New Kymata Facility More Than Triples Production Capacity

LIVINGSTON, Scotland — Kymata Ltd announced the opening of an additional 50,000-square-foot planar fabrication, packaging and test facility in Livingston, Scotland.

This facility more than triples its total production capacity; reinforcing Kymata’s commitment to meet the ever growing demands for next generation optical components and integrated optical devices. Kymata provides next-generation integrated optical devices

The new state-of-the-art facility will be used to increase production of existing optical components and integrated optical devices, such as the Arrayed Waveguide Gratings (AWGs) and the Optical Channel Power Monitor using silica-on-silicon technology. The facility will also be used in the future to manufacture next generation integrated optical devices using Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology and IBM’s unique silicon oxynitride (SiON) technology licensed to Kymata in November 2000.

“This new world class facility together with our highly skilled teams enables us to provide our customers with the entire production cycle, including full design, fabrication, testing, and packaging services. This enables us to offer quicker product lead times with increased reliability,” said Kymata’s Operations Director, Clive Wilson. “This new facility offers class 10, 100 and 1000 clean room facilities and is consistent with Kymata’s commitment to produce the highest quality next-generation planar based optical devices.”

Discussions on building the second facility began in May of 2000, in July construction was underway, and by January 2001 sample production from the new facility commenced. Kymata now has one of the largest and most advanced planar opto-electronic facilities in the world.


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