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Thursday, December 15 2022 - 06:00
OpenLight Unveils First 800G DR8 Photonic Integrated Circuit Design to Advance Global Datacenter Interconnect Industry
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Fully validated design provides customers with a shortcut to create 800G DR8 
transceivers and accelerate customer time to market for data center applications

Delivering new levels of performance and scalability to accelerate the design 
of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for datacom applications, OpenLight( ) today announced the availability of its first 
800G DR8 PIC design targeted at datacenter interconnects. OpenLight has 
fabricated and tested these wafers using the world's first open silicon 
photonics foundry platform with integrated lasers offered by Tower 
Semiconductor( ). 

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The 800G DR8 PIC design provides customers with an easy-to-use, validated 
approach to jump-start their transceiver production design. OpenLight's 
achievement with on-chip laser integration and high-speed InP-based modulators 
removes the need for the procurement and attachment of additional lasers into a 
PIC, offering scalability with high-speed performance and cost at scale to 
tackle complex designs. Built on Tower Semiconductor's silicon photonics 
production process (PH18DA), the 800G DR8 PIC design is a fully validated PIC 
design with an associated circuit model and available test datasets.

"As the number of users and devices per user continue to increase, the demand 
for bandwidth and higher data rates will only grow multifold. We are seeing an 
uptake in the adoption of silicon photonics and believe our first-of-its-kind 
800G DR8 PIC design and available tested samples will help customers quickly 
design optical transceiver modules and enable faster time to market for 
emerging datacom needs," said Dr. Thomas Mader, Chief Operating Officer at 
OpenLight. "Together with Tower, we are able to consistently offer scalable 
design solutions and support the industry's move to 800G and beyond for 
datacenters with integrated lasers."

"Our partnership with OpenLight continues to add new, silicon-proven IP to 
Tower's existing open foundry offering, enabling customers to accelerate 
development of next generation silicon photonics products with fully integrated 
lasers," said Dr. Marco Racanelli, Senior Vice President and General Manager of 
Tower Semiconductor's Analog Business Unit. "The process technology and PDK are 
available to Tower customers along with regularly scheduled shuttle runs while 
higher order IP such as the 800G reference design announced here, is available 
through our partner OpenLight."

The 800G DR8 PIC sample kits are now available, and they come with design files 
to enable customization ,if desired. High-speed test data is also available. To 
learn more information on pricing and availability, contact OpenLight at

About OpenLight

OpenLight has decades of experience in photonics design. Our executive and 
engineering teams are delivering the world's first open silicon photonics 
platform with integrated lasers to improve the performance, power efficiency, 
and reliability of designs for telecom, datacom, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI, 
and optical computing applications. With over 200 patents, OpenLight is 
bringing optical solutions to places it has never been before and enabling 
technologies and innovation that weren't previously possible. The company is 
headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with offices in Silicon Valley.

SOURCE: OpenLight

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