Infinera to comply with 'Buy America' requirements
ICE-X coherent pluggables and compound semiconductor chips to be fabricated in the US
Infinera says it will make InP-based ICE-X intelligent coherent pluggables and other compound semiconductor components available that are compliant with the Build America, Buy America requirements recently released by the US Commerce Department for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Diversity (BEAD) program.
The company will use its domestic optical compound semiconductor fabrication facility in California and advanced testing and packaging facility in Pennsylvania. Infinera says US-based semiconductor production also provides improved supply chain security and resiliency.
David Heard, Infinera CEO said: “By leveraging our vertically integrated US-based development, fabrication, and manufacturing capabilities, we can do our part to enhance national security and improve supply chain resiliency for important semiconductor technologies.”