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Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

Company Overview of Kaiam Corporation

Company Overview

Kaiam Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets optical components, including optical sub-assemblies, components and modules, and transceivers for fiber optic communications and data center markets. Its products portfolio includes a family of 40G 1310nm QSFP+ optical transceivers that provides a high-speed link at a signaling rate to single-mode fiber; a suite of 100G QSFP28 transceivers, which offer a level of performance for data center applications; a range of components and modules based on Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) technology, including various optical multiplexers and de-multiplexers for use in high channel count DWDM systems; and hybrid mixers PLCs and WDM PON modules. The ...

39677 Eureka Drive

Newark, CA 94560-4806

United States

Founded in 2009

Phone:

510-226-8100

Fax:

510-474-3155

Key Executives for Kaiam Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Technology Development
Controller
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Kaiam Corporation Key Developments

49 Industry Leaders Collaborate to Define New 400G OSFP Transceiver Module for Next-Generation Cloud Datacenter Networks

Arista Networks, together with Acacia Communications, Accelink, Adva Optical Networking, Amphenol, AppliedMicro, Applied Optoelectronics, Barefoot Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, ClariPhy Communications, ColorChip, Coriant, Corning, Dell EMC, Finisar, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Fujitsu Optical Components, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi Cable Systems, Huawei Technologies, Infinera, Innolight, Innovium, Inphi, Intel, Ixia, Juniper Networks, Kaiam, Lorom, Lumentum, Luxtera, Macom, Marvell, Mellanox Technologies, Molex, MultiLane, NeoPhotonics, NEL America, Nokia, Oclaro, PHY-SI, SAE, Senko, Source Photonics, Sumitomo Electric Industries, TE Connectivity, and Yamaichi Electronics announced the formation of the OSFP (Octal Small Form-factor Pluggable) Multi-Source Agreement. OSFP offers a unique combination of high front panel density and thermal performance that enables system designs with 32 400G ports per 1U that support the full range of 400G optics technologies, from datacenter to metro reach.

Kaiam Corporation Announces Manufacturing of CWDM QSFP28 Modules in High-Volume UK Factory

Kaiam Corporation announced sampling lead customers with 100G QSFP28 CWDM4 and CLR4 transceivers manufactured in its high-volume production facility in Livingston, Scotland. Kaiam has pioneered a low-cost manufacturing approach to single-mode optics based on hybrid integration of wafer-based components. The UK factory produces silica-on-silicon integrated optics and silicon MEMS wafers combined in an automated way to make multi-wavelength optics. The 100G product has transferred to production on the same line that supplies 40G QSFP+ in volume into mega-scale datacenters. At ECOC 2015 in Valencia, Spain, Kaiam will show further innovations that reduce not just the cost of the optics, but also the electronics. By adding a silicon photonics component with integrated etectors, amplifier, driver, CDRs, and modulators, the material cost of the 100G QSFP28 is dramatically reduced. Optimum performance in this second-generation transceiver is assured by the continued use of silica-on-silicon chips and MEMS alignment of InP lasers. This hybrid approach of using best-of-breed materials in a scalable platform lays the groundwork for 400G based on 8 or 16 wavelengths, and provides a path to denser integration. At OFC in March 2015, Kaiam demonstrated its unique packaging technology enabling 16 wavelengths in a high-density 400Gb/s transceiver. The company's hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) approach marries the benefits of proven WDM technology to the extendable roadmap of integrated silicon photonics. Both versions of the 100G QSFP28 can be viewed in booth #647 at ECOC.

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