10 March 2020
Sanan IC expands foundry manufacturing services for global optical market
Sanan Integrated Circuit Co Ltd (Sanan IC) of Xiamen City, Fujian province (China’s first 6-inch pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry) has announced the worldwide expansion of its optical portfolio. Using its materials and foundry supply network, Sanan IC aims to provide the global optical market with large-scale foundry services for customized vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and arrays, along with standard products for optical communication applications.
Sanan IC’s worldwide launch comes follows LightCounting’s report that the optical transceiver market will rise at a 15% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020 through 2024. Additionally, Yole Développement analysts expect the global 3D imaging and sensing market to grow at a 20% CAGR from $5bn in 2019 to $15bn in 2025.
“Our executive team recognizes the tremendous business opportunities in serving high-growth optical communication and consumer application markets,” says Sanan IC’s CEO Raymond Cai. “Cutting-edge optical products and foundry services are paramount to accommodating the rapid adoption of automotive, Big Data and 5G wireless communications technologies,” he adds. “Sanan IC’s robust supply chain and state-of-the-art technology can meet these demands, which is why we are committed to making our components and services commercially available worldwide.”
Sanan IC says that, with a broad range of wavelengths available in-house, it enables fast, cost-effective design and manufacturing of high-power VCSEL lasers, high-speed VCSEL lasers, distributed feedback (DFB) lasers, avalanche photodiodes (APD) and monitor photodiodes (MPD). Experienced engineering teams and advanced process tools enable the firm to deliver turn-key solutions. With the ability to ensure its supply chain, Sanan IC provides a dedicated capacity for gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium phosphide (InP) epi growth, and epitaxial wafer fabrication on 2-, 4- and 6-inch platforms.
Sanan IC’s portfolio of optical manufacturing technology includes a family of high-power diode lasers that deliver high brightness and provide what is claimed to be exceptional reliability for a variety of markets, such as medical, datacom, telecom and printing. Additionally, Sanan IC offers a range of foundry services for applications including:
- 2D, 3D and proximity sensors, as well as illuminators for consumer and mobile;
- HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 active optical cables (AOC);
- light detection & ranging (LiDAR);
- 100G, 200G and 400G high-speed, high-capacity data-center interconnect (DCI);
- Front-haul and back-haul 5G infrastructures.