Luceda Photonics launches Shanghai subsidiary office

Created November 9, 2021
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Belgium-based photonics manufacturer Luceda, has opened an office in Shanghai to provide products and services targeted at the Chinese market, as well as bringing resources closer to its customers and partners. Luceda has been a player in the Chinese market for the last four years and rates the Chinese region as the second most important market within its portfolio, with revenue doubling between FY19 and FY20. The team in Shanghai has a strong background in PIC and Electronics Design Automation in addition to professional experience at its Belgian HQ. The company says the proximity to fabrication partners such as CUMEC, IME-CAS, and SITRI, will further enhance collaboration efficiency.

Luceda Photonics offers the IPKISS Photonics Design Platform, an integrated photonics design environment that enables researchers and companies to automate and integrate all aspects of their photonic design flow in one tool. Leveraging the benefits of its Python code-based approach, the platform enables IP management and enhances teamwork and design flow efficiency. IPKISS covers the complete PIC design flow, from initial idea to design, simulation and validation. It is equipped for niche solutions ranging from 5G, Internet of Things, FTTH, Lidar, Artificial Intelligence, Bio Sensing and Quantum Computing.

“Luceda’s goal is to bring a ‘human-centric’ way of thinking to China and develop an attractive corporate culture with values such as empowerment, flexibility, expertise, and complement these with traditional Chinese values such as perseverance, (commercial) drive and commitment,” says Dr. Ruping Cao, general manager of Luceda China.

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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.