EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands – 20 Sept 2019 – EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of high-performance dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical components based on its optical System-on-Chip technology, today announced an investment from PhotonDelta.
EFFECT Photonics has secured €5M in funding to support its growing 5G and data centre business. The funds will be used to further accelerate product development and business scale-up, and thereby strengthens the integrated photonics ecosystem.
EFFECT Photonics’ CEO James Regan says the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and cloud services are growing in popularity every day, increasing the demand for the best service possible. “These applications all depend on the next generation of connectivity, and 5G mobile infrastructure relies on the backing of a world-class optical network enabled by EFFECT Photonics. We are extremely proud that PhotonDelta shows this confidence in us, and are certain that the investment will support our ongoing work to enable this next era of photonics connectivity.”
EFFECT Photonics CTO Boudewijn Docter adds: “At EFFECT Photonics, we integrate all of the optical functions into a single chip and combine it with low-cost, non-hermetic packaging and automatic tuning. Thus DWDM – the proven solution for core and metro networks – is now simple, cost-effective and scalable enough for 5G infrastructure rollouts around the world. This funding allows us to really push forward our next-generation products to bring even more powerful optical systems to the edges of the network”.
PhotonDelta CEO Ewit Roos explains: “EFFECT Photonics is a key player within our ecosystem, a frontrunner that develops and delivers complex integrated optical products in a high-volume global market that demands 5G connectivity now. To this end, we are thrilled to fund EFFECT Photonics in developing their products and scaling up their business. Their products are supported by many other companies in the field of photonic integration services and components. Thus, the business growth of EFFECT Photonics has a profound impact as it leverages the scale of activity and innovation of the entire supply chain of integrated photonics in the Netherlands.”
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About EFFECT Photonics
Founded in 2010, EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology. The key enabling technology for DWDM systems is full monolithic integration of all photonic components within a single chip and being able to produce these in volume with high yield at low cost. With this capability, EFFECT Photonics is addressing the need for low cost DWDM solutions driven by the soaring demand for high bandwidth connections between datacenters and back from mobile cell towers. Headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with additional R&D and manufacturing in South West UK, with sales partners worldwide. www.effectphotonics.com
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+31 40 3041359
PhotonDelta is a growing ecosystem in Europe that covers a network of companies and knowledge institutes that intensively co-operates for the last 25 years in the research, design, development and manufacturing of integrated photonics technologies and components. Mainly focused on the Netherlands, such a collective and long-standing effort has led us to acquire unique competences and assets in the domain of photonics integrated circuits (PICs). Integrated photonics is a key enabling technology to create scalable solutions for societal and technological challenges the world faces today. By working together within a mission-driven ecosystem, we innovate, reduce time-to-market and create economy of scale that benefits us all. PhotonDelta provides access, knowledge, business development and funding to our partners. Our goal is to further establish and grow the integrated photonics ecosystem by 2026. Funding is made possible by substantial financial contributions from our partners as a result of our ‘partnerconvenant PhotonDelta’ and the “RegioDeal Brainport Eindhoven”. www.photondelta.eu
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+31 85 112 43 37