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OpenLight Introduces Fully Integrated 2xFR4 PASIC Samples for Next-Generation Connectivity

Industry-Leading Heterogeneous Integration of Lasers and Electro-absorption Modulators Simplifies Customer Product Development

OpenLight, the world leader in custom PASIC chip design and manufacturing, today announced the availability of samples of a fully integrated 2x FR4 Photonic Application Specific Integrated Circuit (2xFR4 PASIC). The 2xFR4 PASIC, an 800G photonic integrated circuit (PIC), has been designed to meet the ever-evolving demands of data center and AI cluster connections. It harnesses the power of heterogeneous integration, seamlessly combining lasers and electro-absorption modulators for unparalleled performance and versatility with the cost and reliability of traditional silicon photonics. This addresses the growing demand for faster data processing, reduced power consumption, simplified product development, and cost savings in critical computing environments. With this PASIC, OpenLight is enhancing its offerings by introducing Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) capabilities to its family of reference designs.

One of the standout features of the 2xFR4 PASIC is its integration of all essential components into a single chip, replacing up to 16 individual components that would otherwise require assembly steps with disparate parts and complex back end manufacturing processes adding cost and large capital equipment expenditures. This results in simplified supply chain logistics and straightforward manufacturing processes that drastically reduce power consumption and overall costs compared to other solutions.

“With our revolutionary integration of lasers and electro-absorption modulators, 2xFR4 PASIC epitomizes our dedication to simplifying complexity, reducing costs, and setting new standards in efficiency,” said Dr. Adam Carter, CEO of OpenLight. “We're providing our customers with a validated reference design that not only accelerates their time to market but also empowers them to take control of their destiny in the supply chain.”

“We are excited to be the manufacturing partner for Openlight and look forward to this cutting-edge, validated reference design accelerating our mutual customer’s product development with tested samples and ready design files saving substantial time and cost,” said Russell Ellwanger, CEO of Tower Semiconductor. “This fully integrated solution incorporating lasers and electro-absorption modulators is a testament to our strong partnership and joint commitment to investing toward the adoption of silicon photonic technology in high volume manufacturing.”

Customers can use the 2xFR4 PASIC validated reference design to build products without having to design, engineer, and test their own solutions.

OpenLight offers tested samples, comprehensive test results, and design files, potentially saving customers up to 18 months of engineering work compared to designing from scratch. This significantly reduces time to market for customers

To get in touch with OpenLight for fully integrated 2xFR4 Photonic ASIC sample availability and pricing, please reach out to info@openlightphotonics.com.

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