MOU for Finisar and U2T Photonics
Finisar and U2T Photonics have entered a memorandum of understanding with respect to exclusive access to and joint development of all Indium-Phosphide (InP)-based Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) technology developed at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI). Under the deal, Finisar and U2T obtain immediate and exclusive access to HHI high speed InP modulators, including polarisation multiplexed I-Q modulators for 100G coherent applications. Concurrently, U2T has acquired all of the assets of COGO Optronics. 'With the completed acquisition of COGO Optronics and the memorandum of understanding with Finisar and HHI, U2T has taken a significant step to broaden its portfolio and further strengthen its long-standing collaboration with HHI on high performance optoelectronic components for the optical communications industry,' said Andreas Umbach, CEO of U2T Photonics. 'We are excited about Finisar and U2T's exclusive access to HHI's current InP MZM technology, as well as the future InP MZM technology that will be developed jointly by HHI, Finisar and U2T,' said Martin Schell, head of the photonics components department at HHI. 'We believe U2T's local presence and leading technical capabilities and Finisar's global reach and volume manufacturing strength represent the ideal relationship for the continued development, commercialisation, and broad market adoption of HHI's InP MZM technology.'