value to our customers,” he adds.

“Nissho Electronics has a large customer base in Japan and an excellent reputation in the high-tech industry,” comments Kotura’s VP of product marketing & sales Xavier Clairardin. “We look forward to working closely with Nissho to expand our global customer base and our position in the Japanese market.”

Nissho Electronics is exhibiting Kotura’s products at the 12th Fiber Optics Expo (FOE 2012) in booth 29-12, East 4 Hall, Tokyo Big Sight (11-13 April).

Tags: Kotura Silicon photonics

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