MANHASSET, N.Y. Xanoptix, Inc. said Tuesday (Jan. 20) it has completed the acquisition of AraLight Inc., a manufacturer of high-density optoelectronic components that was previously spun off from the former Bell Laboratories.
The acquisition in the form of intellectual property strengthens Xanoptix's multichip hybridization and parallel optics IP portfolio and consolidates its leadership in high-channel density 850-nm parallel optics transceivers. The acquisition also gives Xanoptix the rights to AraLight's issued, pending and assigned patents and trademarks along with product designs.
AraLight was formed in 2001. "They were developing similar work to us in chip hybridization technology for highly dense optical transceivers," said Xanoptix CEO Rob Baxter. "When they got into financial trouble last year we saw an opportunity to continue the innovative concepts brought forth by AraLight and combine them with our own to greatly reinforce our leadership position in this exciting breakthrough technology".
Baxter would not disclose the sale price or possible new products. "Suffice it to say it will be in the parallel optics arena," said Baxter. No Aralight employees were picked up by Xanoptix.
Xanoptix (Merrimack, N.H.) commercializes chip-level, direct die-to-die interconnect technology for integrated circuits. Its hybrid IC technology combines silicon ICs and compound semiconductors.