SANTA ANA, Calif.--Microsemi Corp. today (March 26) said it has begun shipping its first gallium-arsenide (GaAs) semiconductors three months ahead of schedule. The products will be used in optical transponders.
"These shipments, though initially small, mark a major milestone for the company," said Manuel Lynch, vice president of marketing and business development. Microsemi had not expected to receive its first revenues for compound semiconductors until June.
The initial orders for indium gallium-arsenide (InGaAs)/indium-phosphide (InP) photodetectors were received in December. These devices will be used in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical transponder applications.