June 7, 2001 — PHOENIX, AZ — Micro Photonix Integration Corp. has completed construction on a 4, 000 square foot cleanroom to assist the company develop nxt-generation communication networks.
Officials say the facility, which is comparable to ISO Class 5 (Class 100), is one of only a handful in the U.S. designed for fabrication of lithium niobate and other optical wafers used for hig-speed communications.
“The new cleanroom will be used to increase production of our current family of components and subsystems, and to accelerate the pace of development for future MPI technologies,” said Henry Hung, president and CEO of MPI.
The cleanroom will initially be used to build fiber-optic components made of lithium niobate, a material with properties that help it enhance the flow of light across fiber-optic networks. The cleanroom is already operational, according to officials.