Teraxion signs Canadian research deal

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TeraXion, a designer and maker of optical components and modules, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have signed a strategic partnership.

The two parties says the deal will lead to the development and fabrication of TeraXion’s new modulator products family and covers its next-generation Indium Phosphide high-speed modulators for coherent transmission systems at 100 Gb/s and beyond. Work will take place at NRC’s Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre in Ottawa.

'Today's announcement is another important milestone supporting our strategy for rapidly delivering state-of-the-art high-speed modulators to our customers,' said Alain-Jacques Simard, president and CEO of TeraXion Inc. 'The Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre’s proven track record for bringing products to a commercialisation level has been a key factor in our decision to rely on this partner.'

'We are proud of this partnership with TeraXion and believe that combining our world-class process capabilities along with TeraXion’s design expertise will deliver results in the marketplace,' said François Cordeau, general manager of the Information and Communications Technologies portfolio at the National Research Council of Canada.

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