HHT beefs up PIC capabilities with VLC acquisition

Created November 13, 2020
News and Business

Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (HHT) has announced it has acquired VLC Photonics S.L. as a wholly-owned subsidiary, which will continue to provide Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) engineering services as part of the Company’s broader offering. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In the optical communications market, higher speeds and increased bandwidth are required to satisfy this growing demand. Meanwhile as demand gets stronger, the market has also had to manage issues of power consumption, size and cost reduction, and manufacturing scalability. Photonic integration provides the means to address all these requirements in a more holistic way than the traditional approach of assembling optical systems from discrete parts.

A long-term provider of components and services to the optical communications industry, Hitachi High-Tech is aware of the increasing need of customers for greater integration and innovation. As the foremost independent provider of PIC design, test and engineering services, VLC is in an excellent position to help Hitachi High-Tech serve the new requirements of its existing customers as well as providing a base for the development of new service provisions.

Besides the optical communications market, PICs are also becoming a critical platform technology within many industrial sectors such as automotive sensing, environmental testing, health sciences and quantum technology.

Going forward, Hitachi High-Tech says it will not only provide a more complete one-stop service, but also provide engineering services that leverage the strengths of both companies to contribute to solving customers’ issues and expanding its business.

Hitachi High-Tech is committed to global sales leveraging the personal connections, business relationships and expertise it has cultivated as a specialist trading company, and creating high value-added businesses that start with resolving customer’s issues, in order to provide solutions that contribute to resolving the issues facing our customers in the manufacturing sector.

For more information, visit www.vlcphotonics.com


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.