Optical interconnect contract signed with 'global tier 1'

Optoscribe, the Livingston based supplier of glass-based integrated photonic components, has signed a multi-million pound procurement agreement to supply transceiver optical interconnect chips to a global Tier 1 optical networking supplier. The chips will be used in photonic integration projects within the data centre interconnect market.

Under the terms of the deal, Optoscribe will deliver a range of photonic components integrated into monolithic glass chip. Nick Psaila, Optoscribe’s CEO, said: “This agreement is great news and further endorses our 3D glass waveguide interface technology that enables simple coupling of fibre to active elements, such as arrays of lasers and photodiodes in optical transceivers. “This contract underpins our commitment to component manufacturing for the data centre market and we are well placed to grow rapidly in line with demand.”