Optiviva announcing the general availability of MEMS VOA
Applied Photonic Products Inc. (APPI, Los altos, California) has recently entered into an agreement to acquire the Photonic component and module related intellectual property and product lines from Megasense (Sunnyvale, California). The acquisition includes the Telcordia-qualified MEMS VOA components and modules from MegaSense.
The acquisition will greatly accelerate the productization of APPI MEMS product lines, and to offer customers reliability dynamic components with high-performance, competitive cost, and variety of configurations.
APPI is to transfer the technology and product lines to Optiviva, the manufacturing subsidiary in China. At Optiviva, we plan to re-qualify the products, and schedule to offer the products from our China production line in 2nd quarter of 2004.
Optiviva is a manufacturing-focused photonics company based in Guangzhou of Southern China. Optiviva is invested and managed by APPI, with additional investment from Chinese investors. Optiviva provides value-oriented manufacturing and engineering services to the photonics industry customers. With its proprietary packaging technologies, extensive engineering expertise, and high-quality manufacturing capabilities, Optiviva is an ideal partner for companies in photonics sub-system, module, and component business.
APPI is formed and invested by a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs formally worked in senior positions at JDSU/E-Tek, Corning, MP Photonics. APPI has patented MEMS application design and process technologies, and photonic miniature packaging technologies. In all, APPI is uniquely positioned to develop realistic and manufacturable solutions in dynamic components and modules.
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