POET and Accelink to co-develop transceivers for 100/400G markets

Created March 8, 2018
Low-cost transceivers based on POET’s Optical Interposer Platform will target datacom/telecom sectors.Technologies and Products

Low-cost transceivers based on POET’s Optical Interposer Platform will target datacom/telecom sectors.

POET Technologies, developer and manufacturer of optoelectronic devices, including light sources, passive wave guides and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC), announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the co-development of products with Accelink Technologies, a developer of optical components and subsystem products for the datacom, telecom and network access markets.

The MOU outlines a path for mutual cooperation with the objective of developing, qualifying and selling a family of transceiver products based on POET’s low-cost, high-performance Optical Interposer Platform.
More specifically, the MOU is aimed at rapidly commercializing a series of advanced multichannel (100/400G) transmit and receive devices for the datacom markets and low-cost single channel (10/25G) products for telecom applications.

‘Ideal partnership’
POET’s CEO Suresh Venkatesan, commented, “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.

“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.”

Dr. Ben Chen, Technical Director of the Datacom & Access Product Department at Accelink, said, “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.

“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.

About POET Technologies
POET Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of optical light source products for the sensing and data communications markets. Integration of optics and electronics is fundamental to increasing functional scaling and lowering the cost of current photonic solutions.

POET believes that its approach to both hybrid and monolithic integration of devices, utilizing a novel dielectric platform and proven advanced wafer-level packaging techniques enables substantial improvements in device cost, efficiency and performance. Optical engines based on this integrated approach have applications ranging from data centers to consumer products to military applications.

More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com

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This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.