NEOPHOTONICS CORPORATION (NYSE:NPTN)
NeoPhotonics designs and manufactures photonic integrated circuit (PIC) modules and subsystems for high-speed communications networks.
Publicly Traded - NeoPhotonics completed its IPO in February 2011.
Electronics – Telecommunications and Data-Communications Networks
Demand continues to increase for cost-effective, high-bandwidth solutions that address the rapid growth in network traffic driven by bandwidth-intensive content including digital video, multi-media, music, social networking, video conferencing and high-definition, or HD content and the evolution of mobile video applications in 3G and LTE wireless infrastructures.
NeoPhotonics develops PIC-based products that enable high-speed transmission rates and efficient allocation of bandwidth over optical networks with high quality and low costs. Its products combine up to 100 multiple discrete elements including active semiconductor, passive PIC and MEMS multi-dimensional switching functions in a single product. PIC devices can incorporate many more functional elements than can discrete components, thereby eliminating packaging and interconnection costs. In addition, the costs of PIC-based components are driven by silicon economics, such that the incremental costs of producing an incremental chip is much less than that of a discrete component with individual packaging and interconnection
NeoPhotonics PIC products are enabled by nano-materials and nano-scale design and fabrication technologies.
See an Interview with Tim Jenks of NeoPhotonics Corporation at the
2012 Harris & Harris Group Meet the Portfolio Day Event