The market for optical transceivers and other components has seen much change in the in the year as Enablence Technologies acquired Pannaway, Bookham and Avanex merged and several other companies consolidated. Now, the optical access chip segment has a new entrant: OneChip Photonics.
The company has developed a highly-integrated, single-chip (hence the name) fiber-to-the-home transceiver with the aim of lowering overall costs for optical access gear such as optical networking terminal. Light Reading reports that the company has raised $19.5 million in two rounds of funding, and likely will compete with other FTTH-focused companies like Enablence and NeoPhotonics.
- Light Reading has further details
Enablence announced the Pannaway deal late last year
Bookham and Avanex announced their merger two months ago