Kaiam Optimized Architecture Improves Cost, Performance, Manufacturability

Kaiam, a leader in advanced data center products, has announced General Availability of the XQX5000-series of QSFP28 100G-CWDM4 transceivers based on its innovative LightScale2 platform, the company said.

The product is qualified at multiple premier customers and volume production out of Kaiam´s Livingston, UK facility is meeting high demand.

The LightScale2 architecture reduces the cost of parts and manufacturing while improving electrical and thermal performance by eliminating hermetic “gold boxes” and flex circuits.

Kaiam Corporation raised substantial expansion capital to support the build-out of LightScale2 manufacturing capacity by selling its Newton Aycliffe fabrication facility to II-VI. Kaiam will continue the development of InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for future transceiver products through foundry services and partnerships.

Headquartered in Newark, California, with large-scale manufacturing in Livingston, Scotland, Kaiam is a manufacturer of optical transceivers for hyperscale data centers. Founded in 2009 by technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a record of delivering breakthrough products that change the rules of the marketplace. Current products include 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s LightScaleâ„¢ optical transceivers optimized for data centers and a range of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs). For more information, visit www.kaiam.com.