Lumentum buys IPG Photonics’ transceiver lines

Created August 22, 2022
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Lumentum Holdings Inc. has continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of IPG Photonics’ telecom transmission product lines in an all-cash transaction. The company says there will be no impact to Lumentum’s fiscal fourth quarter 2022 due to this transaction and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The purchase in interesting in that back in March 2019, Lumentum sold it’s existing optical transceiver lines manufactured by its subsidiary Oclaro Japan, to Cambridge Industries Group. Since then, Lumentum has acquired Coherent in January 2021 and it closed a deal to buy NeoPhotonics in August 2022.

“I am very excited to add such highly complementary and differentiated transceiver product lines and ASIC capabilities, which help to expand our addressable market and augment our technology capabilities,” said Dr. Beck Mason, SVP and General Manager, Telecom Transmission at Lumentum. “This acquisition brings a talented team developing digital communications ASICs, including coherent DSPs, which complements our silicon and indium phosphide photonic integrated circuit capabilities and creates opportunities for increased vertical integration in future optical transmission modules.”

Dr. Mason added, “Increasingly customers in the cable MSO and wireless network operator space are turning to wavelength tuneable pluggable transceivers to help expand their network capacity and this acquisition brings highly synergistic product lines addressing this rapidly growing opportunity.”

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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.