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POET Announces Design Win and Purchase Order


$1.2 million order for multi-engine design for 100G CWDM4 and 100G LR4 Optical Engines based on the POET Optical Interposer

Photonic circuits company POET Technologies has secured a commitment from a leading network systems company for a unique multi-engine design for 100G CWDM4 and 100G LR4 Optical Engines based on the POET Optical Interposer (cross-section pictured above). The combined value of the NRE and the purchase order for initial units exceeds $1.2 million.

“We have been engaged with this customer for several months on a breakthrough design to incorporate multiple optical engines in a single industry standard transceiver module, something that only a POET Optical Interposer-based engine can enable,” noted Vivek Rajgarhia, president and general manager of POET.

“The LR4 product is directed at the client side of major telecom networks, using rigorous standards for data communication between a transport network backbone to data centres and customer locations globally. Our customer is already selling into the well-established telecom equipment market, and with the POET Optical Engines, will be able to offer a solution to its customers that delivers superior performance at a price that cannot be matched today by competing solutions.”

Rajgarhia continued: “Modules based on the POET Optical Engine can deliver the equivalent of 200G to 400G speeds using the established 100G technology that has met standards preferred by major telcos. Our small form factor, including monolithically integrated mux and demux, are unique to POET. In CWDM4, and especially in a LR4 optical engine, our full integration and small form factor yield strong performance and cost advantages. We believe that this customer engagement represents a major market opportunity and demonstrates all of the key benefits of the POET Optical Interposer platform.”

The commitment from a Tier 1 customer and the numerous other recent customer engagements show that a market is building for the Optical Interposer’s hybrid integration approach and multiple product designs can benefit from POET’s unique platform solution.

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