LONDON Optical components and test gear maker JDSU has acquired, for an undisclosed sum, Circadiant, a leading player in SFP+, 10 GigE and other stressed signal test systems.
The deal expands JDSU's range for the lab and production test market by capitalizing on a number of key assets, including Circadiant's Hydra and OST product platforms, test expertise and close customer relationships with leading network equipment manufacturers, optical module vendors and semiconductor companies.
SFP+ is emerging as an important 10 GigE optical interface since it enables lower cost and even higher port density network interface cards. To achieve this, developers and manufactures are faced with new compliance and performance test challenges that are addressed by Circadiant’s products and systems.
"To capitalize on the economic benefits of developing SFP+ modules, equipment manufacturers require test solutions that evolve accordingly," said Bill Mortimer, vice president and general manager in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment.
"Circadiant has technology and products that not only meet this challenge but complement the JDSU optical transport test portfolio and offer important test capabilities our customers are asking for."
Late last month, JDSU recorded its third consecutive quarterly loss in the three months ended September, narrowing to $16.6 million from $29.8 million in the previous period.
At the same time CEO Kevin Kennedy resigned and the company announced the closure of several test and measurement research centers and merged two laser diode-based divisions. The moves will mean 400 job losses.