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September 23, 2008

MergeOptics Selects AMCC for X2 Optical Module Components

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

MergeOptics GmbH, a German-based optical communications solutions provider, has chosen Applied Micro Circuits’ (News - Alert) 10-Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer integrated circuit technology for use in high-speed optical X2 module connectivity solutions for data transfer applications.
Boasting a strong position in the fast-growing 10Gbit/s transmission module market, MergeOptics ships over 75,000 modules to network equipment manufacturers worldwide.
According to Dag Neumeuer, CEO of MergeOptics, carriers demand next-generation equipment that integrates the latest technology and delivers cost-effective transport of Internet traffic with unparalleled precision and quality of service.
Leveraging AMCC’s (News - Alert) low power and robust PHY technology, MergeOptics can integrate the latest functionality into optical modules so that carriers have the ability to quickly upgrade their services and network capacity. Neumeuer stated that their company is pleased to work with AMCC and the success of this product is proof of the efficient relationship between MergeOptics and AMCC.
AMCC is also pleased to have their 10 GbE PHY in production in the X2 module from MergeOptics for their advanced optical systems, according to Neal Neslusan (News - Alert), director of Marketing at AMCC.
Noting that MergeOptics’ ability to deliver superior performance, connectivity and flexibility for their customers clearly sets them apart in this market, Neslusan said that AMCC’s PHY technology is the perfect match for MergeOptics’ market and technology goals.
MergeOptics selected AMCC’s 10GbE PHYs as part of  their offerings in high-speed parallel optical interconnects in enterprise communication and networking environments as it can address the increasing demand for multiple services, greater transport capacity, dynamic networking, and management simplicity, explained AMCC.
AMCC provides semiconductor solutions to process, transport, and store digital information for the world's wired and wireless networks.
The company has also announced that Mitel (News - Alert)-Teleoptix S.r.l., an Italian optical communications solutions provider, has picked AMCC's S19233 10Gb/FC/SONET/SDH/FEC Dual CDR integrated circuit technology for use in its XFP optical transceiver modules for 80-kilometer TDM and DWDM applications.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi