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Source Photonics establishes New laser Fab in China


Company to double its output of InP lasers and other components

Source Photonics and the Jintan Economic Development Zone have announced the establishment of a new optical laser fab in Jintan, China. The fab will more than double the company's current output of InP lasers and related components.

It will include wafer MOCVD, and chip processing with Initial production commencing in Q2 2018..

According to Source Photonics, the new fab will help meet demand for more efficient and higher throughput optical lasers and related transceivers for cloud data centres, optical networks, wireless communications systems, and fibre-to-the-home.

The fab will augment an existing fab in Hsinchu, Taiwan, which has more than doubled its output over the past three years and introduced more advanced devices required for the current 100G and emerging 400G markets.

"The new facility in Jintan will allow us to improve our service levels to our customers and bring productive and leading-edge technology to market. It will be a world-class facility, the first of its kind in China. We are pleased to work with the city of Jintan to accelerate our investments in this critical technology," said Doug Wright, CEO of Source Photonics.

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