In July 2013, Mellanox acquired privately held Kotura, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of advanced silicon photonics optical interconnect technology for high-speed networking applications.
Silicon photonics is expected to play a significant role in the enablement of high-speed networks. With world class expertise and over 120 granted or pending patents in CMOS photonics and packaging design, Kotura has made a number of ground breaking innovations in optical interconnects by integrating multiple high speed active and passive optical functions onto a silicon chip. Kotura's technology will enable Mellanox's interconnect products to scale to bandwidths of 100Gb/s and beyond, and have longer reach optical connectivity at a lower cost, allowing users to further reduce their capital and operating expenses and offer new revenue-generating services.
The acquisition expands Mellanox's ability to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with next generation optical connectivity, allowing data center customers to meet the growing demands of high-performance, Web 2.0, cloud, data center, database, financial services and storage applications. Mellanox believes that the Kotura acquisition enhances its ability to provide leading technologies for high speed, scalable and efficient end-to-end interconnect solutions.
The Kotura acquisition is synergistic with Mellanox's acquisition of IPtronics because Mellanox 100Gb/s silicon photonics interconnect solutions will incorporate the high-speed opto-electronic technology from Kotura and the modulator drivers and TIAs from IPtronics.
Location: Monterey Park, CA
Total purchase price: $82 million
Wed, May 15, 2013
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kotura, Inc.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Kotura, Inc.