Avago Acquires InP Optical Chip Technology Company, CyOptics

Avago Technologies Limited, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced it has completed its acquisition of CyOptics, Inc., a leader in Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies for the data communications and telecommunications markets, for aggregate consideration of approximately $400 million in cash.

Avago believes the acquisition of CyOptics will strengthen Avago's fiber optics product portfolio for emerging 40G and 100G enterprise and data center applications. CyOptics' single-mode InP laser, receiver and photonics integration capability will help extend Avago's technology leadership position in these applications. Avago's optical transceiver products primarily leverage VCSEL-based technology today. In addition, the acquisition of CyOptics will facilitate Avago's establishment of a complementary optical components business, not only to serve growing segments of the access, metro and long-haul markets, but also for enterprise and data center segments.

About Avago Technologies Limited

Avago Technologies Limited is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. Avago's product portfolio is extensive and includes thousands of products in three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure and industrial & other.

Source: http://www.avagotech.com/

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