Kaiam Wins Platform Award at 2017 PIC International Conference

Recognized for the excellence, innovation and success of their LightScale™ platform

BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM – March 7, 2017 — Kaiam Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced data center transceivers, has won the PIC Platform Award at the 2017 PIC International Conference. The award “recognizes advances in the development and application of key materials systems driving today’s photonic integrated circuits and providing a stepping stone to future devices.”


Because our platforms make possible dense, low-loss interfaces between heterogeneous integrated optics technologies, we are able to flexibly combine best-in-class components. This keeps us on the leading edge of density, performance, power, and cost. — Rob Kalman, Kaiam’s VP of Marketing

Kaiam’s transceivers are built on its LightScale™ platform to meet the demanding density, cost, and manufacturing volume requirements of the world’s largest hyperscale Cloud data centers. The LightScale platform uses wavelength muxes and demuxes fabricated in Kaiam’s SCOTS™ glass-on-silicon PLCs that are integrated with multiple InP lasers using Kaiam’s Optical Wire Bond™ (OWB) technology. OWB uses a MEMS platform (also manufactured in-house) to position microlenses with 0.1μm accuracy and solder them in place, achieving very high laser-to-PLC optical coupling efficiency in a compact, dense, low-cost, rugged, manufacturable package.

 
“We are gratified to receive this recognition for our innovative LightScale transceivers,” said Rob Kalman, Kaiam’s VP of Marketing. “Because our platforms make possible dense, low-loss interfaces between heterogeneous integrated optics technologies, we are able to flexibly combine best-in-class components. This keeps us on the leading edge of density, performance, power, and cost.”

 

About Kaiam Corporation
Headquartered in Newark, California, with large-scale manufacturing in Livingston, Scotland, Kaiam is a private company that manufactures high-performance optical transceivers used in the world’s largest hyperscale Cloud data centers. Founded in 2009 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a record of delivering breakthrough products that change the rules of the marketplace. Current products include 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s LightScale™ optical transceivers and a range of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs). For more information, visit www.kaiam.com and follow on Twitter at: @KaiamCorp.


Kaiam Media Contact
Karen Liu
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Phone: +1 (510) 509-0293
Email: karen@kaiamcorp.com

KaiamCorp

Kaiam is a vertically integrated provider of 40G and 100G+ transceivers and advanced PLCs for fiber optic communications. Kaiam's hybrid integration enables dense multi-lane interconnects for top-tier customers operating massive datacenters, next-generation broadband, and long-distance DWDM systems. Headquartered in California, Kaiam manufactures out of its wholly owned facility in Scotland.