Carlsbad, Calif. – February 27, 2012 Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, today announces the closing of a $21.7 Million C round of financing. Participation in the C round includes inside investment for NEA, August Capital, Sevin Rosen, Funds, and Lux Capital, as well as new investment from Tokyo Electron, and personal investment from an industry titan.
In addition, Luxtera adds Martin Colombatto to its board of directors. Colombatto most recently served as the CEO and president of Staccato Communications, a San Diego-based Ultra Wide Band (UWB)/ wireless USB company. Prior to Staccato, Colombatto served as the vice president and general manager of Broadcom’s Networking Business Unit. During Colombatto’s tenure at Broadcom, he established and managed a business that generated more than $400 million in revenue over a four year period. As a corporate officer and member of the executive staff, he led the acquisition of five companies that were integrated into his business and formed the technology and product foundation for future revenue growth.
Luxtera, Inc. is the world leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics. It is the first company to overcome the complex technical obstacles involved with integrating high performance optics directly with silicon electronics on a mainstream CMOS chip, bringing direct “fiber to the chip” connectivity to market. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Luxtera is a fabless semiconductor company that was founded in 2001 by a team of industry-renowned researchers and technology managers drawn from the communications and semiconductor industries. Luxtera has received funding from leading venture capitalists including August Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds and Lux Capital. More information can be found on the company's web site: www.luxtera.com