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Ii-VI Wins supplier Awards from Hisense


Company recognised for its supply of VCSELs and other components for datacom transceivers

II‐VI, a US-based suppler of optoelectronic devices and micro-optics, has won two supplier awards from the Chinese company Hisense.

At a supplier event hosted by Hisense, II-VI was presented with two Core Supplier and Outstanding Quality awards by Hisense Broadband chairman Weiping Huang. The awards are in recognition of II-VI’s high-speed VCSELs for short-reach datacom transceivers and active optical cables (AOCs), as well as microfilters and assemblies for long-reach datacom transceivers.

Hisense recognised II-VI for supporting their ability to meet the sustained demand for their datacom products, which is driven by the global buildout of the cloud infrastructure, particularly in China where the hyperscale data centre footprint is growing rapidly.

“We are very proud to receive our third award from Hisense in three years, in recognition of our ability to be a reliable partner and scalable supplier of high-speed VCSEL devices,” said Karlheinz Gulden, VP, Laser Devices and Systems Business Unit. “We look forward to expanding our strong relationship with Hisense now that II-VI offers one of the most complete portfolios of optoelectronics in the industry, based on world-class GaAs and InP technology platforms, which will enable data centre upgrades to 200G and 400G.”

“This Hisense award is an honour and a strong testament to our micro-optics technology platform differentiated by its very low loss performance, especially compared with other alternatives in silicon photonics,” said Guanglong Yu, VP, Advanced Optics Business Unit. “Our precision thin-film coatings technology platform has long proven its low-cost and high-volume capabilities, with hundreds of millions of filters deployed in fibre-to-the-home networks worldwide. Enabled by high-volume automated assembly manufacturing, it is again the technology of choice for wavelength multiplexing and demultiplexing in long-reach Ethernet transceivers.”

II-VI offers optical components and subsystems for 100 m to 10 km intra-data centre applications. These high-speed products include VCSELs, high-speed directly modulated lasers (DMLs) and electro-optically modulated edge-emitting lasers (EMLs), high-speed and monitoring photodetectors, micro-optics and micro-optic subassemblies, as well as driver electronics chip sets.

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