Luna sells high-speed optical receivers technology

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), which develops and manufactures new-generation products for the aerospace, automotive, energy, defense, and telecommunications markets, has announced that Macom Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) has agreed to buy the assets and operations related to its high-speed optical receivers (HSOR) business, the company said.

The sale includes the operations associated with Luna´s development, manufacturing and sales of products such as high-speed integrated coherent receivers and photodiodes. Luna originally acquired these operations as part of its merger with Advanced Photonix, Inc. (API), in May 2015. The assets and employees associated with Luna´s Terahertz operations are not transferred in this transaction.

As part of the transaction, employees associated with the company´s HSOR operations and administration in the company´s location in Ann Arbor, Mich., will transfer to Macom. The Picometrix line of high-speed optical receivers and optical-to-electrical converters serve the global telecommunications, data center and manufacturing testing industries.

The purchase price includes USD 29.5 million paid in cash at closing and additional USD 4.0 million to be held in escrow until December 15, 2018 for possible working capital adjustments to the purchase price and potential satisfaction of certain post-closing indemnification obligations.

Luna currently intends to utilize a portion of the proceeds of the transaction to invest in expanding its fiber optic sensing product offering.

Luna Innovations is a provider of optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high speed optoelectronics and high performance fiber optic test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Macom enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society´s insatiable demand for information. Today, Macom powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained.