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30 May 2007


JDSU completes acquisition of Picolight

JDSU of Milpitas, CA, USA, which manufactures components for broadband and optical communications, has completed its acquisition of Picolight, a designer and manufacturer of optical pluggable transceivers. 

JDSU says that the acquisition strengthens JDSU’s position in high-growth pluggable optics for the enterprise market and adds an established, vertically integrated manufacturing model.

With over 1 million small form-factor pluggable products shipped, Picolight has been a pioneer in developing vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), used in high-speed and short-to-medium distance optical interconnects. Picolight’s 850nm and 1310nm VCSEL-based pluggable transceiver products will be added to JDSU’s data communications product portfolio.

“Demand for reliable data management and delivery continues to grow, particularly among enterprises,” said 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,” he adds.

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