9 March 2018
Molex Ventures invests in Elenion to jointly develop, manufacture and promote silicon photonic-based products
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Molex Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Molex Electronic Technologies LLC of Lisle, IL, USA (which makes electronic components including connectors, cable assemblies, antennas, optical solutions, printed-circuit products, automation and lighting products), has announced a strategic investment and collaboration between the Molex Optical Solutions Group (OSG) and New York-based Elenion Technologies LLC (which designs silicon photonics-based system-on-chip solutions for high-bandwidth communication and networking applications). The firms aim to jointly develop, manufacture and promote silicon photonic-based products. Leveraging CMOS and high-volume manufacturing processes, the firms will collaborate to develop advanced interconnect solutions that scale to 400Gbps and beyond.
“High-speed silicon photonic-based technologies represent a cost-disruptive solution to bandwidth scalability needs in hyperscale data centers in the high-growth optoelectronics sector,” says Molex Ventures’ vice president Lily Yeung. “This investment and collaboration combines Elenion’s key strength in advanced silicon photonics core technology with Molex core capabilities in complex product integration, efficient manufacturing, and global sales and marketing,” he adds.
“Collaborating with Molex will significantly accelerate production and deployments of our silicon photonic technology serving global customers that demand an ever-increasing pace of innovation for high-speed optical communication solutions,” believes Elenion’s CEO Larry Schwerin. “We now have a great alliance to fulfill our vision to be an industry leader in driving silicon photonics for a broad range of applications in high-bandwidth data networks.”