6 March 2018
POET and Accelink to co-develop transceivers for 100/400G markets
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POET Technologies Inc of Toronto, Canada and San Jose, CA, USA — a designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, including light sources, passive waveguides and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) for the sensing and datacom markets — has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the co-development of products with Accelink Technologies Co Ltd of Wuhan, China, a manufacturer of optical components and subsystems for the datacom, telecom and network access markets. As ‘preferred co-development partners’ the MOU outlines a path for mutual cooperation with the aim of developing, qualifying and selling a family of transceivers based on POET’s low-cost, high-performance Optical Interposer Platform.
More specifically, the MOU is targeted at rapidly commercializing a series of multi-channel (100/400G) transmit and receive devices for the datacom markets and low-cost single-channel (10/25G) products for telecom applications. POET will provide engineering samples of its optical engines to Accelink on a preferred basis for internal testing and initial qualification.
“As one of the largest suppliers of transceivers both in China and globally, Accelink is an ideal initial partner for POET to commercialize its optical interposer platform and to rapidly bring products to market,” comments POET’s CEO Dr Suresh Venkatesan. “We are thrilled to be engaged in this effort with a forward-looking partner with leading products and solutions in the highest growth segments of both datacom and telecom. This is a watershed event for POET as we now have a clear path to commercialization of our Optical Interposer Platform technology with an industry leader,” he adds.
“POET’s Optical Interposer Platform is a step-change advancement compared to other approaches in gaining lower cost of integration and offering a superior method to scale-up to the higher data rates demanded by our customers,” comments Dr Ben Chen, technical director of Accelink’s Datacom & Access Product Department. “Upon successful qualification, we believe we will have an opportunity to gain rapid penetration into key customers and markets, based on both cost and performance advantages.”
Except for the confidentiality and intellectual property provisions, the terms and conditions outlined in the MOU are non-binding, and either party maintains the right to discontinue its cooperative participation without notice.