New Chinese optical comms facility for Source Photonics

New Chinese optical comms facility for Source Photonics

Optical component and transceiver supplier Source Photonics, has opened a new $50 million-plus fabrication facility in Jintan, China, in support of its global growth plans.

 The new facility will double Source Photonics’ capacity for the production of Indium Phosphide (InP) lasers and related components, and will augment the company’s existing fab in Hsinchu in Taiwan. The latter has itself doubled its output over the past three years.

The firm’s Jintan fabrication plant includes a fully integrated laser chip production capability, high-precision TO operations, and an R&D facility to support the company’s global technology roadmap and its regional customers. Its chip capabilities include base wafer, regrowth, and chip processing, while its TO operations will support the advanced requirements emerging for high speed PON and 5G markets.

“These new investments support our integrated manufacturing approach, which is critical to meeting the ever-growing needs of our customers,” said Doug Wright, Source Photonics CEO. “Managing the entire value chain from laser production through transceiver assembly gives SP differentiated capability that enhances speed to market, yields manufacturing innovations, and offers flexibility our customers demand.”

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