Collaboration to develop and sell new generation of high-bandwidth optoelectronic devices for military, aerospace and harsh environments.
Zephyr Photonics and Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies, a division of Teledyne Technologies, have announced a partnership to develop and market novel optical interconnect technology solutions to meet the high bandwidth and harsh environment demands of the defense, aerospace, commercial aviation, and oil and gas industries.
The partnership combines Zephyr's proprietary vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology with Teledyne Microelectronics' five decades of experience designing and manufacturing multichip modules and ruggedized fiber optic assemblies for a variety of applications. Zephyr was formerly known as OptiComp and founded in 1987, while Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies is a US Government Department of Defense “Trusted Source” for microelectronics.
This is the first major commercial partnership for Zephyr Photonics, which recently transitioned to a commercial enterprise after more than 25 years as a research and development company. The agreement with Teledyne Microelectronic Technologies includes joint product development to address future market opportunities, provides a collaborative sales channel to reach more customers faster while opening new markets via Teledyne's multiple divisions, and establishes a trusted partnership for government funding proposals for new technology development.
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