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Molex purchases Luxtera’s AOC business

Molex Inc. has completed the acquisition of Luxtera's Active Optical Cable (AOC) business. Luxtera will transfer all aspects of its existing and future AOC business to Molex including current QSFP+ (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable) 40Gbps...


January 12, 2011  


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Molex Inc. has completed the acquisition of Luxtera’s Active Optical Cable (AOC) business. Luxtera will transfer all aspects of its existing and future AOC business to Molex including current QSFP+ (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable) 40Gbps Ethernet and InfiniBand products and customers.

The acquisition includes an exclusive agreement for Luxtera to develop and supply advanced chip-sets for future Molex products that are based on Luxtera’s silicon photonics technology, including next generation 14Gbps and four channel 25Gbps products for the 100Gbps Ethernet and InfiniBand markets.

The companies say they will work together on future product planning to provide customers with leading edge interconnect solutions at 10Gbps, 14Gbps, 25Gbps, and faster data rates.