Technology adoption is accelerating to meet the demand for 400Gbps solutions in both data communication and telecom- munication; POET Technologies, Inc. plans to be a disruptor in the market.
The industry is preparing for emerging high bandwidth applications
amid the rapid growth of online video streaming, cloud computing,
research, gaming and the Internet of Things (Io T). Network traffic
increased significantly over the last decade leading to the enormous
growth of data centers, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft,
Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent. Higher bitrates and capacity
are essential but current solutions are costly and consume massive
amounts of energy. New technologies are required in the next-gen-eration of data centres to optimally operate at higher bitrates
(100G/200G/400G), lower costs, and low power consumption.
POET Technologies Inc. (“POET”) introduced its Optical Interposer Platform in early 2018, which facilitates the co-packaging of
electronics and optics in a single Multi-Chip Module (MCM) using
conventional complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
processing. CMOS is a commonly used low-cost semiconductor
manufacturing process used in majority of electronic products
today. Its Optical Interposer Platform targeting 100G transceiver
applications is readily scalable to 200G and 400G transceiver
products with minimal incremental cost. Additionally, this
technology is projected to offer cost-efficient optical interconnects
allowing for a reduction in components and greatly reduced test and
assembly steps to decrease manufacturing costs by 2x to 4x, a great
cost savings opportunity for POET’s potential customers.
Based on its Dielectric Waveguide technology, POET’s Optical
Interposer provides the ability to run electrical and optical interconnections side-by-side on the same interposer chip at a micrometer
scale. The importance of the proximity between the electrical and
optical component significantly reduces the manufacturing cost and
power consumption in the optical engine. The optical interposer
represents an integral part of POET’s hybrid integrated optical
engines and leverages “flip chip” manufacturing processes and
unique capabilities of its dielectric waveguides.
On March 5, 2018, POET entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Accelink Technologies., Ltd. (“Accelink”) to co-de-velop its 100G and 400G Optical Interposer transmit and receive
devices for the datacom and telecom markets as well as its 10G and
25G devices for telecom applications. This is a major achievement
to partner with one of China’s leading multibillion-dollar optoelec-tronics and subsystem products manufacturer to the datacom,
telecom and network access markets. POET will collaborate with
Accelink to rapidly test and qualify its advanced multichannel
transmit and receive devices to be designed into Accelink’s products
towards a goal of commercializing POET’s devices.
POET Technologies is poised to become a disruptor in optical
communications by delivering a unique solution to drive down
costs and power consumption in the transceiver market. The Optical
Interposer Platform will be a disruptive technology targeted to
service a wide range of high-growth markets beyond data centres,
primary among them being high-performance computing,
networking, optical transceivers and transponders, and automotive
LIDAR systems. The era of high speed performance at 400G is
happening and it will be exciting to see innovative developments
in global infrastructure adopt and scale to new network traffic
About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of optical light
source products for the sensing and data communications markets.
Integration of optics and electronics is fundamental to increasing
functional scaling and lowering the cost of current photonic
solutions. POET believes that its approach to both hybrid and
monolithic integration of devices, utilizing a novel dielectric
platform and proven advanced wafer-level packaging techniques
enables substantial improvements in device cost, efficiency and
performance. Optical engines based on this integrated approach
have applications ranging from data centres to consumer products
to military applications. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with
operations in Silicon Valley, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.
By Mike White
Authored by IBK Capital Corp.
President and CEO, IBK Capital Corp.
DISCLAIMER: IBK Capital Corp. and its principals own shares and warrants to
purchase shares of POET Technologies, Inc. IBK Capital is currently engaged
with POET Technologies, Inc. to conduct investment banking services.