Hitachi High-Tech strengthens PIC offering with VLC acquisition

Share this on social media:

Hitachi High-Tech is to acquire VLC Photonics, making it a subsidiary company through which it will continue to provide photonic integrated circuit (PIC) engineering services.

A long-term provider of components and services to the optical communications industry, Hitachi High-Tech is aware of the increasing need of customers for greater integration as the demand higher speeds and increased bandwidth continues to grow. In addition, the market also has to manage issues of power consumption, size and cost reduction, and manufacturing scalability. Photonic integration can address all these requirements in a more holistic way, believes Hitachi High-Tech.  

As an independent provider of PIC design, test and engineering services, VLC is well placed to help Hitachi High-Tech serve the new requirements of its existing customers as well as develop new business. PICs are also becoming widely-used in many industrial sectors such as automotive sensing, environmental testing, health sciences and quantum technology.

Going forward, Hitachi High-Tech aims to provide a more complete ‘one-stop’ service, as well as engineering services that leverage the strengths of both companies.

Image credit: nikkytok/Shutterstock.com

03 March 2022

Recent News

26 September 2022

The acquisition also consolidates and expands Superloop’s wifi position into adjacent on-net broadband markets.

26 September 2022

The alternative-network (altnet) provider is offering more than 30 jobs across the east of England.

23 September 2022

TXO, the major provider of critical telecom network hardware and asset management services, has announced a wide range of Fibre-to-the-X (FTTx) street cabinets to help service providers avoid supply chain challenges.

The cabinets offer 10- to 12-year lifecycles and can be delivered within eight weeks, which is significantly less than the current supply-chain delivery time of up to a year.

20 September 2022

Sivers Photonics, a subsidiary of Sivers Semiconductors, successfully demonstrated its CW-WDM MSA compliant distributed feedback (DFB) laser arrays with Ayar Labs’ SuperNova remote optical source.