26 April 2011

M/A-COM Tech buys modulator driver and TIA designer Optomai

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which manufactures semiconductors, components, and subassemblies for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications) has acquired privately held Silicon Valley-based firm Optomai Inc.

Optomai is a fabless semiconductor company that develops high-performance integrated circuits and modules for next-generation 40Gbps and 100Gbps fiber-optic networks. Its product portfolio includes high-speed optoelectronic ICs such as 40G and 100G laser modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) for both line-side and client-side applications. Its expertise in gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium phosphide (InP) circuit design complements 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.

“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,” says M/A-COM Tech’s CEO Chuck Bland. M/A-COM Tech says that Optomai has a business and engineering team with a proven track record in the optical communications industry. “Optomai products are designed-in as innovative, compact, and cost-effective solutions that enable high-speed 40/100G networks, and the joined teams have the expertise to further expand our fiber-optics business,” he adds.

“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,” says Optomai’s CEO Vivek Rajgarhia (now general manager of M/A-COM Tech’s Optoelectronics business unit). “Together we will deliver significant value to our combined customer base,” he reckons.

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