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POET announces ZKTel as customer and collaborator


Chinese firm is one of lead customers for POET’s 100G optical engines

Canadian PIC company POET Technologies has announced that Chinese optical equipment firm Shaoxing ZKTel, is one of the lead customers for POET’s 100G optical engines.

POET and ZKTel have been collaborating to develop a 100G CWDM4 optical transceiver module using POET optical engines supplied by POET’s joint venture company, Super Photonics Xiamen (SPX). Each module contains a 100G CWDM4 transmit and a receive engine with monolithically integrated MUX and DMUX, directly modulated lasers (DMLs), and high-speed photodiodes. POET developed the product to suit ZKTel’s desired designs, demonstrating the flexibility of the optical interposer technology (pictured above).

“We have been working with ZKTel for more than a year and are pleased to announce a design win for POET with another module supplier that will go into production in 2024,” said Suresh Venkatesan, POET’s chairman and CEO. "Through this collaboration, POET and SPX have a roadmap with ZKTel that goes beyond the initial 100G CWDM optical engine sales.”

“At ZKTel, we are very pleased with the results we have seen with POET’s design and how it helps us meet the demands of our customers. We have been testing the optical engines internally and with our customers and the feedback has been excellent,” says James Wang, CEO of ZKTel.

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