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Cosemi Acquires Optella

Cosemi Technologies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Optella Co. Ltd., a provider of optical connectivity for long-reach optical interconnect applications. According to Cosemi, this acquisition puts the company further down the path on its mission to bring fiberoptics to every interconnect application.

Currently focused on plug-and-play, short-reach optical communication interconnects for video and data communications, Cosemi has identified opportunities in adjacent markets, such as 5G radio fronthaul/backhaul and next-generation FTTx. With its silicon-optical-bench (SiOB)-based single-mode photonics and electronics integrated technology platform, Optella has developed a low-power, 5G fronthaul optical network interconnect solution that maximizes transmission efficiency for massive data—over distances of several kilometers.

“Together, Cosemi and Optella are well-positioned to gain increasing traction and drive toward the next phase of innovation and growth,” Cosemi CEO, Dr. Nguyen X. Nguyen, noted. “We remain committed to supporting today’s unprecedented data growth and, as we expand our target markets, Optella’s technology platform fits into our strategy very nicely. We welcome Optella to our Cosemi family and look forward to growing our presence in Asia and tapping into the pool of talent that exists in South Korea.”

Headquartered in South Korea, Optella will become a Korean entity of Cosemi. Optella will maintain its current operating model, infrastructure and employees. Under the terms of the acquisition, Optella’s founder and CEO, Sangsoo Lee, will become CTO for Optella Korea. Dr. Nguyen will become chairman of Optella Korea’s board of directors.

To learn more, visit Cosemi’s website.

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