Jazz to fab Infinera’s ICs for optical networks

August 29, 2007 – Infinera Corp. and Jazz Semiconductor have agreed to manufacture Infinera’s 100Bv/sec ICs for optical networks, using Jazz’s 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process, with four layers of metal.

The 100GB/sec ICs target the new architecture of “digital optical networks,” which aims to be more flexible, simpler, and quicker to deploy than traditional dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems, giving service providers more capacity, scalability, flexibility, reliability, and intelligence, the companies explained.

“Our multi-channel approach requires high levels of integration at high speed and low power, and the 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS technology has been a good fit,” said David Welch, chief marketing and strategy officer at Infinera, in a statement.


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