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Inphi Qualified TowerJazz For Production Of PICS

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TowerJazz, global specialty foundry, has announced that it has been qualified by Inphi Corporation for production of Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuits for data center interconnects based on TowerJazz's open foundry Silicon Photonics platform. Inphi's vast high-speed optics platform expertise and market presence, combined with TowerJazz's foundry capabilities in advanced RF Silicon and Photonics platforms, form the basis for additional co-development and technology roadmap alignment.

Inphi's innovative Silicon Photonics PAM4 technology is the industry's first low power, cost effective 100G DWDM platform solution in QSFP28 form factor for between data center interconnects. Inphi continues to be the leading supplier of advanced platform solutions for data center operators to address their needs for ever growing data movement needs.

TowerJazz's PH18 Silicon Photonics platform offers a rich set of optical components including ultra-high bandwidth modulators, and photodetectors, serving the demand in data center and infrastructure optical communication markets. This platform complements TowerJazz's SiGe BiCMOS processes, providing enhanced solutions to its already strong customer base serving optical communication needs in the growing data transport markets.

“We worked with TowerJazz due to their unique ability to develop new cutting edge technology and offer it in a high-volume, high-quality environment. With Inphi's proven design expertise and first to market success in the areas of high electrical and optical speed data interconnects, we are looking forward to the continued partnership with TowerJazz in developing the next generation of Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit components,” said Dr. Radha Nagarajan, CTO, Interconnect, Inphi.

“TowerJazz is proud to have partnered with a market and product leader such as Inphi in the area of Silicon Photonics. Further, we are excited about this open foundry Silicon Photonic platform complementing our SiGe technology and bringing additional value to our customers as they develop new, breakthrough products for Data Center and 5G Infrastructure markets,” said Dr. Marco Racanelli, TowerJazz Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Analog IC Business Unit.


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