NeoPhotonics boosts capacity in China
The manufacturer of indium phosphide (InP) based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), has opened a new factory to cope with rising demands. NeoPhotonics will target high volume optical modules in cloud computing, broadband access, and 4G/LTE wireless networks
NeoPhotonics Corporation has made its first shipments of optical transceiver modules out of its new, high capacity factory in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China.
“This milestone represents our commitment to our customers for production capacity to support their increasing need for high speed optical modules in the accelerating build out of broadband network infrastructure around the world,” says Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.
“Rapid growth in cloud computing, video and mobile applications is driving increased demand for optical modules in datacenter, 4G/LTE networks and FTTx deployments, both in established markets as well as emerging regions, such as the BRIC countries,” he continues.
The new factory consists of approximately 80,000 square feet of production space, which includes approximately 50,000 square feet of clean room area. The production lines use state of the art manufacturing equipment for optical sub-assembly (OSA) fabrication and final module assembly and test. Modular work cells are designed to support rapid reconfiguration of production lines, which allows quick reaction to the changing needs in the dynamic market of optical modules for high speed communications worldwide.
The Dongguan factory is the latest addition to the company’s manufacturing capabilities, which include existing facilities in Shenzhen, China, Tokyo, Japan and Silicon Valley, California.