Tuesday, April 26, 2011

M/A-COM Acquires Optomai, Inc.

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM Tech) today announced that it has acquired privately-held Optomai, Inc. Optomai is a fabless semiconductor company that develops high performance integrated circuits and modules for next generation 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps fiber optic networks. Based in Silicon Valley, California, Optomai’s product portfolio and expertise in GaAs and InP circuit design complements M/A-COM Tech’s existing CATV/Broadcast and Point-to-Point/Infrastructure businesses, and accelerates its penetration of the rapidly growing optical communications market. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"With user demand for data driving exponential bandwidth growth, it is paramount that our telecom and datacom customers achieve high performance with cost per bit efficiency," said Chuck Bland, Chief Executive Officer, M/A-COM Tech. "Optomai products are designed-in as innovative, compact, and cost-effective solutions that enable high-speed 40/100G networks, and the joined teams have the expertise to further expand our fiber optics business."

Optomai brings to M/A-COM Tech an accomplished team of business and engineering professionals with a proven track record in the optical communications industry. Optomai’s comprehensive product portfolio includes 40G and 100G modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers for both line side and client side applications.

“M/A-COM Tech offers the quality brand and reputation of a top tier IC solutions provider, and the sales channel and operational scale to make Optomai products pervasive in the marketplace,” said Vivek Rajgarhia, CEO of Optomai and now serving as General Manager of M/A-COM Tech’s Optoelectronics business unit. “Together we will deliver significant value to our combined customer base.”

About M/A-COM

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

About Optomai

Optomai is a leading provider of high-speed optoelectronic ICs such as laser modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers (TIA). By leveraging its core competency in advanced high speed analog and microwave design, Optomai products resolve issues of power consumption, cost and size faced by 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps optical links.

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