Molex acquires Nistica business

Molex, a global manufacturer of electronic solutions, has announced the acquisition of the business of Nistica, a provider of the development and manufacture of wavelength selective switching (WSS), with particular distinction in the rapidly emerging segment of high-port count WSS, the company said.

A comprehensive suite of Nistica wavelength management solutions will enhance Molex´s offering of innovative solutions for next-generation architectures in the core of metro and long-haul networks. Nistica´s business will be integrated into the Molex Optical Solutions Group, a global provider of optical solutions, including a wide range of optical connectivity, optoelectronics and optical transport products.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Nistica is a supplier of agile optical modules that simplify, automate and make affordable the delivery of high bandwidth applications for the global telecommunication markets. The company specializes in WSS, a signal routing engine for metro/long-haul telecom networks.

As global network traffic continues to grow rapidly, Service Providers (SP), Internet Content Providers (ICP) and a wide range of networking and communications customers need the efficient expansion of network bandwidth, with lower power consumption and extended features. The Molex optical transport portfolio offers market-leading products designed to increase wavelength spectral capacity, while extending the reach, which allows customers to have exceptional flexibility to increase network utilization and enable a highly reliable, cost effective optical communications network.

Founded in 2005, Nistica is a global supplier that offers a comprehensive suite of optical solutions ranging from low port-count Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS) that serve the edge of the network, to high port-count twin WSS that address the emerging next-generation route-and-select architectures in the core of the metro and long-haul networks as well as full capability to build and deliver ROADM line-cards.

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and medical. For more information, visit www.molex.com.