News | August 7, 2009

Santur Selects Kotura For 100 Gb/s Platform

Monterey Park, CA - Kotura, Inc., a leading provider of Silicon Photonics products, recently announced that it has been selected by Santur as a partner in their 100 Gb/s platform. Using a silicon photonics chip, Kotura's 10-channel optical multiplexers combine multiple 10 Gb/s channels onto a single fiber output, thereby reducing the packaging complexity by an order of magnitude.

"Santur required a strategic partner for Planar Lightwave Circuits ("PLCs") who could meet our aggressive market entry requirements. Kotura had the team and the technology to deliver on schedule," said Paul Meissner, President and CEO of Santur. "We wanted to be the first company in the world to deliver 100 Gb/s for client connectivity. Kotura played an essential role in our being first to market ."

"We are delighted to be working with Santur on their high-speed optical 100 GbE strategy," added Jean-Louis Malinge, President and CEO of Kotura. "Whereas traditional solutions rely on hundreds of discrete components and a dozen fibers, our integration in a small silicon photonics chip is a critical factor that reduces the assembly complexity and decreases the power consumption."

"The 100 Gb/s market is an exciting space, and is coming much faster than many originally thought," added Arlon Martin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kotura. "To support high bandwidth video demand, servers are migrating from 1 Gb/s ports to 10 Gb/s ports. This is creating a bandwidth bottleneck at the next level of interconnect, driving Networking and data center companies to implement their 100 G/bs cards now in order to solve this problem."

SOURCE: Kotura, Inc.